Wild Persimmons – A fall delight for every forager

Wild Persimmons - A fall delight for every foragerIt’s the time of the year when wild persimmons begin dropping in most places and it’s the perfect time to forage for these fall delicacies. If you want to enjoy wild persimmons this year, you would need to hurry as raccoons, deer, birds and pretty much every living creatures will be looking for these tasty delights.

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Foraging for wild foods this fall, just like the pioneers did

Foraging for wild foods this fall, just like the pioneers didThe first settlers that shaped and tamed this country were nothing more than modern hunter-gatherers and their foraging ways provided a good source of foods when crops were not available. Foraging for wild foods was an important skill and it was passed on to newer generations, even when trading posts were becoming more and more popular.

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Plantain – A common weed with medicinal properties

Plantain – A common weed with medicinal propertiesAlthough it is seen as a garden weed in many parts of North America, Plantain is a powerful plant that has many medicinal uses. Even more, plantain is an edible plant that can be foraged in both wild and urban environments. Plantain is a truly wonderful medical aid and people should learn about its properties rather than pulling it out and throwing it away.  

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Eight Survival Myths that will get you killed

Prepper's Will - Survival Myths that will get you killedYou can see more and more people wearing a paracord survival bracelet and talking about survival and prepping as they’ve seen it on TV, movies or after reading about it in various magazines. However, what the media transmits to the consumers does not reflect what true survival requires and this is how survival myths were born.

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How to find and use soap plants

Prepper's Will - How To find and use soap plantsAs functional members of our modern society, we are somehow accustomed to take things for granted and we become dependent of stores and the items we buy. Soap is one of the many items that we take for granted and if stores would stop selling this item tomorrow, we would have no clue how to make do without it. Luckily for us, there are soap plants that we can use as substitute when soap runs out.

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Survival Lessons from the Native Americans

Prepper's Will - Survival Lessons from the Native People   For the Native people of our country, survival wasn’t something extraordinary as it is being portrayed today and it was just something they did every day. In our modern times, due to the abundance of TV shows, magazines and online information, survival has become a complex way of life. The survival lessons passed to me by a Cherokee elder in North Carolina will show you that survival shouldn’t be as complicated as some would like you to believe.

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Survival Food – Arid Edibles

Prepper's Will - Survival Food Arid Edibles   Wild edibles are a precious source of food when you find yourself lacking the resources to survive in an unknown environment. Since nature doesn’t always play in your favor you could be wandering in unfamiliar grounds like the desert. In the United States, some major areas are deserts and although it might not be a favorable environment to thrive in, the desert can provide arid edibles that will help you to push forward.

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