Aquaponics & How it Works – Layman’s Version

 

Basic Concept

Aquaponics is a food production system based upon mother-nature’s own method of recycling fish waste by feeding it to plants. In a nutshell, that’s the bare-bones definition. You should also know it is highly adaptable to home-based use, is low maintenance, produces very high amount of food/area (food density), and requires very little external inputs.

How it Works – Layman’s Version

Live fish are grown in a tank. Tank water, which contains fish waste, is pumped from the tank to grow-beds. Grow beds are simple containers filled with gravel and which have plants planted in them on top. Gravel in the grow beds will naturally come to host bacterial colonies which will convert fish waste into plant food. Plants consume the food, water is returned to the fish tank via gravity, and you get to eat organically grown fruits, vegetables, and fish. The fish are happy because their water is kept clean. The plants are happy and grow quickly because they are receiving nutrients 24/7, and you should be happy and healthy having access to home-grown, organically produced food. The only external inputs to the system are electricity and fish food – however even the fish food can be system-grown.

How it Works – Detailed Explanation

You need not understand anything more than the layman’s explanation above in order to get started with Aquaponics. However, a little more knowledge certainly doesn’t hurt and will help you understand how the system works.

Aquaponics takes advantage of mother-nature’s own methods to convert fish waste into plant food. At the heart of this system is what is commonly referred to as the Nitrogen Cycle.

Nitrogen is an essential element necessary for life on Earth as we know it. The Nitrogen Cycle is a series of chemical processes whereby nitrogen from the environment is consumed by living organisms and processed into various different nitrogen-based chemical forms. This is accomplished via a chain of living organisms, each utilizing nitrogen in some way to live, and converting it into another nitrogen-based chemical structure which is then needed by another organism. In this way, nitrogen is continually cycled from the environment, through the biological system, and back into the environment.

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Updates and New Information

I don’t update that frequently as I like to be careful with information I post. Folks might rely on my posts for their lives, and the lives of their families, so I put myself in their shoes, and handle posting with responsibility to get info that’s as accurate as I can possibly get and be sure of.

On to the fun stuff…

Now, this is something Husband and I have been experimenting with for a while, and while our work is somewhat experimental in reegards to seeking improvements, the basics plan works and works well enough.

Aquaponics gardening is a growing trend that allows families to create a self-sustaining environment that grows vegetables, fruits, flowers and more with as little maintenance as possible.

The first time I was told about aquaponics gardening, I thought it was going to be very dirty and moldy but was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t like that at all. Aquaponics gardens can be as small or as large as you’d like it to be. They create enough food in a small space and require very little maintenance.

Aquaponics is a cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This is an environmentally friendly, natural food-growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizers.

http://www.patriotnetdaily.com/what-is-aquaponic-gardening/

There’s lush green lettuce, plump tomatoes and fragrant basil all growing in a bed of water in a 2, 000-sq-ft (about 186 square meters) greenhouse in Toronto, the largest city of Canada.

It’s all part of a pilot project an urban farmer is hoping will help showcase the benefits of a waste-free system which combines aquaculture and hydroponics. He’s hoping the large-scale commercial aquaponics farm he built nearly two months ago will help persuade others into making the switch from conventional farming.

http://www.patriotnetdaily.com/aquaponics-farm-showcases-farming-of-the-future/

But for millions of us, especially if we live in the city, in an apartment or a condo with a patio, or a home on a postage stamp sized lot-which is what even single family homes seem to all be built on these days, how do you supplement your purchased groceries with home grown? With a little creativity, it is possible.

http://www.patriotnetdaily.com/small-garden-ideas-gardening-in-small-places/

WATER is a survival priority. In fact, generally we cannot survive much longer than 3 days without it. A very small number of people have been known to survive for up to a week without water under special circumstances, but this has been a rare exception.

Knowing this, one would think that WATER is a top priority for most preppers. Unfortunately, it often is not. It is often overlooked because most of us have such ready access to it nearly everywhere we go. It comes out of our faucet, we can buy it in stores, it’s in lakes, rivers and streams, and it rains (in most places)…

Stop to think about it though, because there are situations where your access to fresh clean drinking water could diminish or disappear.

http://www.patriotnetdaily.com/water-sources-and-treatment/

Now, here’s some useful info that works now, and post-collapse.

http://www.myfamilysurvivalplan.com/50-emergency-apps-turn-phone-life-saving-device/

http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/how-to-make-hobo-stove-zmaz84zloeck.aspx

http://www.myfamilysurvivalplan.com/make-pemmican-ultimate-survival-super-food/

Finding security of the Future in the Past

These days, you keep hearing about the ‘Collapse’. the imminent dissolution of modern society and all that goes with it. You have folks stockpiling ammo, reloading gear, making microstoves out of the bottom ends of beer cans and fuelled by alcohol, etc..

All good options…however, there’s some things folks are overlooking, even the ones who are taking time to learn Natural World medicine.
What if you break a knife? Lose a cooking pot? Need some nails? Trade goods?? Arrowheads for when you run out of Primers to reload cartridges??

Gold, yeah, okay…well, if things fall past a certain point, no one in my family, Band or Tribe would do more than laugh at the offer of gold.
Can’t eat it. Heal NO wounds, Can’t make tools out of it…

Silver…I mean PURE silver, now there’s a Valuable trade metal. Innate anti-bacterial properties is why.

Now that we have precious metals solved, onward to the more Practical metals on which Life and rebuilding will hinge on.
Iron. Most folks know of the ‘Iron Age’, but most folks don’t know anything about how they GOT it. Nope, not meteorites, too rare.
Iron ore, pretty common…it’s basically rust in rocks.  Now, what follows applies to rusted iron and some steels also. It’s called ‘Blooming/Bloomery’, and this is how the Iron Age worked. I am not going to try to give a definitive work on it, but here are two very useful links that give a good overview and will aid you in finding more comprehensive knowledge on it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomery

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/69971/bloom

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The United Nations: Disarmament & Democide Inc.

The UN’s page on DDR operations explains what role the DDR officer will be expected to undertake:

 

Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons from combatants and often from the civilian population.

Demobilization is the formal and controlled discharge of active combatants from armed forces and groups, including a phase of “reinsertion” which provides short-term assistance to ex-combatants.

Reintegration is the process by which ex-combatants acquire civilian status and gain sustainable employment and income. It is a political, social and economic process with an open time-frame, primarily taking place in communities at the local level.

The objective of the DDR process is to contribute to security and stability in post-conflict environments so that recovery and development can begin. DDR helps create an enabling environment for political and peace processes by dealing with security problem that arises when ex-combatants are trying to adjust to normal life, during the vital transition period from conflict to peace and development.

 

What’s the Next Step?

 

Massive gun confiscation through martial law! This is the key step which will precede this impending holocaust. The populace  must be rendered defenseless in order for this administration to carry out its plan. Hitler, Stalin, Pot, and Mao all enforced it, and now the Obama administration and the United Nations are initiating their plan.

 

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.”
– Adolf Hitler

“To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.” 
― Adolf Hitler

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
– Mao Tse Tung

 

Now quotes from American Politicians…

 

“If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!”
– Diane Feinstein

“We’re bending the law as far as we can to ban an entirely new class of guns.”
– Rahm Emmanuel, senior advisor to Bill Clinton

“If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.”
– President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993

“I don’t believe people should to be able to own guns.”
– Barack Obama (during conversation with economist and author John Lott Jr. at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1990s)

 

Here is the list of executive orders if have not seen them: 

 

 

http://beforeitsnews.com/global-unrest/2014/06/time-to-make-war-on-the-populace-says-government-united-nations-hires-for-disarmament-military-personnel-target-american-civilians-2459636.html

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