James and Mike A Day In THe Woods Autoimmune Diseases

Episode 35 DIY And Voting Rant

James and Mike DIY
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First I want to apologize for this episode. I had trouble giving the quality you have come to expect. I am feeling a little under the weather but did not want to miss an episode. With that said you get to hear some excellent rants on voting and politics today. I go way off on a tangent and get angry. Which in turn fired up Mike. The main topic of the show is on DIY.

The News today was on The IRS over taxing legal marijuana shops. In some case over 100% tax rate. Mike picked another news story from cracked. We discuss 8 health foods that are bad for you. Mostly I get angry at the Author and bash her article.

 

Also Mentioned in todays show was a discount code for the Survival Punk Army. The Discount code will run until 11/12/2014. I’ll make a blog post later with more details.

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Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly: Survival Caffeine

Yaupon Holly
Yaupon Holly

The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, is something I have wanted to try for years. The yaupon holly is a species of holly tree native to the southeastern parts of the US. Why should you be interested in this holly tree? The berries are not edible. The leaves of the yappon holly have caffeine in them. Did I perk your interest? It is a caffeinated native to North America. You might be storing coffee in your preps. It will only last so long though.

I want sustainable caffeine. When I first found out about the Yaupon holly I knew I wanted some. Being an evergreen it does not drop it’s leaves. It grows in USDA zone 7. Though not native to TN I should have no trouble growing yaupon holly here. With permaculture you could push it further north. Let’s look into the the plant a little more and make some tea.

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