2 gifts came in the mail!

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  1. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I have received two gifts from two thoughtful and generous members.

    @werewolf won sent this:


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    A tin of fixin’ wax, a tin of homemade salve, a nice piece of wide lamp wick and a hand carved whale! He included a letter explaining the loot.

    And then @PAcanis sent me this:


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    2 stalks of dense cattails, several pods of milkweed ovum and a 12” Ontario machete.

    I want to thank both of these gentlemen for not only the gifts but their overall presence on the forum. It’s people like this that make this community a wonderful place to be.
    Thank you!
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Nice stuff. What do you do with the milkweed stuff? :)
     
  3. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    When dried it makes an excellent tinder...and I even spelt it right!
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I will have to investigate that more. We have loads of milkweed growing here.
     
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    Does no one ever send fatwood to you? I would think that living in GA, where there is no fatwood, that folks here would feel sorry for you and send you some. ;)
     
  7. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    What is fatwood?

    :0
     
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    Big time. Old dry milk weed is one of my favourite tinders....
     
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    Some really cool items lad. joe
     
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    You can char the ovum takes a spark real easy!
     
  11. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Does it need to dry out first?
     
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    It felt nice giving back to a member such as yourself :)
     
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    Very nice presents! You deserve them.
     
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    Small miklweed pods are pretty good eatin.
     
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    Well done @werewolf won and @PAcanis, The milkweed here is just starting to bloom wont have pods for another month or so.
     
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    Very nice! On all 3 accounts!
     
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    Recipe/method please?
    I'd give it a go just to see.
    Any nutritional value?
     
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    I just blanch them, then saute with butter, salt and pepper.
    I've heard some people use the inside kinda like cheese.
    I'd bet you could find some recipes on Google, or YouTube.
    As far as nutritional value, I know there's some, but, not exactly sure just what.
     
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    Well said brother!
     
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    Thanks.
    As long as there's butter in there I'm sure they rate quite high in nutritional value :)
     
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    The slave is called black drawing salve.

    Black drawing salve is a natural remedy. Growing up my Mom always had a container of it in the medicine closet. I tried to find it but it seems to have gone away in the pharmacy stores. I understand the Amish community produces it for their own consumption and with a little searching I found a recipe of theirs, this is not the exact one I follow ( I noted what I don’t use) but it’s close.

    Black Salve Recipe

    It takes a while to make but is very effective and well worth the time. I especially use it for splinters and pieces of glass that get stuck in the skin.

    I have not tried it personally for this, but black drawing salves are also said to help remove moles and skin tags.

    Salve Ingredients

    1. Before making the salve, it is important to infuse olive oil with comfrey, calendula and plantain. You will need 1 tablespoon of each of the herbs, finely powdered in a food processor or blender, and ½ cup olive oil. It can be infused in one of these two ways:

    2. Powder the herbs and place in a small jar. Pour oil over the herbs. Leave in jar for 3-4 weeks, shaking daily, and then strain through a cheesecloth for use.

    3. Heat the herbs and olive oil in a double boiler. Leave on low/medium heat for about an hour until oil gets strong smelling and darker. Strain through cheesecloth for use.

    4. Personally, I keep a big jar of olive oil with plantain, comfrey and calendula in my herb cabinet and let it constantly infuse for use in salves and lotions. When the oil is used, I discard the herbs and begin the process again.

    5. Combine infused olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin E oil and honey in a glass jar in a small pan of water.

    6. Heat the water to a simmer and carefully stir mixture in the jar until all ingredients are melted.

    7. Remove from heat and add activated charcoal, kaolin clay, and lavender essential oil and mix well.

    8. Quickly pour in to small jars or tins and let sit until hardened (several hours).

    9. Store in airtight container and use as needed on cuts, splinters, etc.

    How to Use Black Salve

    Make sure area has been cleaned well. Put a generous amount of black salve on the splinter and cover with gauze or a large bandaid.

    Leave at least a few hours or overnight to allow it to draw out the infection or object. Some things (like glass… in my experience) may take a day or two and several applications to draw out an object.

    This salve is a wonderful natural remedy but it is not a replacement for medical care when needed. Consult a doctor before using if you have any health conditions or concerns.
     
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    Can't think of a more deserving person.
     
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    The giving nature of those on this site never ceases to amaze me. Very cool gesture!
     
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