Medical, First Aid, General Health, and Hygiene

Training your dog to be your survival wingman

I’ve always been a dog person. We had dogs growing up, and now I’ve got my own. He comes with me almost everywhere I go, and I’d seriously recommend all survivalists consider adopting a dog of their own. Not only are they a great second set of eyes and ears, but they provide companionship and […]

Read more

Medicinal Plants

  Arnica montana (Arnica), used throughout Europe and North America since the 1500’s as a cream or ointment, effective for soothing muscles, reducing inflammation and healing wounds. When brewed as a tea, this amazing herb has been used for stress, sleeping problems, emotional trauma making it an excellent “meltdown herb.”     Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh), a […]

Read more

Your Garden Pharmacy

One of the most difficult aspects of living off the grid is handling medical care. There are times when you’ll need to see a doctor; for the most part, though, people like to handle their own problems. The best way to avoid an emergency is to plan ahead and make sure to have what you’ll […]

Read more

Medicinal Uses and Health Benefits of Basil

Basil is a common herb in most of our kitchens, but did you know that, besides tasting good in our chicken and pasta dishes, it can be of use toward having more healthy bodies? It is an excellent alternative health treatment for many minor ailments. Grown originally in Asia and the Middle East, basil traveled […]

Read more