Archive for January, 2013

Edible Wild Plants: Northern Bugleweed (Lycopus Uniflorus)

Northern Bugleweed (Lycopus Uniflorus) is a species of flowering plant in the mint family. It is native to much of North America, where it can be found most often in moist areas, such as marshes. This is a perennial herb growing from a slender rhizome with thickened, tuberlike tips. The plant grows upright 10 to […]

Food Storage Tips

In the wake of a world-wide food crisis many people are stocking up on essential items such as canned food, non-frozen convenience meals, freeze dried meals, etc. But what is the best to have? More canned food or more freeze dried meals? People have always worried about the future of society and where the country […]

First Aid: Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

The Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is an excellent treatment for all causes of dehydration. It is just what the thirsty body needs to restore the lost fluid. The water, salt, and sugar in the formula team up to speed the patient’s recovery. The quantity of sugar in the ORS can be varied depending on patient […]

Starting Seeds With Recycled Plastic Bottles

  One of the best steps to a successful garden in the summer is to start out your plants strong. To ensure that many homestead gardeners turn to indoor sprouting first before they transplant them outside. This makes sure their plants have a constant, frost free, beginning to grow to their full potential without being […]