Archive for June, 2012

In Greece’s On Going Financial Collapse Bartering Emerges In Greek Towns

As Greece finally succumbs to it’s financial collapse many Greek towns are turning to a bartering system that is similar to what emerges after a SHTF or post-apocalyptic world. Everyday Greeks are now dropping the Euro at a lightning fast , even before this Sunday’s election, and adopting a bartering system to buy and sell […]

Edible Wild Plants: Northern Wild Rice (Zizania Palustris L.)

Northern wild rice  (Zizania Palustris L.) is one of three species of wild rice that are native to North America. The species most commonly harvested as grain is the annual species Zizania palustris. Native Americans and non-Indians harvest wild rice by canoeing into a stand of plants, and bending the ripe grain heads with wooden sticks called knockers, so as to thresh the seeds into […]

How To Survive & Protect Yourself From A Bank Run (Run On The Banks)

With the feverish talks and increase of bank runs in the Euro-zone occurring it is my utmost duty to warn my readers of what may come to America. A lot of people are unaware of how bad things are across the pond in the European Union and how it can greatly effect our lives in […]

Emergency First Aid Tip: Improvised Sling

Injuries can happen during normal conditions let alone an emergency situation were you need to evacuate an area due to a man-made or natural disaster. This tip is an essential emergency first aid tip that you should know about in case you or someone you love has a hand, arm or shoulder injury and needs […]

Edible Wild Plants: Purple Avens / Water Avens (Geum Rivale)

It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to September, and the seeds ripen from Jun to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, self.The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy […]

Edible Wild Plants: Allegheny Chinquapin / Chinkapin (Castanea Pumila)

Allegheny Chinquapin (Chinkapin) (Castanea pumila) also known as the American chinquapin or dwarf chestnut, is a species of chestnut native to the eastern United States from southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania south to central Florida, west to eastern Texas, and north to southern Missouri and Kentucky. The plant’s habitat is dry sandy and rocky uplands […]

Survival Fishing: Native Herbal Fishing Technique

This unique fishing method used by Native Americans and other native tribes around the world is not very common and should not ever be used in closed and small bodies of water as it can exterminate the wildlife population. Some plants can be used that will either extract the oxygen from the water or simply […]

Edible Wild Plants: Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica)

There are nearly 180 different know honeysuckle species, most native to Europe and Asia, with only about twenty indigenous to the US. Honeysuckle is most often a vine, usually growing to a max of 20 feet. Some grow in a shrub-like form. Many species (especially those from Asia) are sold in the US for their […]

Emergency Preparedness: Survival Fishing Techniques

Fishing can be a very rewarding pastime, but it can also be a life-saver in a survival situation, as fish are a great and healthy source of protein. Once you know how to find water that’s likely to have fish, you need to know how to catch the fish, and of course know how to […]

Top Five Survival Knots

Knowing how to tie secure knots can be a critical skill in many pastimes and occupations. For firefighter, sailors, climbers and campers, survival can depend on a properly tied knot. They must be able to tie and release knots quickly and tightly using knot forms that will secure heavy objects or withstand the force of […]

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