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Essential Oils for Survival (Video)

Essential Oils for Survival (Video)

A lot of people have hesitations when it comes to herbal remedies and essential oils, especially for survival. Well, you can trust a nurse’s perspective right? Good old Patriot Nurse recorded this video a few years ago on the essential oils, herbal tinctures, and homeopathic remedies she recommends for survival and medical prep. She lends her prepper know-how and medical knowledge to the effectiveness of different remedies and aromatherapy, and gives a basic overview of which natural remedies and oils you definitely want to have in your prep stash. Natural remedies like these are actually great for preparedness. As you […]

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Wild Mallow   

Wild Mallow  

  Mallow, or Malva, is the wild edible green that is the source for the original marshmallow.  Originally native to Europe this plant can now be found all over the world.  Cultivated in some areas commercially as a vegetable crop and even growing as an invasive weed in other regions.  Malva has adapted to a variety of soil conditions and climates, making it available in most areas and even during cold seasons.  Here are a few of the characteristics of this plant that make it beneficial for wilderness survival.   Malva or Mallow has a unique and easily identifiable even […]

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Wilderness Cold Medicine

Wilderness Cold Medicine

If you think that you need a sick day from an 8-hour job, then how do you think you are going to feel when you are struggling to survive in the wilderness and you begin to get sick? As you know, a simple cold can make everyday simple activities into agonizing tasks. And it will only get worse when the tasks are more physically demanding and when you are exposed to the elements all day and night. If your illness is left untreated in the wilderness, a simple cold could make you too weak to gather firewood, haul water, and […]

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Heal All

Heal All

While it might come just short of fulfilling the expectations one might have given it’s common name, Prunella Vulgaris, or “heal all”, is a great source of both wilderness survival food, and medicine.  It is widely distributed throughout the world, being found in North American, Europe, and Asia.  It can be found in grasslands, or on the edge of forested areas, especially in moist areas.   Food The leaves can be eaten raw, or cooked.  Younger leaves are tastier but the plant remains edible throughout its life.  The leaves can be used to brew tea, or soaked in water and […]

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