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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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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.