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Originally posted by haven123
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Originally posted by hypervigilant
I just counted up my addictions and it scares me.. They are coffee, chocolate, hard candy, tobacco, cyclobenzaprine, lorazepam, tramadol and morphine... Tobacco and chocolate withdrawals are the worst.
Originally posted by irsuccubus
I have a few vices...and because of them I have done a lot of looking into plants and their properties. I have plans on being a sort of medicine woman in a SHTF scenario. For those who take things like psych meds...there are ethnogens that may help you. Things like Kava Kava have been shown to be effective against anxiety and depression. There are plants that can be used to make pain tinctures....plants that can be used to make withdrawal from pharmaceuticals easier. Nutmeg can help you come off a few hard substances. And for those who like the ciggys....maybe think about growing some of your own tobacco. I wont go into too many details as certain plants get you in trouble on here but will say...do your research friends. erowid and other sites are your friends....... nature has your back.
Quercetin is a plant derived compound that can help with allergies so you might wanna stock up on suppliments as well as increase things like Citrus fruits, onions, apples, parsley, tea, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce and wine, which are all naturally high in said compound. Stinging Nettle is also a natural antihistamine. You can make a tincture or tea with it....just wear gloves when handling. Also...get a Netti pot to keep your head irrigated.
Learn to make wine or bathtub hooch. Even if you dont imbibe yourself....it can make for a good trade down the line.
I would miss the net as it is my window to the world but I will somehow manage if I lose it. There will be plenty to keep me busy. I would probably go back to painting and writing more.....and I have a massive personal library so there is always reading.
Also...to all the sugar junkies....get a stevia plant. Its much sweeter than sugar and chewing a leaf can help kill a sugar jones. PLus you can use the powdered leaf as sugar will become scarce quickly if the SHTF. Carob can be a good chocolate substitute. You can make a solar oven out of a pizza box....if you have the ingredients on hand you could make brownies or cookies in it as they get past 300 degrees if you do it right.
Use distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution.