Good stuff from my friend, The Survival Sherpa. It inspired me to go through old medicines and put together a better first aid kit for the vehicle!
by Todd Walker
I’m typing this post with a very swollen left hand.
I’ve always reacted badly to insect bites. While putting up a wooden fence for a friend yesterday, I disturbed a yellow jacket nest in a bed of ivy. One power-packing bugger hit my in the knee. I killed it and ran about 10 feet away. Then one hit my left hand. I hightailed it away from the area. Fortunately, I only ended up with two stings.
Knowing my reaction to wasp stings, I started walking the yard to find my favorite remedy, plantain leaves. I quickly chewed a few to activate the goodness and applied the greenery on my bites. The plantain immediately worked to relieve the stinging. The painful sting was not my biggest concern. The swelling and reaction worried me.
The Band Aid I used to hold the plantain on my knee lasted all of…
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