It will be easier to stay motivated stay healthy and survive tough times with a good meal in your stomach so try not to spill your milk and Oreo’s onto the key board while reading this. Survival spices will help in seasoning our food
Most Preppers are Do It Yourself people. They convert Ford E150 vans into comfortable living spaces and learn to make the best with nothing. They, like me would probably rather watch Steven Raichlen BBQ University, James Beard Best of Louisiana Cajun cooking and Christina Pirello of Christina Cooks on weekend TV than CSI or Survivor.
God knows I’m not a Vegan but I mention Christina Pirello because of her 30 year survival after fighting “AML” an acute form of Leukemia. What I have taken or learned from her cooking classes is that a healthier diet will go a long way to improving your long term health.
With that we will discuss some everyday survival spices when used in cooking and may improve your health in a long term survival situation. My personal favorite is Garlic I use it as an antibiotic on minor pet bits/scratches and I use to eat cloves a month out before heading to my regular Panama military training . The garlic helped fight off the biting insects and local woman by dulling the blood.
Your normal deodorants and bug sprays leave a noticeable smell which helped the OP 4 locate your position. That smell of old spice cologne. I wonder who that might be hiding nearby. Ginger used whole or as an essential oil is a remedy for upset stomach, menstrual cramps, nausea and diarrhea. It also has anti inflammatory values.
Sage boosts cognition, improves blood sugar and when gargled as a tea may relieve sore throats and achy teeth. Helps keep cholesterol in check.
Parsley is a natural diuretic stimulates kidney functions high in vitamin K, vitamin C, iron and calcium. Chili pepper helps in weight loss by stimulating your metabolism, boosts immunities and helps fight congestion and stuff noses. A small sprinkle on wet food use to help when my dogs blood sugar was going out of whack.
Cumin is high in fiber. It improves digestion, treats hemorrhoids and reduces bloating and gas. I wonder how that could help in sharing a small shelter space. Turmeric contains curcumin which is antibacterial, anti viral. It helps combat cancer, fight tumors and reduces stress to improve heart health.
Cinnamon was ingested, rubbed on skin and as an air freshener. Its use has been traced back to the Bubonic plague times. Use 1 tbsp a day to help rid your body of toxins. Light a Cinnamon candle and see if your spouses mood improves before you tell her about your latest purchase of that overly expensive item that you really didn’t need.
Learning is living. Watch one of her shows and you’ll be impressed by how good she looks especially when you learn her age. Surviving 30 years says a lot just by simply paying attention to what you eat. Here at MLM I’m going off to finish my pumpkin spice coffee and cinnamon roll before taking the dogs out for a walk out in the snow.
As always be safe and healthy my friends.