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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Long Term Survival Food Needs Explained






Here is an excellent Youtube video from The Wooded Beardsman site that explains how hard it is to live of the land for long periods of time. I liked how he explained  how the Naked and Afraid survivalist were only enduring without food instead of thriving off the land.

You must constantly be on the lookout for food and water to replace lost calories so that the body can function properly and allow you to make smarter decisions in your survival situation.

Stay Prepared! Stay Alive!

Charlie

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How To Treat Gunshot and Knife Wounds




Here is a great video on treating gunshot and knife wounds. A very important skill set to know in a survival situation. I will let the experts in above video show you how its done.

Stay Prepared! Stay Alive!

Charlie

Monday, September 26, 2016

Grass Seeds As A Survival Food Source





P.S. There is a survival quiz in this video to test your knowledge. 




From Just One Cluster Of Grass


Despite there being hundreds of varieties of bladed grass found in the Americas, almost all (99% of them) can be eaten. This ranges from wheat, oats, and bamboo to the wild meadow varieties.

The young shoots up to 6 inches tall can be eaten raw and the starchy base (usually white and at the bottom when you pluck it) can be eaten as a trail nibble. The more mature the grass plant gets, the more fibrous the plant becomes. For older plants the base can be chewed and spit out — extracting the beneficial juices in the process. Or a tea can be made from the fresh or dried leaves.

The best part of the grass plant to eat are the seed heads, which can be gathered to make millet for breads or filler for soups & stews. 


Of the 99% that can be eaten raw, about 1% have toxic seeds and require that you roast or cook the seeds first.


Ergot fungus



As a word of caution, stay away from blackish or purple colored grass seeds. This is a good indication of toxic fungus. Just make sure they are green or brown. Also use common sense when gathering. Don’t gather where there has been recent spraying of weed killer.

Ergot: Dark-purple or black grain kernels, known as ergot bodies, can be identifiable in the heads of cereal or grass just before harvest. In most plants the ergot bodies are larger than normal grain kernels, but can be smaller if the grain is a type of wheat. A larger separation between the bodies and the grain kernels show the removal of ergot bodies during grain cleaning.


Stay Prepared! Stay Alive!

Charlie