Tulip Poplar

Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:39 By: jwise

Tulip Poplar LeafThe inner bark can be used as a heart tonic, and a substitution for malaria when combined with dogwood and black cherry bark. One of the greatest benefits is the aid it gives in regulating the digestive system. It will aid in metabolizing food and giving an appetite. It is an astringent and will aid with dysentery. In turn these properties aid in general with upset stomachs.

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Bear Grylls or Les Stroud?

Posted on: Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:34 By: jwise

bearlessSurvivalist television has always been a double edge blade where entertainment meets some basic education. The mindset and philosophy promoted by various personalities can greatly influence how one perceives the outdoors and any survival situation. Men such as Bear Grylls promote a far more aggressive mentality that should never be recommended to anyone.

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Wilderness Food Preservation - Part 1

Posted on: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 02:13 By: jwise

foodWithin the last one hundred years much knowledge has been lost concerning long term food preservation. Canning food is a concept many consider to be an old way of preserving food, yet it is fairly new. Since the age of refrigeration and freezing this basic skill which would have been considered common knowledge is now unknown to most within society.

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Boneset

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2017 - 02:56 By: jwise

BonesetMost common uses in history is for flu and fevers. It is astringent, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, an antioxidant, a decongestant, mild muscle relaxer, and in large doses it can be a laxative. Historically it has not only been used for influenza but also for malaria and mosquito borne diseases. While it does raise body temperature and break fevers it is most famous for its use on dengue fever.

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The Day Hike, A Mindset

Posted on: Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:29 By: jwise

hikingFor Linda Gomez and Marilyn Ortega a very simple mistake on a weekend trip would cost them their lives. In three days two would die and one child would be the only survivor in the course of a routine run of the mill camping trip. Accidents happen on daily routines. A car runs a red light, a trip down the stairs, a slip coming out of the shower, these things are a common occurrence.

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Balancing Water

Posted on: Fri, 08/04/2017 - 02:51 By: jwise

waterMany survival shows deal with how to acquire water when in the wild. Few deal with how to regulate its consumption by understanding how the body regulates its own internal supply. Concepts such as overhydration and knowing when not to ration are often overlooked. The human body is the best canteen that one can have.

Plantago Major

Posted on: Sun, 07/30/2017 - 00:45 By: jwise

plantainAlso commonly known as Plantain or called Broadleaf Plantain. Chemical constituents are aucubin (anti-microbial), allantoin (cell growth and tissue regeneration), and mucilate (pain reliever). Studies have shown a wide range of effects including wound healing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, weak antibiotic and it is antiviral.

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Your Next Fire

Posted on: Sat, 07/29/2017 - 22:22 By: jwise

camp fireIf one were to ask any citizen of the modern world what preparation for the next fire means, few would have any concept of what this idea is. Typically when one needs a fire it is within an environment that is less than desirable for making a fire. The concept of the next fire reaches far beyond bic lighters or ferro rods.

Lost? Will You Be Found?

Posted on: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:53 By: jwise

sarOften when people imagine a scenario of being lost a vision enters their mind of search and rescue teams with helicopters and teams of men combing the wilderness in search of them. They imagine a dedicated individual who is in control with multiple agencies under their fingertips and the resources to get the job done and bring you home.

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Mullien

Posted on: Sun, 07/23/2017 - 21:47 By: jwise

mulleinMullien or Verbascum can be commonly used for: chest colds, asthma, expectorant, demulcent, antispasmodic, diuretic,bronchitis, coughs, kidney infections,tuberculosis, ulcers, tumors, hemorrhoids. Science confirms it has expectorant and is strongly anti-inflammatory, also antiviral against herpes simplex and influenza viruses.

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