Monday, March 7, 2011

Call For Recipes

Please needed...

OK folks, before you all get out Grannie's family recipe book and post her version of baked beans, listen up.

Every once in a while I am going to pick a topic about making your own something or other.  Then, I want you all to contribute your knowledge and post your how-to's.  If you have personal experience making something, all the better,  but also feel free to post any knowledge you may have gathered from the internet, books, magazines or other sources.  This will help us all be able to prep for the future in a more self reliant way.  If there is something you would like to know more about, feel free to ask.

Today's recipe request is for medicinal preps....We need how to's on making natural antibiotics, antimicrobials, saline solution for wound cleaning and anything else you can think of that has to do with post SHTF medicine.

So pull out your prep manuals and start posting...........


  1. Sinus rinse:
    1c water
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking soda

  2. a natural antibiotic/antiseptic:

    one clove of garlic crushed
    one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
    one teaspoon of ginger crushed
    one tablespoon of honey

    put all of the above ingredients in a cup, pour boiling water into the cup, let steep for 3 minutes and drink (plugging your nose is optional).

    it tastes pretty bad but you get used to it.

    drink the tea once a day. you won't get sick or ever need antibiotics again.

  3. cool post idea...and i am thankfull to know about the previous here's mine:

    sore throat with or without cough -

    melt two tablespoons of vicks in 3/4 of water and drink.

    immediately takes care of a sore throat!

  4. Here is my contribution...


    1 tsp. non iodized salt
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 pint of sterile water (distilled is best)
    Fresh sterile mason jar
    Clean pot and a heat source

    Bring the water to a boil, as soon as the water boils turn off or remove from heat source and add the salt. Swirl the pot to mix to dissolve the salt then add baking soda and swirl till dissolved.
    Pour into clean sterile jar, put lid on and cool.

    Use within 24 hours after opening the jar..

    **** If you leave the baking soda out of this you can use this in a nebulizer for breathing treatments....

  5. Here is another I just found online

    Homemade Rehydration Drink (Gator-aid)

    The envelopes with non Kool-Aid drink mixes (like Wylers) are usually more like Gatorade. Kool-Aid seems to have its own distinct flavor.
    1 (1/4 ounce) envelope unsweetened flavored drink mix (enough for 2 quarts)
    1/2 teaspoon table salt (sodium chloride)
    1/4 teaspoon salt substitute (potassium chloride; eg. Morton Salt Substitute)
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup plus 2 tbs. corn syrup (or honey if the child is 3 years or older)
    2 tbs. lemon juice
    water, to make 2 quarts

    8 servings
    3 minutes prep

    Place all ingredients in a large pitcher or jug and stir or shake until well mixed.
    Chill and keep refrigerated until used.
    Note: Adjust sweetness to taste by adding (or in rare cases reducing) a little sugar since drink mixes can vary.