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Shelter 101: Wilderness and Emergency Survival Shelters

Shelter is one of the top priorities necessities in the wilderness and survival situation. Below we will go into which shelter would be best for you depending on the situation or location you are in. First ask yourself how quickly you need to build a shelter, and how long you plan on being in the […]

The S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. Acronym

The Survival Acronym was developed for military personnel, primarily Special Forces, but can be easily adapted to civilian survival. You can easily replace the word “enemy” with “the unprepared”, as some, NOT all, will be attempting to take what you have as they have not adequately prepared. S – Size Up the Situation: Size Up […]

30 Uses for Wood Ash

1. Make lye water out of ash. You can boil 2-3 spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee filter. Lye water is a great cleaning agent and sanitizer for clothes, floors, windows, silverware, plates, and even rust in marble. You can also make lye by adding […]

Edible Wild Plants: Rose Hips

Rose Hips, which are not a particular plant but rather the fruit of the rose plant. The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful […]

Edible Wild Plants: Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis)

Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis) is a member of the honeysuckle family that grows up to thirteen feet high, with smooth, gray bark. Corky bumps cover the slender branches, and there is a spongy, white pith inside the twigs and branches. The opposite, feather-compound leaves may be over three feet long. The leaf is divided into 5-11 […]

Maps You Should Have In Your Survival Gear

One of the most overlooked parts of survival gear, whether in your bug out or get home bag, is the physical map. A critical part of survival is knowing your surroundings! You may know your immediate area like the back of your hand but if you need to leave that immediate area due to a […]

Edible Wild Plants: Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago Odora)

Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago Odora) leaves make a great herbal tea, also called a tisane. The leaves, when fresh picked have a delicate anise-like aroma, mixed with a bright green herbal hints as well. the leaves can be brewed into tea, whether fresh leaves, or dried. The fresh leaves make a delicate tea with more of […]

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: Wild Carrot (Daucus Carota)

Wild carrots, also called Queen Anne’s Lace, is Daucus Carota, which you may recognize is the exact species of cultivated carrot. They are exactly the same plant, differentiated only in the subspecies. By the time the carrots are wild, they are white rather than orange and are much smaller (though the greens are still full […]

6 Best Turmeric Powder Brands

So you’ve read about all the health benefits and you’ve decided to buy some, but which is the best turmeric powder? Here are the 6 best turmeric powder brands according to Amazon.com reviews.   1. Indus Organic Turmeric Powder A 100% USDA certified organic turmeric powder from southern India, Indus Organic Turmeric (Curcumin) Powder gets […]

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