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#15108
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 262
Just a reminder for the regular readers of this thread (in case you missed it elsewhere) that we just announced the first month's winners in our Providence Supplies Silver Trivia Contest:

www.bullionbullscanada.com/index.php?opt...2&id=14628#15107

Next month's question (and more great prizes from Providence Supplies) is on the way in the next day or two, so keep your eyes tuned-in to our latest contest thread...
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#15168
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 262
Heads up everyone, as the January question for Providence Supplies "Silver Trivia" has just come out...!


www.bullionbullscanada.com/index.php?opt...2&id=14628#15167
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#15170
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 69
My plumbing in case of emergency is a bit simpler: 1 bucket with rope attatched. I live on Lake Ontario
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#15180
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 218
Brian,

I don't expect others to have the same advantage as you or I.( fresh natural springs here)

BTW- Mertis was wondering if they still issue the "safety book" about how much poisoned fish you are allowed to eat each week/month, as they did for Lake Michigan...

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#15211
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 72
Jeff,

After reading your reply about your herbal tea, I felt I should share this web site: Plants For A Future.

www.pfaf.org/user/default.aspx

I hope all here take advantage of this collection of information.

Get to know your 'weeds' as they may become a useful commodity.

Peace,
Mertis

Search for over 7000 edible and medicinal plants using a number of search criteria including: common and Latin names, keyword, family, habitat and use (medicinal, edible or other)

Here is one example...

www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Gynostemma+pentaphyllum

Sweet Tea Vine
Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a ANNUAL/PERENNIAL growing to 8 m (26ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone 8. It is in leaf 10-May It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is not self-fertile.


The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.

Gynostemma pentaphyllum Sweet Tea Vine


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Gynostemma pentaphyllum Sweet Tea Vine

Habitats
Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves; Tea.

Leaves and young stems - cooked[105, 177, 183]. The leaves have a sweet taste and are used as a tea[105, 177, 183].
Medicinal Uses


Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Alterative; Anticholesterolemic; Antispasmodic; Hepatic; Hypoglycaemic; Sedative; Tonic.

The whole plant is a tonic herb that improves the circulation, stimulates liver function, strengthens the immune and nervous systems, and reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels[238]. It also has sedative effects, relieving spasms and lowering the blood pressure[238]. It is used internally in the treatment of nervous tension and exhaustion, peptic ulcer, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer[238]. It was rated among the ten most important tonic herbs at a conference on traditional medicines in Beijing in 1991[238].
Other Uses
Cosmetic.

The plant is used in proprietary preparations for cosmetics and anti-ageing tonics[238].
Cultivation details
Requires a rich well-drained but moisture-retentive soil in a warm sheltered position in partial shade[238]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. A problematic crop outdoors in Britain, it can be grown successfully as an annual in a greenhouse but requires a long hot summer if it is to do well outdoors. Plants tend to be annuals or short-lived perennials[238]. A climbing plant, attaching itself to supports by means of tendrils[238]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Some plants might be monoecious[200].

Propagation
Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow it in spring in a rich compost in a greenhouse, placing 2 - 3 seeds per pot. Thin the seedlings to the strongest in each pot and grow the plants on fast. Plant them out after the last expected frosts and protect them with a frame or cloche until they are growing away well.
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#15223
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 262
Very interesting Mertis!

I'll have to mention this one the next time I see my herbalist, as many of these properties/benefits are very similar to the benefits I'm getting from my own "tea" - and a few of the others are benefits I've sought from other herbs.

Thanks for including the (always important) caveat that these herbs are MEDICINES. Indeed, our (wonderful) governments treat HERBS much more seriously as "medicines" than all the chemicals from our drug-factories that they gleefully approve.

This particular herb sounds like it IS too potent for people to simply start using/taking it without some professional guidance. Make no mistake: QUALIFIED herbalists are highly trained PROFESSIONALS. Indeed (as I think I've mentioned before) I'm convinced my herbalist knows more about pharmacology and drug interactions than most doctors.

The only reason that I actually mentioned (two of) the ingredients in my OWN "miracle tea" is that dried nettles and powdered ginger are such BENIGN substances that people COULD dabble in this herb tea WITHOUT needing to obtain professional advice/approval first.
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#15224
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 262
Very interesting Mertis!

I'll have to mention this one the next time I see my herbalist, as many of these properties/benefits are very similar to the benefits I'm getting from my own "tea" - and a few of the others are benefits I've sought from other herbs.

Thanks for including the (always important) caveat that these herbs are MEDICINES. Indeed, our (wonderful) governments treat HERBS much more seriously as "medicines" than all the chemicals from our drug-factories that they gleefully approve.

This particular herb sounds like it IS too potent for people to simply start using/taking it without some professional guidance. Make no mistake: QUALIFIED herbalists are highly trained PROFESSIONALS. Indeed (as I think I've mentioned before) I'm convinced my herbalist knows more about pharmacology and drug interactions than most doctors.

The only reason that I actually mentioned (two of) the ingredients in my OWN "miracle tea" is that dried nettles and powdered ginger are such BENIGN substances that people COULD dabble in this herb tea WITHOUT needing to obtain professional advice/approval first.
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#15225
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 262
Very interesting Mertis!

I'll have to mention this one the next time I see my herbalist, as many of these properties/benefits are very similar to the benefits I'm getting from my own "tea" - and a few of the others are benefits I've sought from other herbs.

Thanks for including the (always important) caveat that these herbs are MEDICINES. Indeed, our (wonderful) governments treat HERBS much more seriously as "medicines" than all the chemicals from our drug-factories that they gleefully approve.

This particular herb sounds like it IS too potent for people to simply start using/taking it without some professional guidance. Make no mistake: QUALIFIED herbalists are highly trained PROFESSIONALS. Indeed (as I think I've mentioned before) I'm convinced my herbalist knows more about pharmacology and drug interactions than most doctors.

The only reason that I actually mentioned (two of) the ingredients in my OWN "miracle tea" is that dried nettles and powdered ginger are such BENIGN substances that people COULD dabble in this herb tea WITHOUT needing to obtain professional advice/approval first.
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#15766
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 3
Hello
I thought I would stop by and remind everyone what time of year it is; time to start thinking about your garden. Right now is the ideal time to start ordering and planning this year’s seed and garden(s). Soon good seed companies are going to be swamped and backorders and delays are going o become increasingly frustrating.
Find yourself a decent seed company to order from, we carry West coast Seeds. I would suggest ordering in bulk rather than the typical small packages as it is much more economical. You can store the excess seed for the following year. Important considerations when choosing seeds, non-GMO, Open pollinated, heirloom and organic. Remember to consider the zone you live in, as well as, choose seeds with appropriate growing requirements for your area.
If anyone needs any help, suggestions or advice fell free to respond or email me.
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#15767
Re: Surviving the Coming Collapse. 2 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 262
Thanks for the tips Chris!

I know that my "green thumb" could use some guidance...!

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