The medicinal properties of willow bark have been known since ancient times. Salicylic acid, an active ingredient of aspirin, comes from the salicin in the bark. (Enough of the chemistry.)
Like aspirin, a willow bark tea reduces fevers, eases pain, and is an anti-inflammatory. But here’s the trade-off: the tea is bitter, tastes horrible, and can upset your stomach; so it’s only used for the medicinal properties. This is not your morning Earl Grey.
In the short video below, Survival Lilly demonstrates how she harvests the willow bark and prepares this herbal remedy. Because of it’s excellent healing results, the willow bark is truly a “survival herb”.
As, always, Learn, Practice, and Share.
Source & Image: Survival Lilly
Black Scout Survival does a quick review of Survival Summit’s 2-disc DVD set on wilderness survival skills. Using Sigma 3 Survival School’s founder Rob Allen as a guide, the dvds walk you through the finest details of the most required skills sets.
Although hardly a survival novice, Black Scout was still impressed with the layered “All Night” fire, which burned warmly for 40+ hours while Allen filmed the dvds … for 40+ hours without adding wood.
So if you’re interested in learning how to build cold/warm weather shelters, filter water primitively, procure your own food, and 3 hours more of wilderness skills, you may want to invest in this set.
Black Scout reveals his time-sensitive 20% discount code towards the video end. Just go here to learn more about the DVD set, and you can redeem the code at checkout.
These skills need to be understood and practiced. Cranking up these videos during a severe survival scenario (assuming you could) will probably do you little good. But you already know that.
As always, Learn, Act and Share.
Putting those two topics together, JJ Johnson of Reality Survival takes a look at how to preserve your core body temperature in a wilderness survival situation.
Once you start losing body heat, your ability to perform in an emergency rapidly diminishes. Hypothermia is a real threat.