Herbal Prepper Live is back live this week. We are having a “prepper chat” with our repeat guest, Chuck Hudson. Chuck is a former combat medic, former EMT-P, and survival instructor based in New Mexico. Chuck’s specialty is “ditch medicine”, working with the resources you have on hand, even in the worst of scenarios.
Last week, I sprained my wrist last week and was in a world of hurt. Chuck and I had a number of conversations over the past two weeks about the injury, and whether or not it was healing. We’re going to talk about this, proper first aid care for a sprain or strain, and what herbal remedies I have been using which have helped.
More than that, we are going to talk about late-onset allergic reactions and harmful side effects. Silly me thought it would be a good idea to take ibuprofen, instead of my willow bark tincture, so that I wouldn’t have to wake up to take another dose in the middle of the night. Sleep is restorative, right?
Not in this case, and the reaction I had is something everyone needs more about, especially if you find yourself in a position where no doctor is available. I’ll save the rest of the story for the show, but let’s just say, waking up to take another tincture dose doesn’t seem like such a big price to pay for a safe remedy.
Yes, the world has gone crazy.
If you have been reading the news and feeling like the world has gone and lost its mind, you aren’t alone. There is so much going on right now from hurricanes, fires, nuclear threats, hackers gaining access to the US power grid… sheesh! Chuck and I usually touch base on the latest headlines and how they may (or may not) impact how we prep. Knowing how my conversations with Chuck end up both informative and with us both laughing, we decided we would like to bring that conversation to the show.
Herbal Prepper Live 9-17-17
Links and Resources from the Show
- White Willow Bark (make your own tincture)
- White Willow Bark Tincture (if you prefer to buy it ready made)
- Comfrey leaf (for making salves, poultices, and compresses)
- Brigham/Mormon Tea
- Mormon Tea Extract
- Reversible thumb splint
- Wrist braces, left and right
- Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid
Want to learn about herbs for injuries?
Be sure to check out my book, Prepper’s Natural Medicine, which details how to make an herbal first aid kit. This book goes beyond minor scrapes and runny noses. Prepper’s Natural Medicine is herbal medicine for the best and worst of times. Also, check out my other book, Prepping for a Pandemic, plus my online herbal courses here on my website. The Herbal Skills Intestive is a great place to start. The Herbal Skills Intensive is an 8-week herbal boot camp that will get you ready to make safe and effective herbal medicines for the best and the worst of times. Click here to read more about this info-packed, online herbal course.