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How To Use Pine Trees For Food, Medicine And Survival

Did you know pine trees can be used as food, medicine and survival equipment? The pine is one of the most useful trees on the planet, providing food, shelter, medicine and fuel. Knowing how to utilize this versatile resource could someday be the key to your very survival if you find yourself alone in the wilderness. There are many species in the pine family (or genus Pinus), and they can be found virtually everywhere in the world. Food: Many types of pine needles can be used to make a tea rich in vitamin C. Simply steep a handful of needles for 5-10 minutes. The longer you steep them, the less vitamins will remain, so don’t overdo it. It’s important to note that some pine needles are poisonous be sure to avoid consuming the needles from the Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla), the...

9 Survival Skills Our Great-Grandparents Knew

  Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of us wouldn’t know what to do. This situation is actually becoming worse, rather than better. When I compare my generation (I’m in my 50s) to that of my children, I see some striking differences. In my generation it was normal for a boy to grow up learning how to do a wide variety of trade skills from his father, and seemingly everyone knew how to do basic carpentry and mechanic work. But that’s no longer normal. If we extrapolate it back, we can see that my father’s generation knew even mor...

Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail (And How You Can Succeed!)

Homesteading is a really wonderful thing. You raise your own food. You have your livestock. You are well on your way to being self-sufficient. The homesteading blogs and books paint such a great picture of a rosy life. Sure it may be some hard work, but really how hard can it be? People just have no idea! Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail: 1. Disillusionment. You have read the books. You have followed for your favorite homesteading bloggers for months now. Sure, there might be a few hard times. But you are certain this is the life for you! Then you start your first garden. And everything dies or doesn’t produce well. You pick up your first batch of laying chicks. Nine out of fifteen chicks die in three days. You buy a sow and she has piglets. So cute until the mama lays on half the litter. Yo...

31 Over the Counter Meds to Stockpile

It’s easy to take the power of medicine for granted. We all grew up with the idea that you can just pop a pill and get rid of your cold and flu symptoms, but just a little over a century ago this was completely unheard of. Back then, people had to live with their symptoms and could only hope they would get better. If you ever find yourself in a long-term disaster without OTC (over-the-counter) medications, you’ll quickly find out how rough it was for them. The list below is not a comprehensive list of all the medical supplies you should stockpile. Rather, it’s a list of the most popular OTC medications that you can take orally (or in some cases, topically). The medications listed below should take care of all the most common ailments such as allergies, arthritis, congestion, constipation, ...

Homestead Pioneers: Back to the Land – Then & Now

There is a lot of talk about homesteading among those who are prepping to live long after there is a major economic collapse or some other terrible disaster befalls the world. Despite its common usage, not everybody is truly familiar and informed about what homesteading truly is. There is a good reason for that. Many people equate homesteading to the pioneer days when families loaded the wagon with everything they could fit and set out for the wild west. They had only what they brought with them and were forced to start with nothing as they learned to live in a new, dangerous and sometimes treacherous world. Then there are those who assume a homesteader is some farmer who lives out in the boonies and never ventures into town. Homesteading is an umbrella term that covers many different fami...

Set Up Your Woodworking Shop In A Small Space Without A Nightmare Budget

Discover Everything You Need To Know About Setting Up Your Ultimate A Small Woodworking Workshop They say a man is only as good as the tools he chooses to use. This statement is particularly true. Besides skill, your craftsmanship is largely determined by the tools you use. When you don’t know how to choose the right tools, you have a bigger problem in your hands. Having been a woodworker for the past 15 or so years, it is safe to say that I have seen and done it all. Starting out was quite tough for me. I wished I had someone to guide me through every step of the way, but I was not lucky. I had to learn the hard way, making several mistakes in the process that cost me thousands of dollars while setting up my workshop and growing my business. A Review of Ultimate Small Shop Guide When I fi...

Medicine in Your Backyard

Since moving to the country and working toward self-sufficiency, I find myself paying a lot more attention to what’s coming out of the ground. I walk around taking pictures of plants on my phone, so I can look them up online and find out what they are and, more importantly, what use they may have, either nutritionally or medicinally – or both. Plants I had always thought were weeds or just wildflowers I have since found actually have wonderful medicinal uses. Sadly, much of this information has been lost through the generations as young people are more interested in the latest social media craze than what the old folks could teach them. Unless you still have your great-grandmother, who grew up in the mountains and was the local source for home remedies, or your great-grandfather was the me...

Food For Freedom Review

What is Food for Freedom ? Does it really work or is it a scam? Can you really grow own fresh and organic food for your family? Is it a self-sufficient food production technique? Because of the changes on the climate system of the world, worldwide drought is not so far. A lot of people all around the world will face with water shortage and its great effects like food shortage. Growing, keeping and preserving of food will be key factor for your family’s survival. You should take immediate precautions for this purpose. Food For Freedom which is created by Frank Tanner is a food generating system by using your own home gardens. It is an effective method with more advantages to have a healthy and safe life with your family. This program is a guide which includes building your own aquaponics ga...

Survival Skill : How To Collect Birch Sap

This is how to collect birch sap from your own birch trees as a beverage for a Survival. During the summer, the birch tree stores nourishment for the next period of growth in its roots. The following spring, this nourishment rises as sap through the trunk up to the branches. The birch tree emits sap only for a short period of time (about four weeks) during spring. That period starts when the snow has melted away and the day-temperature reaches some degrees above freezing point. The rise of the sap stops immediately when the tree comes into leaf. During sap-rising, a big old birch can give 15-20 litres per day, but this requires a tapping-hole of 5 cm diameter and 10 cm depth. The birch will endure such treatment only once, maybe twice in its lifetime. To be more careful with the tree, perh...

4 Ways to Whiten Teeth Naturally

Tooth is a pearl for us, it can show human beauty and beauty. But sometimes there are people who have yellow teeth so we feel like seeing them. The way to whiten teeth has attracted a lot of people, even from the high class to the lowest class. How to whiten teeth quickly usually uses tools that are quite dangerous for us, but we can also use natural cra to produce white teeth. White teeth really show the beauty and beauty of our faces. Here are some ways to naturally whiten teeth that are not dangerous, just go straight here: Strawberry The fruit that tastes sweet and sour contains malic acid and ascorbic acid which can help reduce yellowing of the teeth. This method is very easy to do, because it’s easy to make and the ingredients are easily available. How to make it. Prepare some ...

Grazing Management : Infographic

Grazing is the method by which livestock consumes forage. When animals eat forage, they receive energy and nutrients. Grazing management is the way farmers, or ranchers, manipulate where their animals graze. If farmers use a quality grazing management system, they are able to promote rapid regrowth of forage in grazing season which helps reduce feed costs. When land is properly grazed, there is a balance between livestock demand and forage availability. Grazing management systems promote long-term pasture health. There are many ways to graze your land including controlled grazing, rotational grazing, strip grazing, and continuous grazing. Raising Small Livestock: A Practical Handbook Buy Now Amazon.com as of September 17, 2019 2:15 pm Features AuthorJerome D. Belanger BindingKindle Edition...

The Best Aquaponics Fish Species To Eat

There are a variety of freshwater fish that you can stock in your Aquaponics holding tanks. Before choosing the correct fish for your system, we suggest that you research which types of fish are best suited to the weather, temperature, and general conditions of your location. Some other things to consider: Fish do not develop or grow identically. Some fish grow faster than others, and some are better suited for living in a closed-tank environment. Some freshwater fish do not reproduce in holding tanks at all. If you select those fish, you will have to buy additional fingerlings after a harvest in order to begin the cycle again. Just as regions are zoned for gardening, different regions will be more successful in growing specific species. Choose fish that easily adapt to artificial feeding....