Friday, June 14, 2013

30 Days of Survival - Day 11 - Start a Worm Farm

I can hear the questions already as I am typing this post. What does a worm farm have to do with survival and prepping?

All I can say is plenty.

Worms are the intestines of the earth. They improve soil and get rid of garbage.

So why a survivalist worm farm?

Like I said they get rid of can toss most of your food scraps into the worm bin. Even apartment dwellers can raise worms.

Folks are working on worm based septic systems...they are taking hold in Australia. 

They make great fishing bait...just think no digging for worms before you go catch your supper.

They are an awesome protein supplement for your chickens...if you are raising chickens worms are a good for them treat...if you scale it up they can be the major protein source.

They can be a source of income sold to others for the above reasons.

And for the hardcore they can be a protein supplement for you in a true emergency.

Here is a good post on making a worm bin composter

Another method uses a cheap Styrofoam cooler with holes punched in the bottom and a drip pan to catch all the good stuff that leaks out. Just fill it with a bunch of damp newspaper and add your worms.

Be sure and feed them only what they can clean up before it starts to get rotten. And be sure to avoid citrus, onions, garlic, meat and grease.

A worm bin is a handy skill for all preppers to get started with.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,


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