Here is another very good article by Selco: http://www.survivaldan101.com/selco-hungry-desperate-people/ From the article: Here are some observations: 1. SELCO briefly mentioned savings. He told how he messed up by hanging onto paper currency. We see that in history and modern day Venezuaela. It would have been better for him to buy some type of commodity (after waiting to see if it was a temporary thing) while the paper still had value. 2. He placed a lot of emphasis on small, wood camp stoves. Most of us have those already. 3. SELCO talked about the importance of a garden. 4. He also dealt with the role of herbs and spices for both food and medicine. One herb that SELCO specifically mentioned is Nettle. Nettle is loaded with vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll. It has been used as food, fodder, fiber and medicine since at least the Bronze Age. The Egyptians used it for arthritis, Hippocrates listed 61 medicinal uses, and it is though that the Romans brought Nettle to Britian for its healing properties. It was also popularly used as a Spring tonic. The stems and leaves can be soaked water and the water and used as an organic pesticide for plants with mites or aphids. Since it was a common weed, the plant was used a lot by poor people in all its roles. Nettle is a good plant to know.