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How To Identify Poison Ivy Growing In Your Backyard

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a very common U.S. herb, and is very persistent. Poison ivy is growing widespread, and can take over an environment quickly. An itchy rash on the skin where the contact happened is one common indication that you have had touch...

How To Safely Remove Poison Ivy And Hemlock From Your Backyard

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) and Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) are both considered hazardous to humans, especially children. Hence, extracting the poisonous pair is recommended. That's a lot better said than done, of course. So, as Sun Tzu said: “Know the enemy.” Characteristics of Poison Ivy Technically, Poison...

Trees That Can Be Tapped For Sap And Syrup

Even though Europeans knew how to tap trees, do you know, it was the American Indian who discovered how to make maple syrup? (Around 1660) The sap was considered to be a fortifying drink, since birch sap includes fructose, glucose, fruit acids, amino acids, vitamin...

15 Weird Foods That Were Common During The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a time of scarcity-induced innovation: families had to do without many household staples and used their resourcefulness to come up with alternatives made from goods that were more readily available. From dying their legs with tea in lieu of stockings...

Sealed Foods that Last Forever

It seems as if the start and end of prepping is stockpiling food. I'm saying this because that's how almost everyone starts and it's something we're all doing, long though most of our preps are finished. For no real idea of how long we're...

Bug Out in the Forest

How many times have you heard someone say, “When the SHTF I am just going to bug out to the woods” and think that such a “plan” is a simple and feasible idea? I have shaken my head in disbelief copious amounts of time...