It’s Thursday, which means I’m back, and I know you missed me so much. Thursdays we are suppose to discuss emergency preparedness. But where do you begin? Which emergency should you prepare for? Why worry about tornadoes when your State has earthquakes (which I do hope all our California friends faired well)
We have covered the basics of it in a previous article. And I have been spouting off about herbs lately. That is because a first aid garden is part of my emergency plan. In my neck of the woods, emergency services are far away. We are looking at about 2 hours for anyone to arrive. If they have been there before, it is about 45 minutes or so. And that is when the weather is fine.
Even if you live somewhere that has emergency services just around the corner, it wouldn’t hurt to at least be able to identify and know how to use medical herbs.
On the Kansas State Preppers Network, I have been sharing with my readers plant identification and what it is good for and how to use it. But some of these herbs are very climate specific. And because of this, I recommend that you find a State specific book on herbs. If lacking that I suggest you make your own. Start identifying the herbs in your yard and garden and what they could be used for.
Creating and binding your own book is simple. Try to use a fabric paper rather than the pulp we usually have on hand. This is because the fabric paper lasts for many years, while the pulp denigrates more rapidly. If you are unable to use fabric paper, laminate the heck out of it (clear packing tape does wonders.)
Doing this does take time. So begin with what you think you might need the most, be it a vitamin supplement or a bleed stop, then expand from there.