Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gardening for the Apartment Prepper

     This post may be a little late in coming seeing as we are now well into the summer months, and at this point most people who are going to garden have already started a garden.  However for those of you out there who live in an apartment and despair of ever having a garden of your own, there are some great and easy ways to supplement your food with home grown veggies.  Best of all, if you want to start a garden you can do it right in your apartment, so it actually isn't too late to start at all.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Natural Home Remedies: Tinctures, Salves and Syrups. Plus some recipes to get you started!

          In a long term shtf situation all one has to do is look back at history to realize what our greatest threat will be. Disease. Modern science and medicine is something many of us take for granted, especially if we have never had a serious operation or infection. Until it happens to you, you don't realize how many things modern medicine stops from killing us. Something as simple as a small cut can get infected and kill us if it isn't treated properly. For this reason it is essential as preppers and survivalists that we learn as much about medicine as we can to help better our chances for survival.

      Infusions, tinctures, teas, salves, tonics and syrups. Even the words sound strange in our modern world, but these types of medicines were common a hundred years ago. If we find ourselves in a long term shtf situation then they could easily be common again. In fact they may be the only things that will help keep us healthy and cure us when we're sick or hurt. So what exactly are each of these things and how do we make them?