Water Works: The Wonders of Aquaponics and Hydroponics

Understanding Aqua and Hydroponics

If civilization were to collapse tomorrow, can you ensure that you’ll still have a means to feed yourself and your loved ones beyond the reserves in your pantry? For ultimate self-reliance, embracing aquaponics and hydroponics might be your best chance of ensuring your bellies remain full and bodies nourished even during the direst of circumstances.

What are Aquaponics and Hydroponics?

At the core, aquaponics is a system that combines fish farming (aquaculture) with soilless plant cultivation (hydroponics). The waste from the fish serves as organic food that enriches the plants, while the plants, in return, purify the water that the fish live in.

Hydroponics, on the other hand, is a method of growing plants without soil by simply using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.

The Vitality of Aquaponics in a Post-Collapse Scenario

In a doomsday scenario, conventional farming techniques will not be viable. The lack of commercial fertilizers, pesticides, and the usual livestock manure will make it impossible for your garden to sustain. Aquaponics can fill in this void perfectly.

  • In an aquaponics system, you don’t need soil, eradicating problems of soil-borne diseases and weeds.
  • Compared to traditional farming, aquaponics systems require up to 90% less water.
  • Aquaponic systems are scalable, meaning you can build them big enough to feed an entire community or small enough to fit on a suburban patio.

The Relevance of Hydroponics in Extreme Conditions

Will you wait for the downfall of civilization to force you to cultivate your meals in soilless environments? Now is the time to prepare and master the techniques of hydroponic farming.

  • The productivity of a hydroponic system far exceeds that of soil farming. You save space and exponentially multiply the crop yield.
  • In hydroponics, you retain full control over nutrient balance, resulting in healthier, tastier produce.
  • Having an indoor hydroponic system means having fresh produce all year-round, no matter the external conditions.


The reality of a doomsday scenario is not too farfetched in these uncertain times. Would you rather starve than take matters into your hands right now? The knowledge of aquaponics and hydroponics are dire necessities for post-collapse survival, but they also provide robust, sustainable methodologies for present-day self-reliance. Start learning now, because when the time comes, you’ll be thankful for not taking your food security for granted.

Introduction to Aquaponics and Hydroponics

Written by Keith Jacobs

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