Category Archives: Preppers

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Feed the Poor with Purslane

Walking down the sidewalk near downtown Grand Rapids Mi, my wife and I saw large amounts of beautiful, healthy Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) growing along a fence line. Purslane- photographer unknown On the same walk, we saw a couple homeless men shading … Continue reading

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5 Top Survival Plants

There are a lot of plants that could be in the top 5, but I think its important to narrow it down. Knowing 5 plants that are useful for food, medicine or utility can save you in a survival situation. … Continue reading

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Why are we sick?

People live longer these days. At least potentially, as the average life span is certainly longer than it was 100 years ago or even 50 years ago. So why the title; “Why are we sick?” Because, even though we live … Continue reading

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To Prepare or not to Prepare, that is the Question?

So you aren’t a Conspiracy Theorist. Great, me neither. At least I don’t think so. Which conspiracy? Obama is not a natural born citizen? What difference does it make? No wait, that’s a Hillary line when Americans died in Benghazi. … Continue reading

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Michigan Preppers…be prepared!

You don’t have to be a Prepper to see that the future is likely going to be bumpy.  Is the stock market reflecting the truth? Is our foreign debt too far gone? Is the housing market reflecting the truth? The … Continue reading

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Yarrow-An Ancient Healing Herb

Yarrow has been known as a healing herb since ancient times. It has been used as a sleep aid, fever reducer, skin wash for hair loss and skin irritation, cold and flu reliever, sore throat reliever, diarrhea and dysentery  reliever and … Continue reading

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Wild Nutrition Extenders

What is a Nutrition Extender? It’s anything that you add to an otherwise nutrition poor food. For example; plain white rice, elbow macaroni, Ramen Noodles or a baloney sandwich. All very inexpensive, but none packed with vitamins and minerals. Take … Continue reading

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Sunburn Season

Straight to the point…it is sunburn season. Sunburns hurt. I’ll avoid going over the obvious stuff about prevention. We all pretty much have the anti-sunburn stuff figured out. What we aren’t real good at is, actually putting that knowledge to … Continue reading

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Bull Thistle-An Aster with a bite.

I’m pretty sure most people don’t think of a thistle as being closely related to the Dandelion, but, in fact, it is. Both are esteemed members of the Asteraceae Family. More commonly known as the Aster or Sunflower Family. It’s … Continue reading

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Why Forage?

First, just to make sure that everyone knows what foraging is, lets define it. Foraging is simply defined as: searching for food or provisions. Do you ever pick wild blueberries, blackberries or any other kind of berry? If you do, … Continue reading

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