Archaic food caches have been found all over the world. The fact that our ancestors planned for the unexpected gives us a clear picture into their unpredictable lifestyle. Foods such as nuts, extra tools and foraging tools were put away for a time when they were needed the most (Source). Of course, the lifetimes of these preps were contingent upon proper storage methods. Read More »
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The incredible survival story of a man adrift at sea for 16 months is being retold all over the internet, and it sounds like something out of an incredible fiction novel. Jose Ivan, who only speaks Spanish, washed up on the shores of the Pacific Marshall Islands after drifting more than 8,000 miles in a 24-foot fiberglass boat. He had left Mexico for El Salvador in September 2012 and had been traveling with a companion who he says died at sea several months ago, according to the AFP. Read More »
German researchers have found that geranium extracts can inhibit HIV type 1 by preventing the virus from invading human cells, raising the possibility that the next big thing in AIDS prevention may be found in your own backyard. The new study, which is published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows that the extracts from the geranium plant Pelargonium may represent a previously overlooked method of fighting HIV-1 with natural substances. “Global HIV-1 treatment would benefit greatly from safe herbal medicines with scientifically validated novel anti-HIV-1 activities,” lead author Dr. Ruth Brack-Werner and her colleagues at the German Research Center for Environmental Health in Munich wrote in the study. Read More »
With an increase in reporting by major media outlets discussing the many health benefits of various fruits and vegetables and how they play a part in fighting disease, you may have already heard that lemons cure cancer. While this isn’t completely factual, there have been several studies that purport to show a strong basis in using lemons for cancer treatment. It should also be noted that there are conflicting reports detailing that, while lemons and other citrus fruits do contain cancer-fighting properties, exactly how effective they are against particular types of cancer has yet to be accurately determined. Read More »
Conventional cleaning products may seem like a great convenience, but here’s a little secret: cleaning with common nontoxic household staples is cheaper, simpler, and a whole lot safer. Here are five natural housekeeping necessities that can clean almost anything: Read More »
Beyond limited empirical observations, not all medicinal plants have established scientific studies to support their effectiveness. However, in the case of Brucea javanica, it is one of those plants in which scientific investigations have provided enough evidence to prove that it has an impressive efficacy for the treatment of cervical, bladder and pancreatic cancers. Its selective toxicity has also been found to kill 70% of breast cancer cells. Read More »
For a long time sniper tactics have been considered by many, even in the military, to be akin to a kind of state designated “murder” rather than a legitimate combat strategy. Only in recent years has sniping achieved a certain level of recognition. Centuries of warfare have passed in which snipers were happily recruited for their skills, and then quickly swept under the rug and forgotten once conflict was over. Daniel Morgan and his crack-shot riflemen were instrumental in America's revolutionary victory over the British. U.S. sharpshooters rained hell down on German troops from over 900 yards during WWI. Snipers have dominated the battlefield in every modern conflagration. Yet, regimented sniping schools were not standardized in the U.S. Army until 1987. All previous schools were abandoned within a few years of their establishment. Read More »
Yes, you can eat tree bark as a safe and nutritious wild food--as long as you are using the right part of the bark from the right species of tree. And to clarify, we are not talking about the crusty, corky grey part of the bark. The bark section of choice for food is the cambium layer, which lies right next to the wood. Read More »
Lee Flynn Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best” (Quotery.com). Some people falsely believe that being prepared is the sort of thing that is only reserved for fear mongerers and doomsday enthusiasts. However, being prepared does not mean that you want the worst to happen. On the contrary, ... Read More »
This week, three inches of snow “paralyzed” the ninth-largest city in the United States, and the highways of Atlanta “resembled a scene in a post-apocalyptic world” according to national news reports. Hundreds of cars were abandoned on the side of the road, people were spending the night in churches and grocery stores, and many walked for hours in a desperate attempt to get home or find needed provisions. So if three inches of snow can cause this much chaos in one of our major cities, what will a full-blown economic collapse look like? Most Americans have no idea how fragile our way of life is. In the event of a major natural disaster, a massive EMP blast or a complete economic meltdown, our lives would change very rapidly, and most people are totally unprepared for that. Read More »
If you’re like most preppers, you’ve thought through a plethora of scenarios ranging from the inevitable collapse of the US Dollar, to Nuclear War and possibly even an Invasion By Foreign Troops… Regardless of the scenarios, have you considered what you will do if they have search and attack dogs? Do you know the six simple tricks to evade them, whether your bugging out or sitting at home? Read More »
Home sweet TINY home: Meet the family of four living in a 168sq ft house after the economic downturn made them downsize
A Florida family who decided to downsize after the financial crash have proved a little space can go a long way - even when raising two young children. When Hari and Karl Berzins lost their home and restaurant business in 2008 they vowed never to use credit again - even when building their new house. The couple used their limited savings to buy a plot of land in Virginia in 2011, and have built an adorable 168sq ft home to share with their children Archer and Ella, and a large dog. Read More »