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Raisins: A Survival Superfood

Raisins were invented (probably by accident) to remain fresh. The fact that they’re dehydrated, along with their sugar content, preserves them without the need for refrigeration. There aren’t many foods that contain a majority of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, fiber, sugar and fats) and the necessary micronutrients (minerals and vitamins) that are necessary for good nutrition. […]

Edible Wild Plants: Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella Bursa-Pastoris)

Shepherd’s purse (Capsella Bursa-Pastoris) is a lover of waste grounds, roadsides and old fields. It bears flat, heart-shaped seed pods and is similar to peppergrasses. The basal leaves are dandelionlike, while the stem leaves are clasping. It produces white flowers that are found on spikelike clusters. The vigorously growing new foliage is sometimes cooked like […]

Edible Wild Plants: Burdock (Arctium Lappa)

Burdock (Arctium Lappa) has been traditionally used as a skin remedy for acne, boils, abscesses, eczema and psoriasis. It can be taken alone or mixed with other herbs such as dandelion root or yellow dock root, to balance its strong cleansing action. Burdock can occasionally worsen skin conditions initially due to its strong detoxifying action. […]

Importance of Salt in Civilization for Survival

Salt is a valuable commodity that could become hard to come by in a long term disaster situation.  In Ancient Rome, salt was used as a form of currency because of it’s importance in preserving food.  In fact, it is still used today as a form of currency in some parts of Africa.  It was […]

How To Make Your Own Seed Packets

You need a piece of card or brown paper that measures at least 7 inches (18cm) x 6 inches (15cm). Use the template below to draw your seed packet outline. Cut out your template, then make folds along the dotted lines. Stick tabs A and B to the back of the packet. Stick or draw […]

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

After flowering, all plants produce seed. This is one way in which plants reproduce. Seed comes in many different types, shapes and sizes. Seeds are also spread in many ways. Seeds in pods – when ripe, the pods such as those on Broom can explode and split open and the seeds shoot out. Hooked seeds […]

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a […]

How To Be Prepared For Blackouts

Have you thought about how you’ll be able to complete important tasks during power blackouts? You’ll need to eat, drink, stay warm, sleep and even entertain yourself. It’s easy to take these simple things for granted when you have electricity, but you need to be prepared to do them without power. Blackouts can occur at […]

How To Prepare For A Winter Storm or Blizzard

With an impending storm slated to arrive this Friday, February 8th 2013, it is a good time to discuss how to prepare for a winter storm or worse, a blizzard. Major nor’easter could bring well over foot of snow Storm moves in Friday through Saturday February 6th 2013 http://www.wmur.com/weather/stormwatch/Major-nor-easter-could-bring-well-over-foot-of-snow/-/17328920/18428730/-/skc0xuz/-/index.html A developing storm to the south […]

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 […]

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