The Urban Medic Part 2 – Medicinal Herbs
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
Last week, Sam Coffman talked about the “urban medic,” or ways of dealing with injury and illness in an urban environment using wilderness and herbal medicine skills. Sam discussed the details of setting up a neighborhood clinic as well as considerations of being a mobile medic in an urban area that is experiencing unrest, protests or mob violence.
This week on The Human Path Sam will discuss the specific herbs and other first aid gear that you should consider having or carrying in this kind of a situation. He will discuss several medicinal plants that grow throughout urban areas in North America, how to identify, prepare and use those plants for major and minor acute and chronic conditions (to include trauma). Sam will also discuss some of the issues to be considered in regards to the safety and effectiveness of “weedcrafting” (harvesting wild medicinal plants) in city areas. This podcast is all about the herbs, and by the time it is over you will have learned several new medicinal plants and how to use them properly. Continue reading The Urban Medic Part 2 – Medicinal Herbs→
There is food all around you and you don’t even know it. You have heard this at least 10 times on prepped forums or in articles. We’ll who has the time to learn and identify all of the edible weeds, leaves, nuts and what have you’s. I may have the answer for you.
Identifying a forest is a big job. Some things look like other things. Some tasty things look like deadly things! Again the question. Between job, kids, and other responsibilities who has the time to start studying trees?
Now let’s imagine that you guys do as I say. Let’s imagine you actually go out and forage for some delicious wild edibles. Now they are sprawled all over your kitchen table. On this episode of I Am Liberty I will put on my chef hat and tell you not only how to use them but how to turn them into somethings special.
Stranded with nothing to eat, what will you do? This is our topic for the upcoming episode of “Foraging For Life“. The scenarios below are just a couple of untold numbers that could actually take place and put you in a position of having to forage for food in order to survive.
You’re heading home from a family camping vacation and suddenly your vehicle breaks down beyond your ability to repair it. Still being far into the woods you have no cell phone reception, but you’ve left arterial plans of location and times with friends. You’ve already used what little provisions you started out with, so now you just need to find a day or two worth of food for you and the family until help arrives. What do you do?
Cabin fever got the best of you so you put your hiking boots on and headed out for a walkabout into the mountains. While taking in all the beauty, you somehow get turned around and the sun is quickly setting. Panic sets in as you’ve just gotten yourself more lost by wandering about and you feel your energy levels dropping. The two granola bars you jammed into your pocket were eaten hours ago without thought as you were only planning on a day trip. What do you do?
Safe emergency wild edibles are always a good thing to be able to identify no matter what the undesired circumstances may be at the time. This knowledge can be lifesaving! From the mountains to the deserts, we’ll explore the wild food sources available to get you through the situation at hand. Maybe you just want to diversify your creative culinary experiences in the comfort of your own home. No matter the scenario, join us this Friday at 8:00pm/Ct. and check out what these wild edibles are on Foraging for Life.
This first airing of “Foraging for Life” will cover how to identify what region you live in and what types of foraging is available. Where to find identification materials that are suited to your lifestyle and why that is important. Learning the seasons of different edibles and looking for places to “treasure hunt” within your area. Being safe while gathering and foraging etiquette.
We hear it all around us, “Times are tough, prices are outrageous, everything is going up except my wages…” Would you like to learn how to gather food from the wild for free? Have you ever asked yourself, ” If I got lost in the deep woods without provisions, how would I survive?” The senses can be trained to pick up on things that most walk past. Foraging, gathering, gleaning; whatever you care to call it, can be a life saving skill. I sometimes refer to it as treasure hunting! I have at times set out to find a particular food, weather it be berries or fungi, and came home with wild medicinal herbs, pine pitch or cones. I’m amazed at the vast array and abundance that our planet provides for us naturally…we just have to learn to read her labels of identification. Wouldn’t you love to know how to preserve for later use that which you have just gleaned from nature? I have lots of wonderful tips and procedures, recipes and tricks of the trade to help you find a wealth of useful skills to keep your treasures stable for later use. I invite you to join me in Foraging For Life to discuss and share the skills and knowledge of gathering wild edibles. Not only will we expand our ability to identify and use that which nature supplies, but we will also strengthen our sense of self-reliance by shedding some light on the practice of foraging. I gladly welcome any of your experiences and knowledge, please feel free to come check out the show and share them with me. Hope to see you there!
Don’t miss this first airing of “Foraging For Life”. Listen to this show in player below!