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

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

Survival essentials: 6 Store-bought lab tests for your medicine chest

If you have a health condition like diabetes, before SHTF you need to take extra precautions to ensure that you stay safe even during a long-term survival scenario. And if you’re bugging in with loved ones, you should stock up on DIY lab kits you may need for common health concerns like food allergies. (h/t … Continue reading Survival essentials: 6 Store-bought lab tests for your medicine chest

Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a leafy herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its leaves are normally used as a garnish, but they can also be used to make herbal remedies. Parsley has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Healers used its leaves, seeds and roots to treat a slew of ailments, including bruises, insect bites, amenorrhea, allergies, … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Survival foraging: How to identify and use dandelion, a versatile weed

Most people think of dandelions as nothing but invasive weeds out to ruin their lawns. But preppers know that dandelions are just as useful as herbs and beneficial plants in home gardens. When SHTF, it pays to know how to forage for edible weeds like dandelions so you can add them to your stockpile or arsenal of … Continue reading Survival foraging: How to identify and use dandelion, a versatile weed

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

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

Survival medicine: 10 Medicinal uses of coconut oil

Coconut oil is a versatile survival item with a lot of medicinal uses. It’s an amazing natural remedy for a variety of ailments, such as burns, cold sores and sore throat. Here are some of the many ways you can use coconut oil medicinally: (h/t to FoodStorageMom.com) Moisturize skin As a sealant, coconut oil helps trap water in your … Continue reading Survival medicine: 10 Medicinal uses of coconut oil

Prepper must-haves: 10 Survival uses of hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a mild antiseptic made by combining water and an oxygen molecule. It is an excellent disinfectant, mold-killer and stain remover, thanks to this extra oxygen molecule. Experienced preppers recommend stocking up on bottles of hydrogen peroxide and including them in your’s bug-out bag because they can be used for a variety of things. Here … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 10 Survival uses of hydrogen peroxide