Category Archives: Survival

These are survival related post that help you learn different methods of coping with any situation you may encounter.

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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Hunger

Yes, hunger. Kent County Michigan is actually one of the more prosperous counties in Michigan. Yet, according to http://www.feedwm.org/ one in seven people in Kent County struggle with hunger. That doesn’t always mean that people are going without food. Too many … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking…by Smoking

Seems like a bit of an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But, maybe not. Consider the following information about cigarettes from the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/). “Of the more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be … Continue reading

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Wild Edible Confussion

There are a lot of plants that different sources list as edibles that I won’t. I might even use these plants myself, but I am confident that I know the dangers and the proper use of those plants. I won’t … Continue reading

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Plants to be Aware of in Michigan

Soon it will be time for camping, hiking and fishing in Michigan’s awesome outdoors. Even though Michigan’s Natural surroundings are relatively safe, the more knowledge you have, the safer you will be. Following are some plants that you will want … Continue reading

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