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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Just Jim, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    When I was a kid I got sick from drinking bad water. My mom was poor and couldn't send me to doctor so with Guardia I was dieing of craping myself to death. My neighbor came over and gave me some blackberry brandy and it saved my life. I now keep some on hand for medicinal purposes, it works.

    Things get bad and your kids get sick and no doctor then home remedies is all you will have. What are some of your home remedies?

    jj
     
  2. Karma

    Karma the woods in Oregon Active Member

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    We keep alo-vera plants for burns and that kind of stuff. Activated charcoal is great to have around for food poisoning and that kind of thing. It works well.
     
  3. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    both are good for kidneys, urinary tract health..
     
  4. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Willow bark and bud tea are a substitute for asprin.
     
  5. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Oregon Grape bark and root is a good antiseptic.
     
  6. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Cascara bark tea will get things movin', if your bowels are bound up..
     
  7. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Home made or over the counter? Sounds interesting.

    This is something that interests me a lot; living in the Pacific Northwest there are a lot of native species that will cure a lot of ailments. I would really like to find a book that compiled these species and their prospective cures.
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My dog got gaurdia, wish I knew that before I spent $180 at the vet!

    Yeah I used to know a goo book that had all kinds of natural meds in it. I will have to ask my dad. But you can go to a homeopathic (spelling?) doctor and I'm sure they can suggest a good book.
     
  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a
    knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm..)
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    Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them
    neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
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    For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put
    Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't
    refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)
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    To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for
    a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The
    wax will fall out.
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    Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped
    in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
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    Permanent mar ker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt
    BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
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    Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of
    scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw
    away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would
    be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely!
    In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get 'sha rpened'' this way!
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    Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen
    peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works
    every time! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL
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    Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal
    for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks.
    Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows
    on a sunny day. They will dry t oo quickly and will probably streak.
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    Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely
    light scent in each room when the light is turned on.
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    Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell
    freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and linen.
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    Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3
    hours prior to burning .
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    To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag an d add the
    flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt
    and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm! Corn meal works too.
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    To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap
    and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stove top. No soap if cast iron.

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    Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring
    in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

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    Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

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    When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
    corn's natural sweetness
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    Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your
    forehead. The throbbing will go away.
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    Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future
    use in casseroles and sauces ....... Left over wine? What's that? :)
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    To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area
    and you will experience instant relief.
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    Ants, ants, ants everywhere ... Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So,
    get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.
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    Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still,
    leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
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    When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to
    tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and
    then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
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    Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer..... ... Clean a toilet.
    Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush.
    The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China .
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    Clean a vase.
    To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water
    and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
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    Polish jewelry.
    Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the
    jewelry for two minutes.
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    Clean a thermos bottle.
    Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak
    for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
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    Unclog a drain.
    Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the
    drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes,
    and then run the hot water.
     
  10. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    For manic depression, you can take lithium carbonate - a mineral that occurs in nature ;)
     
  11. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You can smoke weed for anxiety, gluacoma, stomach problems, the possibilities are endless!

    just kiddin, I don't smoke and never have. But there is a weed the grows naturally in the northwest that has the same properties as marijuana.
     
  12. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    For general anxiety & social introvert-ism,
    I take 2-3 12 oz servings of a homemade concoction of hops, yeast, water & barley.
     
  13. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    buxtonbum buxton, or New Member

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    and down in the south if your 'buzz' lacks a luster you 'take a dip', of copenhagen ;-)
     
  15. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Interesting. Does this grow here in the PNW?

    -D
     
  16. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Seems like this stuff is everywhere this time of the year; take a drive in the woods, it's hanging from the trees.
     
  17. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Okay I thought it was the same stuff but wanted to make sure I wasn't about to grab the wrong thing! :)

    -D
     
  18. Felix

    Felix NW OR Member

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    hey that tea is good on a morning after a heavy drinkin' night too...I did it the cheaters way though, cut open a regular teabag, insert your ingredients, dip for a bit, then squeeze....Kinda brutal cotton mouth though, lol....
     
  19. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I guess there are several varieties of the "old man's beard", technically called Usnea; however, according to Botanical.com, "the various species of usnea are hard to distinguish, but have equivalent uses in herbal medicine."
     
  20. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    Tea made from hops can help you sleep better, not just beer. Hops or hop tea can also ease headaches.

    I need to try this next time I see JustJim.


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