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  1. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    you recommend garlic...i'm beside myself. :)

    sup 'nother?
  2. notherbob

    notherbob Well-Known Member

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    Yo, berg. Good to hear from you. I have been real busy the last few months and expect to be even busier the next 6 -12 mos or so.

    I'm still young and healthy and won't be 75 for another month or so. I don't take any meds and don't even have a doctor.

    About 25 years ago my wife and I were backpacking in south central OK when a sudden excruciating toothache hit me like a hot poker to the brain.and drove me to my knees, groaning. I remembered seeing a patch of yarrow (achillea millifolia) growing in a clearting about a 10 minute walk from our campsite. I hiked in pain to it and pulled up two of them and stripped the feathery leaves from one, rubbed the vigorously between my palms and packed them around my poor tooth and walked back to camp. By the time I got to camp, my toothache was completely gone. People should learn to recognize yarrow because it is said to be the herb that Achilles used to pack in his soldiers' battle wounds. It is an excellent topical anesthetic and also stops bleeding. Garlic will do the same thing but it burns whereas yarrow only tastes bitter.

    If a person knows nature survival chances greatly improve. I hope none of us ever has to bug out but if we do, those who are better prepared have the best chance to survive. It is a good idea to learn from the Indians. Early Americans perished in the wilderness whereas the indians thrived and even had time to make things and preen themselves. The Indians marveled at how Americans starved and died when there was food and medicine all around them but they just didn't know about it. It is time to educate ourselves in the things that really matter.
    Good luck to all.

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