You’ve probably seen chicory growing on the roadside. Maybe you’ve even heard that the root can be used as a coffee replacement (I tried it; it totally smells and tastes like coffee which is so weird!) Learn more about how you can use this weed.
There are so many uses for plantain and one is that it has been used for bee stings and bug bites. It is a great first aid plant and you probably have some growing in your yard. Learn how to make a plantain-infused vinegar and how to use it.
Homesteading is all about self-sufficiency – but what do we do when we become injured or ill? If your homestead is rural, chances are you don’t have access to a 24/7 pharmacy in the middle of the night. Even if you are homesteading in the middle of New York City, there are still some essentials […]
Not being able to breathe is a scary feeling! Eating too quickly, trying to swallow partially chewed or large portions of food, or multi-tasking while eating can all lead to a person choking. Most people have a fearful look when they realize they are choking, but some will actually try to run away, due to […]
Joseph and Amy Alton are the authors of The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way. They’ve joined us with tips for handling children’s injuries, when you should go to the emergency room, why it’s good to have honey in your emergency kit, how to tell the difference between […]
Spider bites can be painful but they don’t have to be deadly, even if the spider is poisonous. A few good homeopathic remedies in your first aid kit can ease the pain and suffering of spider bites for you, your family and your livestock.