Category Self-Sufficiency & Foraging

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How to Make First Aid Salve at Home from Common Plants & Oils

From personal experience, DIY first aid ointments made at home from common plants and oils can be even more effective and safer to use than store-bought brands. And you can make them yourself, in large quanitites, for a fraction of the cost of the same amount of Neosporin or cortisone cream. For this batch I […]

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth With Laundry Detergent? (Spoiler: Probably)

Shampoo, body wash, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap, and hand soap are all basically the same thing, at their core: Detergent, which is made from water and some combination of sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS, for the sake of brevity). It can be either plant or petroleum-based. And they’re not just putting it […]

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants: False Strawberry

I found this false strawberry right outside my front porch steps while enjoying an ice-cold adult beverage. They’re tasteless, but easy to identify and fun to gobble up. False Strawberry The false strawberry’s leaves and berries look extremely similar to those of the real wild strawberry. Basically, they’re smaller than store-bought strawberries, with more granular […]

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants: Violets

Today’s plant is the very common and very easy-to-identify violet. It’s mild-tasting and swiftly discoverable in many backyards, lots, and disturbed areas. Eat the leaves and flowers.

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants: Chickweed

When an unsustainable economic system finally collapses, the fallout can be devastating. No one can predict precisely what the next financial crisis will look like in the United States, but if food becomes hard to obtain due to a lack of money, a broken supply chain, or other hang-ups, even knowing just a few of your area’s edible wild plants and mushrooms gives you a huge leg up over others.

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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