Tree Teas are a Good Source of Vitamin C

The other day I wrote a blog on Pine Trees, How to Eat One.  In the article, I discussed making tea from pine needles.  This is a tea that is heavy with vitamin C and good for you.  One thing … Continue reading






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Bugs and Grubs a Good Survival Food

Yesterday we wrote about making tea from fresh pine needles and various other ways in which pines can be consumed.  A friend of mine wrote a comment and contacted me last night about ways to survive from eating the bugs … Continue reading






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Free Five-gallon Buckets are Yours for the Asking

I have recently received several email inquires about how to get hold of inexpensive or free five-gallon buckets.  Now I have a lot of five gallon buckets, some I have paid for, but many that I have gotten for free. … Continue reading






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Pine Trees, How to Eat One

A few years back I talked with a Korean who told me that during the Korean War they ate pine bark when food was in short supply.  It kept them alive, when times were tough.  Now eating pine trees has … Continue reading






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Mason Jars, 20 Different Ways to Use Them

Mason jars are another one of those things that we take for granted.  They are easy to get and always seem to be available.  Yet they have so many uses I can’t think of them all.  So I have made a … Continue reading






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The “Grab & Go” squirrel cache concept

My friend Ed sent me this information on a type of cache that I was not familiar with.  I have been aware of various methods of burying caches and even hiding caches under water.  But I had never thought about trees as … Continue reading






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Fifteen uses for five-gallon buckets

Five-gallon buckets are cheap, easy to get and one of the most useful items to have at your home or bug out location.  Personally, I always try to keep extra buckets on hand.  My buckets are mostly food grade, but … Continue reading






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Protecting Your Vision and the Need for Glasses

Being an old man and having to wear glasses, I have become much more aware of the need to have a backup plan to let you keep having good vision after TEOTWAWKI.  My first suggestion would be to get an … Continue reading






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Cow Parsnip a Useful Edible Plant

Heracleum maximum commonly known as cow parsnip (also known as Indian celery, Indian rhubarb or pushki) is a plant that is Native to North America.  Cow parsnip is distributed throughout most of the continental United States except the Gulf coast.  It occurs from sea level to about 9000 ft, and is … Continue reading






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Baking Bread, Oops!

Have you been baking bread and have various problems occur.  The following are the solutions to some common problems that you may have while baking bread. Poor Shape prior to cooking, uneven tops with lumps and bulges, ok so don’t … Continue reading






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