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19 Ways People Stayed Healthy During the Great Depression

The Great Depression years were no picnic. My grandmother lived through that era as a child and much of her mindset in later years was due to a childhood spent in near poverty. However, she always had a great attitude toward life and knew a thing or two about Great Depression home remedies. During the Great Depression, most families had to make do, not just with their clothing and belongings, but also with healthcare. Many grew up on farms and small …

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3 Types of Herbal First Aid Kits

Herbal first aid is a great skill to have in your preparedness tool kit, and although I’m going to go over some of the contents of 3 types of herbal first aid kits with you in this article, it’s important to remember that herbal first aid is also a set of skills. You need to learn the correct doses, how to prepare herbs into usable form, plus all of the regular first aid (and wilderness first aid) skills to go with …

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How to Make an Herbal Liniment

An herbal liniment is a liquid herbal preparation for rubbing into the skin. In an emergency preparedness scenario, liniment-making is a good skill to have in order to provide extra comfort for burns and sunburns, strains and sprains, and injuries from accidents or trauma. Witch Hazel: A Versatile Herb for Liniments Rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or even vodka can be used as the base for an herbal liniment, but witch hazel extract is one of the most popular bases. And, even though …

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Herbal Wound Care Options

Wound care should be an important part of your first aid preparedness training. After all, what may be a harmless paper cut by today’s standards could set the stage for infection in a less sanitary environment. Furthermore, if access to higher medical care were interrupted, there would be no ambulance or life flight, and maybe even no emergency room, to provide care for more serious wounds and injuries. First aid for wounds covers many different aspects. Especially in a SHTF …

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The Truth About Herbal Antibiotics

Antibiotics are often a popular topic in preparedness circles. In addition to adding prescription antibiotics to their survival supplies, some people want to incorporate herbal antibiotics as alternatives to prescriptions. This might be from a desire to incorporate plants they can grow or forage so they have backup supplies, or because of a concern for antibiotic resistant bacteria. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation that gets passed around on the Internet regarding herbal antibiotics. You have probably come …

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