Prepper must-haves: 7 Medicinal uses of activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless black powder typically used in the emergency treatment of certain kinds of poisoning. It is made by heating natural sources of carbon, such as wood, coconut shells and sawdust, to very high temperatures. This process “activates” the charcoal and creates tiny holes on its surface, thereby increasing its overall surface area. In … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 7 Medicinal uses of activated charcoal

5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges can be used in their entirety. In fact, the peels may carry more nutritional benefits than the juicy pulp inside. For instance, a tablespoon of orange peel has thrice more vitamin C than the fruit, and four times more fiber. With so much food waste, there are … Continue reading 5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Prepper projects: How to make activated charcoal, a natural detoxifier

Activated charcoal is a common home remedy with many uses, from detoxifying to boosting kidney health. You can stock up on activated charcoal as a prepper by learning how to make it at home. This ensures that you have access to a versatile home remedy for minor health complaints like digestive or skin issues when … Continue reading Prepper projects: How to make activated charcoal, a natural detoxifier

8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bladder infections. Most UTIs are caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract, causing inflammation and pain when urinating. Conventional treatments for UTIs include antibiotics, which are known to cause both acute and long-term adverse side effects. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to treat … Continue reading 8 Natural treatments for urinary tract infections

How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

Knowing how to make effective home remedies is a key prepping skill, especially if you want to save money on supplies or avoid the use of store-bought medication that often contains harmful chemicals. Detailed below are several guides on making a DIY version of Tiger Balm, a popular pain relief salve, using natural ingredients like … Continue reading How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

Natural relief: 10 Ways to treat dry mouth

Dry mouth occurs when your mouth can’t produce enough saliva. While this isn’t a serious problem, it can be a bothersome symptom. Detailed below are 10 home treatments that can help relieve dry mouth. Stay hydrated If you have dry mouth, be sure you’re drinking enough water every day. Staying hydrated can help prevent the minor dehydration that’s causing … Continue reading Natural relief: 10 Ways to treat dry mouth

Survival medicine basics: How to use sugar to treat wounds

Sugar isn’t known for a lot of health benefits, but they are quite useful as a home remedy. Before commercial antibiotic and antiseptic creams, it used to be a popular homemade treatment for wounds. Moreover, it can be applied on humans and animals alike. (h/t to AlphaSurvivalist.net) How does sugar treat wounds? Sugar has specific qualities … Continue reading Survival medicine basics: How to use sugar to treat wounds

10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Migraine is the third most common condition in the world. Unlike headaches, migraines are chronic and tend to cause throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. Migraines are also commonly accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and heightened sensitivity to light or noise. Thankfully, a migraine can be treated and managed using natural remedies. … Continue reading 10 Natural and drug-free ways to deal with migraines

Scalded by boiling water? Here are some treatments and home remedies that may help

If a family member burns himself with boiling water, you need to know how to treat their injury to avoid serious complications like shock or infections. Boiling water burns and how to prevent them A boiling water burn or a scald is caused by direct contact with very hot water or steam. When your skin is scalded, you’ll feel immediate pain. Over one million patients … Continue reading Scalded by boiling water? Here are some treatments and home remedies that may help

No muss, no fuss: 6 Natural ways to remove mold

Mold is one of the most common (and dreaded) problems in households and buildings. Mold spores can grow quickly and get released into the air, making it dangerous to breathe, especially if you are already suffering from a respiratory problem. If you’re looking for home remedies for mold growth or wish to prevent it, here are some tips … Continue reading No muss, no fuss: 6 Natural ways to remove mold