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Community and School!

Community and School!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Herbal Medic

Community HerbalMedic2400x300In this week’s podcast, join Sam Coffman as he talks about some of the most critical concerns in trying to work with other preppers. To start this topic off, it makes most sense to talk about all of the growth that has happened at Sam’s survival school (The Human Path) over the past year. At The Human Path, they have been working on an intentional community for a few years, and it has really taken off. Sam will discuss all of the eco-building projects, the barter experiments, the herbal clinic, the Continue reading Community and School!

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Jack Spirko with guest Sam Coffman!

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Jack Spirko with guest Sam Coffman!

Jack SpirkoAnkle Wrapnew150x150Today we are joined by former special forces solider and wilderness survival trainer Sam Coffman of TheHumanPath.com to discuss survival training, permaculture, rebuilding after collapse and more. (Listen to Sam here every Tuesday 6pm/Pt.)

The Human Path is an ecology-based, wilderness-survival and wilderness-living school offering a huge variety of outdoor, bushcraft Continue reading Jack Spirko with guest Sam Coffman!

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Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine!

Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

Snake BitesAs we have talked about before, the three biggest issues after a disaster are very likely going to be food, water and medicine. Add to this the fact that most post-disaster environments are laden with potential health threats: Rubble, obstacles and hazards, open sewage and bacteria-laden water, disturbed wildlife looking for new homes, increased rodent population and more. A lack of medical services really starts to hit home when talking about severe, acute environmental or medical injuries. Two good examples of this kind of severe, post-disaster medical situation are infection and venomous snake bites in North America (e.g. Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Coral Snake, Cottonmouth). Continue reading Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine!

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Whooping Cough and Herbal Medicine

Whooping Cough and Herbal Medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Whooping CoughCalifornia has officially declared a Whooping Cough (Pertussis) epidemic. This is a very serious illness that can even cause death. At a minimum, this illness makes it extremely difficult to function normally in the manner that a post-disaster environment would require. Basic necessary chores and working, exacerbates coughing spells, and of course noise discipline is non-existent if someone has this illness.

Thousands of people have been infected with Pertussis this year already, and it is not only infants who are coming down with it. Adults and children who HAVE BEEN VACCINATED are also getting Pertussis. This brings to question of course, the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine. Continue reading Whooping Cough and Herbal Medicine

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Growing your own medicine

Growing your own medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Growing images500x500In the next 2 weeks’ podcasts, Sam Coffman discusses what is involved in growing medicinal plants for your own back yard “farmacy.” Whether you are growing medicine alongside your food in your backyard, or you have a “guerrilla garden” growing in the city greenbelt behind your house, Sam will address some of the most important points that can help you plan, create and harvest good medicine of your own rather than having to rely on a non-sustainable resources such as internet herb stores. Continue reading Growing your own medicine

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Herbal First Aid Kit, Making your Own (part 2)

Herbal First Aid Kit, Making your Own (part 2)
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Herbal First Aid KitSam Coffman continues this week with details on how to make your own first aid kit. Join him this week as he continues to talk about various herbal formulas and the specific herbs to use in those formulas for a post-disaster environment. This kind of herbal first aid kit could be a kit for home, neighborhood, the car or the backpack. Again, what should an herbal first aid kit contain? What are the top 5, 10, 15 herbs or herbal formulas that you would want to put into your own kit? Do you have specific family illnesses or health concerns that would determine what some of those herbal medicines should be? Continue reading Herbal First Aid Kit, Making your Own (part 2)

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