Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wild Grapes in Texas - Mustang Grapes

Wild Mustang Grapes

There are several types of wild grapes that are fairly common in the State of Texas. The three main species of wild grapes that are found locally are the Mustang Grape (Vitis mustangensis), the Sweet Mountain Grape (Vitis monticola), and the Winter Grape (Vitis cinerea var. helleri). Mustang Grapes are fairly abundant and the most easily found. The Mustang Grapes can have a rather tart flavor and have very tough skins. Mustang Grapes make very good jelly that can often found at some specialty grocery stores and at local farmers markets. The other types of grapes are sweeter but much less common and are a lot harder to find. Most of these grapes ripen from late summer to early fall. They are a pretty hardy type of grape and you can also make a fairly decent wine from Mustang Grapes.

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Texas Preppers Network Members - April 2010

A great big Texas welcome to the newest members of the Texas Preppers Network! We've got several new members who look forward to sharing ideas and information with everyone.
Her's a little information on our new members:

New Member: gharkness

Area: Dallas / Fort Worth



About: gharkness is a beginning prepper and is
interested in learning and sharing about preparing for disasters and learning new survival skills. Please visit gharkness' website and let's help them out on their journey to being better prepared.

New Member: mama4x

Area: Central Texas



About: mama4x is a homeschooling mother of 4. She is also a beginning prepper. Her interests include writing, ironing Mylar bags shut and watching her seeds grow. She has an excellent blog with a lot of great information. If you've got some extra time, give her a visit and leave a comment.

New Member: Morgan747

Area: Northeast Texas


About: Morgan747 is
interested in herbal remedies and will be doing some articles about using herbs, gardening and squeezing the very last drop out of a dollar. Morgan747 is also interested in bartering and into fishing big time! Morgan747 also raises chickens (for both eggs and meat) and is interested in doing same with rabbits.

Welcome to the Texas Preppers Network!

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Blog Roll Additions

I've added a couple of additions to our blog roll and hopefully will be adding some new members to the Texas Preppers Network in the near future. It always makes me feel good to know that more people are taking an interest in being better prepared.

Here are links to our new blog roll additions:

A great site for those living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex can be found here:

Simply great prepping info from mama4x here:

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Texas Town on High Alert

Texas Town on High Alert as Mexican Town Across Border Braces for Cartel Gun Battle
By Ed Barnes


At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives.