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3/28/11 6:39 PM
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jaywill
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I read the shtf article in Argentina , and he mentioned that it was hard to get ahold of fruit and when they went without for prolonged periods their gums would bleed and It hit me they had scurvy.  fresh fruit can be hard to come by in shtf so i figured id share a trick the native amercans did for the all important vitamin C .

- boil pine, spruce or fir needles into a tea, drink . theres your vitamin C .  

you probably know this already but just in case....
3/29/11 12:01 AM
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ashleigh11
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i would rather have a broccoli smoothie.
3/29/11 11:16 AM
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jaywill
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 ^sounds delicious , although not quite as convenient
3/29/11 12:17 PM
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Edited: 03/31/11 11:04 AM
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 Old news for us here on the SG, but many may not know that.  One cup of boiled pine needles has 10x the amount of Vit C in an equal amount of OJ.  If only the old Navies of the world knew that....

Oh, the pine needles must be fresh, not brown on the ground like Bear Grylls has shown. 

After boiling, let the mixture rest and settle.  Drink slowly, without tipping the cup back too far.  Toss out the bottom 3/4" of liquid in a standard blue-painted camping cup.  It's bitter and has a few chemicals in it that may constipate you.

 
3/29/11 12:38 PM
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jaywill
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 i figured it was old news, but survivalgrounds been quiet since kvr took a break. needed a new thread haha.
3/31/11 11:00 AM
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that actually how our ancestors in canada survived the winters.
3/25/12 12:59 PM
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Fudge Cake
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Interesting tip about only sipping off the top. Thanks!
3/31/12 2:32 AM
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Never heard this before, thanks!
4/12/12 10:49 PM
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ya this is good shit.
5/22/12 2:46 AM
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If you don't want to destroy a lot of the vitamin C, boil the water first, then drop in the conifer needles after you remove the water from the heat source.

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