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Surviving A Cold Night With Nothing But The Clothes On Our Backs

Picture of a cold night outside in the desert

“You have deep survival in your genes. All of your ancestors were survivors or you wouldn’t be here now,” David told us. “Humanity has faced plagues, famine, wars, floods, and every form of disaster you can imagine. In your lineage are people who fled, or fought, or learned, or adapted. The people who didn’t make it, died. You are direct descendants of all those who survived. You have it in you even if you don’t know it…”

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For the Love of Mugwort: 7 Uses for Mugwort

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a divine lady who goes by several names, including wild wormwood, chrysanthemum weed, artemis, Old Uncle Henry, St. John’s plant, and cronewort. As an easy-to grow perennial that self-seeds readily, mugwort easily grows to 4 feet and more. She can grow in all types of soils, including poor and alkaline soils, […]

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The Medicine Your Grandmother Used

Did you know that there was no NyQuil in the US until 1966? That’s right. Did you know that Tylenol wasn’t introduced until 1955? That’s also true. And there was no Benadryl before 1946. So, what did your grandmother do when her children got sick? You don’t have to venture back very far in our […]

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8th Annual Bug Fest In Austin, TX

8th Annual Bug Eating Festival moves to local hangout in.gredients Bring the kids! Bring yourself! Bring your appetite! We’re gonna eat bugs! Entomophagy, better known as insect eating, is practiced by cultures all over the world, some estimates say up to 80% of the countries in the world have traditionally seen insects as just another […]

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Acorns: The Best Wild Food For Beginning Foragers

I am really into free wild food.  Especially food that is easy to find, harvest, and process.  Plus food is calorie and nutritionally dense.  Oh, and it needs to taste good too. Many wild foods are… well, how can I say this nicely?  Uh, they are edible, but not palatable.  They taste too ‘different’ for […]

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