Backyard Liberty Reviews

About Backyard Liberty

Backyard Liberty is a guide created by Alec Deacon, which is intended to help anyone set up their own aquaponic, sustainable gardening system for the purposes of creating and maintaining long term food stores.

Aquaponics is a system is a combination of traditional hydroponics and fish farming, which can produce large quantities of food using a very small area. It is becoming popular in sustainable gardening practices and there are universities and centers who are beginning to offer training and classes in this type of gardening.

According to the video presentation on, aquaponics will soon play an important role in the United States, because we are on the verge of a “social and economic collapse” which will occur sometime within the next 18 months.

During this collapse, Alec Deacon says that the current system of government and order will break down, and people will need to do certain things to ensure the survival of their family, including having food stockpiles which can last 5 – 20 years.

This presentation also says that there is an executive order which allows FEMA to confiscate your food during a crisis, so ensuring that you have a stockpile pile of food that the government cannot take from you is important.

The problem with this claim is that the executive order Alec Deacon mentions never says that FEMA can confiscate your personal food stores; it says that in a National Emergency the government can take control of food supplies and methods of food production.

People saying that the government can come into your home and take your food are using the most extreme interpretation of this statement, and Backyard Liberty offers no explanation of why an aquaponic system would be exempt from this same interpretation.

However, they are still making the claim that an aquaponic system would produce large stores of food at far more affordable prices than purchasing traditional freeze dried survivalist food packages, which may be something you are interested in.

Deacon’s Backyard Liberty is a guide to creating your own aquaponic gardening system. The package costs $37 and includes a step-by-step blueprint for creating your own aquaponics system for just $190, with maybe $100 worth of upkeep each year. The system is so simple that a 12 year old could do it.

If you have any experience with this system, please leave your Backyard Liberty reviews below.

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Backyard Liberty Aquaponics Review

September 21, 2013

Have really enjoyed the Back Yard Liberty: Built the Barrel Aquaponicsfrom your book plus a few additions: Added the 5′ sections of 4″ PVC which is feed by a drip sipon hose, then dumps with a Bell Sipon when it reach a certain level. Built a box around the fish tank for protection and insulation has a flip up door on top. Also have system pump running on solar panels.

Matching the solar with the pump was a challange ended up using 45 Watt solar set up from Harbor Fright and a 12 volt pump from part# EWP-D50C1225 which uses 22 Watts and pumps 5.9 gal/m. I am considering upgrading to a larher pump EWP-D50C124030L which uses 45 Watts and pumps 7.9 gal/m but has a speed control.

Hope this may be of some help pump have a life span of 20,000 hours and very little noise about 39dB. Please visit for more great products.

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