Essential oils: Must-have items from Mother Nature for your survival cache

Discomforts and illnesses don’t fail to show up during emergencies, disasters and survival scenarios. Stockpiling food, water and other necessities may not be enough to stay healthy during such times. A careful selection of essential oils can be your best ally when you are in a situation with limited or absolutely no access to medical care. … Continue reading Essential oils: Must-have items from Mother Nature for your survival cache

Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

A prepper understands the importance of stocking up on supplies before SHTF. While food and water are important, you also need to stock up on other items with many survival and medicinal uses like baking soda. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) Before disaster strikes, you should stock up on enough baking soda so that each family member has … Continue reading Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Activated charcoal can be used for water filtration and gas masks or for treating poison. In an SHTF scenario, it would be ideal to have it on hand all the time. While making your own activated charcoal takes time, it can be done at a fraction of the cost in stores. A pound of activated charcoal would … Continue reading Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Survival medicine: Natural remedies for asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes inflammation in the lungs. As a result, the bronchial tubes that let air in and out of the lungs become constricted. Lung tissues also produce more mucus than usual in response to the inflammation. Inflamed tubes and excess mucus can make it difficult for a person to breathe. Common symptoms of … Continue reading Survival medicine: Natural remedies for asthma

How to use plants to maintain personal hygiene even when SHTF

Soap, shampoo and toothpaste are just some of the products that people use daily to keep themselves clean, yet preppers and survivalists often take these personal hygiene items for granted. Naturally, they’d be too concerned about making it out alive when disaster strikes or when SHTF to think about the importance of such items. But … Continue reading How to use plants to maintain personal hygiene even when SHTF

Prepper medicine: How to use dyer’s woad, a natural antiviral

Dyer’s woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a versatile weed used to make beautiful and natural dyes for yarn. The weed is also used to make home remedies that can treat various health issues like cold, flu and even chickenpox. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) What is dyer’s woad? Isatis or dyer’s woad is a plant used to make natural dyes … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to use dyer’s woad, a natural antiviral

Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines. If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foraging safety tips Before … Continue reading Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

15 Different ways to use Epsom salt on your homestead

Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a common household item with a wide range of uses. Though it’s not used for cooking, Epsom salt can still be used in the kitchen to get rid of oven grease, scrub grime off of pans and remove grout stains. Despite its name, Epsom salt is not the same as table salt, which is the … Continue reading 15 Different ways to use Epsom salt on your homestead

Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

Anyone who has ever gardened can tell you how upsetting it is to have your efforts thwarted by invasive plants. It’s a very frustrating problem, but there’s a compelling reason you may not want these species to disappear entirely: Many invasive plants have surprisingly important medicinal benefits. Invasive species are non-native plants that spread aggressively … Continue reading Many invasive plants have medicinal benefits

Learn the basics of wound management for survival situations

At some point in our lives, most of us have gotten injured badly enough to wonder if a trip to the emergency room is needed, whether it’s a chopping accident in the kitchen or a fall outdoors playing sports. But what happens when you get wounded in a survival situation and heading to the ER … Continue reading Learn the basics of wound management for survival situations