Winter Survival Foods

The bark may then be ground into flour and mixed with bread flour or made into ash cakes, which Tom Brown describes as flattened, pancaked dough laid on the white, hot wood ash of campfires, turned frequently to cook evenly. The inner bark may also be simply boiled and eaten for an experience in bad-tasting survival food; sweet birch comes closest to tasting good. Roots Roots that are frozen in the earth can be thawed by fire, according to Tom Brown. He describes a winter expedition in which his Apache teacher located dried flowerstalks of burdock , dug into the snow nearby to find the frozen root of a younger burdock, and built a fire on top of the root. In half an hour the ground had thawed enough to extract the root for cooking. Other candidates for this treatment might include common evening primrose (slightly spicy), dandelion and yellow dock (both bitter but nourishing). Burdock tastes the best of these. The second-year flower stalks are tall and branching, with the sticky, prickly burrs that attach so easily to fur and clothing, but the roots attached to these stalks are dead by winter. Harvest some first-year roots (look for big, slightly furry leaves without flower stalks) in the fall so you can acquaint yourself with the appearance of the root crown. Tree Sap Sap is a palatable source of vitamins and minerals and can provide pure water in an emergency, although its faint sweetness limits its use as drinking water, at least in the case of maple. Sugar maple trees can be tapped in February and early March, when the temperature goes below freezing at night and above 40 degrees in the daytime.
This snippet comes through one of my own favorite blogging sites: http://suite101.com/article/winter-survival-foods-a37905

Honey – A top survival food, wound healer and all-purpose health tonic

2004 Apr;6(2):63-7. Retrieved on December 12, 2012 from: http://science.naturalnews.com/pubmed/15125017.html “Start Stocking Up on Honey” Urban Alan, Urban Survival Site. Retrieved on December 12, 2012 from: http://urbansurvivalsite.com/start-stocking-up-on-honey/ “Health and Nutrition: 5 Jolt Findings from The Honey Revolution by Ron Fessenden”, Benefits of Honey. Retrieved on December 12, 2012 from: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/health-and-nutrition.html “10 Health Benefits of Honey” Diana Herrington, Real Food for Life. Retrieved on December 12, 2012 from: http://realfoodforlife.com/health-benefits-of-honey/ “Honey has an antifungal effect against Candida species” Julie Irish, Dee A. Carter, Tahereh Shokohi and Shona E. Blair, Informa Healthcare, 2006, Vol. 44, No. 3 , Pages 289-291. Retrieved on December 12, 2012 from: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13693780500417037 About the author: Carolanne enthusiastically believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef and wellness coach, Carolanne has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of organic living, gratefulness and joyful orientation for over 13 years.
Many Thanks to: http://www.naturalnews.com/038365_honey_survival_food_Manuka.html

Emergency Pet Food Now Available At OffgridOutpost.com

nutritional guidelines, which tells people to eat more potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. The media and government officials though are leaving out other obvious and important nutrients like magnesium, iodine, bicarbonate, vitamin C and selenium. The main point that the journal Health Affairs makes is that adding just the nutrients they point to above (potassium, fiber, vitamin D and calcium) would add hundreds more dollars to family’s annual grocery bill. The study found introducing more potassium into a diet is likely to add $380 per year to the average consumer’s food costs, said professor Pablo Monsivais from the Department of Epidemiology and the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. Just as food prices are skyrocketing we see that at present consumption costs and patterns, Americans are malnourished and are up a creek without a paddle in terms of being able to afford better diets.
This data is based upon: http://www.naturalnews.com/033288_survival_medicine_food.html

Survival Medicine and Food

Legacy Premiums Emergency Cat and Dog Food Storage are the only long-term solutions on the market that provide a well-balanced diet for cats and dogs. Marketingcharts.com also reports that over half of Americans allow their pets to sleep in bed with them. Dylan Charles, CEO of Offgrid Outpost, comments, We are a pet-loving culture, and, for many, pets are like any other member of the family. Until now there werent many products in emergency storable food for dogs and cats, hence we are very excited to begin offering a solution to families that want to ensure that their pets are taken care of in case of disaster or economic hardship. Legacy Premium Emergency Cat and Dog Food Storage packs are also ideal for organizations such as FEMA and SPCA that help take care of animals during natural disasters. Each food storage pack offers 30 lbs of food which is packaged in a stackable, waterproof, rodent-proof, resealable BPA-free plastic bucket. Roughly 600,000 pets were killed or were left without a home as a result of Hurricane Katrina, reported HurricaneKatrinaRelief.com. Safety shelters now have an easily storable pet food solution when preparing for natural disasters, ensuring that stranded pets are nourished during such difficult times.
This material is reported by: http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/413078-1377543626-emergency-pet-food-now-available-at-offgridoutpostcom.html

Fast Food Restaurants Look to Millennials for Survival

McDonalds Millennial Problem In recent months, top business publications have been pointing to the fast food leaders millennial problem. For example, Ad Age recently found that McDonalds didnt even rank among the top ten brands for this critical demographic. How critical? According to an internal memo uncovered by Ad Age, McDonalds defines millennial as those between ages 18 and 32, while others estimate their numbers to range from an incredible 59 to 80 million. McDonalds solution to their millennial problem: The new McWrap sandwich. (Burgers are losing popularity among young adults). According to Ad Age, an internal McDonalds memo says the McWrap affords us the platform for customization and variety that our millennial customer is expecting of us. In a recent in-depth analysis of the McWrap, Business Week explained the new menu item as a salvo in the Fresh Wars: a high-profile attempt to get the attention of customers who have turned to fresher, seemingly healthier offerings from competitors such as Five Guys, Chipotle, and Subway. Notice anything important about those three examples cited? None of them market to children.
Attribution to: http://www.care2.com/causes/fast-food-restaurants-look-to-millennials-for-survival.html

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