HERE I WILL POSTING MORE INFO ON ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE OLD WAYS OF COEXISTENCE WITH NATURE.
BUT, what will be just as important its the immediate skills needed to survive with out the comfort of you house,( if some thing should go wrong), Such as-light fires, filtering water, searching for food, short term and long term. Building temporary and long term shelters and of course health, immediate long term sustainability, also what plants will help to heal.
Here is the 5 categories to start, you may all ready know these but this is were we will begin so stay with me and come back as I build on these 5 categories:
filtering, sanitation, healing, drinks and tea concoctions
handling water can be a little intense.
First of all if you are going anywhere near the wilderness you should have a metal canteen with a metal cup, the reason is, if you get lost and need more water you can light a fire and boil the water to purify it to drink, heres the link that gos to a page I posted here on my site on WATER TREATMENT, there is a lot there to know and understand: http://aaniiiimist-ka.tumblr.com/post/10932208411/treating-water#disqus_thread
Your body is 75% water by weight. This water is needed for circulation and other bodily processes including respiration and converting food to energy. Your body loses water through sweating, urinating. defecating and breathing. The fluid your body loses must be replaced for you to function properly. So, one of your first objectives is to obtain an adequate supply of water in a survival situation. You can’t live long without it, especially in hot areas where you lose so much through sweating. Even in cold areas, you need a sufficient amount of water a day to maintain efficiency. People can survive without food for weeks or even a month, but go without water for even just one day and it will decrease your ability in doing even the simplest task. A lack of water causes dehydration, which may result in lethargy, headaches, dizziness and confusion. Insufficient water will also increase your susceptibility to severe shock if you get injured. You will easily be vulnerable to the effects of cold or heat. Morale will drop and a host of other problems ensue.
MATCHS MAY SOUND LIKE THE MOST LOGICAL SENSE but it’s not, they may help, so keep them in a dry bag for later. A fire-steal, I will show you later what this is, rubbing two stick together lol yes I said two stick together and there are other details you need to pay attention to when lighting a fire, like humidity, how to find dry wood and what to use to start it with, yes you may have started a camp fire and it seamed easy but what IF it was raining and the ground was wet,snowing, too windy, there are some tricks?
FIRE-STEAL LINK VIDEO AND HOW TO USE IT with a small list of items for a kit, click on orange comment below to see video:
I will show you how to prepare a fire starter kit that you can keep with you at all times, it fits all in your hand or in a small pouch or pocket
the first, seconded and third circle of foods, Plants,insects,small animals/fish/amphibians and large animals. So if in a survival situation you will not start hunting large animals you will waste all your energy and possibly die.
3 seconds 3 minites 3 hours 3 days 3 week and then 3 month to living comfortably in the nature I will elaborate on this at a later time.
A LINK TO 10 VIDEOS ON – Wild edible plants, click on orange comment:
Food of the Anishanaabae:
The country of the people abounded in vegetables, which the women prepared in a variety of ways and stored for winter use by drying
The principal vegetable foods were wild rice, corn and maple sugar, rice was the staple of the food and was boiled in water
“in buirch bark containers in hide or pots made of clay and a glue of animals hoves and of coures some had pottery”
or in broth,as well as parched. Corn was roasted in the husks or parched or dried and then boiled when need, Pumpkins and squash were cultivated in gardens and either eaten fresh or dried for winter, Maple sugar was prepared in the form of granulated sugar, “hard sugar” and “gum sugar” The grained sugar was used as a seasoning. and all forms of the sugar were extensively eaten as a delicacy, Wild ginger, bearberry, and mountain mint were used as seasonings, and corn silk and dried pumpkin blossoms were used to thicken broth as well as to give it an agreeable flavor. The people did not habitually drink the water that they encountered when traveling but boiled it and added leaves or twigs of pine that had high vitamin C and other plants, But I will have more on that later, This decoction was drunk either hot or cold, Among the plants used in thie manner were the leaves of the wintergrenn, raspberry, spruce, and snowberry and the twigs of the wild cherry, ( I will provide photos of these plats later)
Wild potatoes were also used. and the people obtained white potatoes at an early date. Acorns were gathered and cooked an several. The flowers of the milk weed, the root of bulrushes, the sap of the basswood and aspen, a sweetish substance beneath the outer bark of the wood woodbine, and the moss from white pine were among the somewhat unusual vegetable foods of the people. Berries and fruits were extensively used. Dried berries were boiled when used and either seasoned with maple sugar or combined with other foods. A canadian Anishanaabae said that his people combined dry berries with moose fat or deer tallow, Salt was unknown in the old days but sugar was. The people had both pumpkin and squash before the coming of civilized man.
immediate and long term care, simple things like your feet teeth ears eyes private parts. simply washing daily will help with this but you know that, I hope, lol and of coures PLANTS that heal yepie.
Gathering Medicinal herbs FOR THE ANISHANAABAE
While herbs for medicine can be gathered at any time. it was customary to give special attention to this work in august, when the plants were fully developed and most verities were in blossom. roots were gathered in the spring time and fall, and bark in the summer “when the sap was in the tree”.
Tobacco was always placed in the ground befor roots were dug, the tobacco being offered to the cardinal points, the sun and the earth. The same was done before removing the bark or taking flowers or leaves for medicine. The person gathering the substance talked in a low voice, saying the substance was for good use was intended for good purpose, that no more was taken then necessary, and asking that its use might be successful.
5. CAMP OR SHELTER:
Emergency, short and long term, how to choose a long term camp as well as a short or emergency camp site, yes it may sound easy but there are curtain things to look out for like dead trees, they will fall when its windy, the ground,it may gather water if you have a down pour, the earth may have a layer of dry or dead debry and if you start a fire you could start the hole dam forest on fire and surely some will find you, DEAD maybe, LOL, a clean camp will keep the bears and wolverines away, if you have food it needs to be 50 meters away from camp in hanging 3 meters up and 50cm from the tree so the bear cant reach it if he climbs up
so I will ellaborat on all of this of course so please come back as offten as possiple to see the progress, I mean to shear this with you, because I care, that is why I have asked you to join me here.
YES, Thank you and peace out