August 2011


This is your worst nightmare. Be prepared.

WARNING!

Very graphic, disturbing material that you need to know. This is NOT for children.

Posted with permission from the editors of SurvivalBlog, Copyright 2009.

“It has been six months since the grid went down. You and the other five members of your party have settled into what may be a long grinding existence.”

(New America Now)

Graphic: Mother Earth News

By Paul D. Matteoni
January/February 1972
Source: Mother Earth News

Soap making in the woods can be an almost automatic thing, with hickory, sugar maple, ash, beech and buckeye as the best producers of lye plus a bucket of rain water and some left-over cooking fat – you can easily brew up enough soap to clean everybody and everything that need it.

If it hadn’t been for the help we got from the native old-timers . . . my friend, Dennis, and I would have starved or just plain quit the winter we settled into that abandoned miner’s cabin in Alaska. The sourdoughs came to our rescue, though, and soon taught us how to survive on less than $10 a month cash money by trapping, tanning, foraging food and dipping candles from our own tallow and lard. With their generous assistance, we also quickly mastered the fine and easy art of recycling hardwood ashes and left-over kitchen fats into clean, all purpose soap.

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