posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 05:43 PM
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Many of the original dwellings out here on the plains, with its severe temperature swings, high winds, and lack of trees, were built mostly
underground, with just some wood to keep the opening secure, with a wooden door, etc. Of course you can have heat in them, but you can also go without
heat if you needed to hide, and the temperature would stay more constant. They're called "dugouts" or "sod homes"
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Oh yeah, grew up and still live in Oklahoma, I know all about Dugouts! But there is a lot of truth to their insulation features. They maintain their
heat well in the winter, and they stay cool all summer unless it gets extremely hot and dry.
As far as medicine, etc., I would suggest that people build up a home pharmacy now, with herbs to replace whatever medicine you might be on.
Get a book on wild edible plants.
Did you know that aspirin is basically concentrated willow bark essence, if you boil willow bark and drink it like tea, it can be a remedy for
headaches and other minor pains and is also a fever reducer? Also, did you know that if bitten by venomous insects and most spiders, if you place a
slice of potato over it and tape it into place, it will draw out the venom? I did this once after being bitten by a Brown Recluse and the black
terrible looking bite was gone and only a common sore was there and it healed very well and made a small scar.