I would like to take a trip to Kyrgyzstan and do some hiking this summer. What should I bring? The trails I plan on hiking are advertised as only taking ~5 hours to hike. Have you ever gone it alone? Ideally I'd like to do it myself since I plan on visiting the country solo.
Natural remedies and herbalism are usually overexaggerated or underrated, but I think most sane people can agree that certain herbs have benefits to Humans.
>Sage is good for your stomach and throat >Saint Johns Worth is a mood stabiliser >Marigold is antiseptic and makes great oinments >Camomile helps against swelling, tea is calming >Wormwood has a lot of benefits >Cannabis, beyond recreational use, can help with chronical pain and trauma >Poppy (Papaver Somniferum, at least) can be used as pain medication
and many more, of course.
While I was playing kingdom come deliverance (bear with me...), and looked into alchemy there, it struck me at rather realistic. Combine plants and herbs in alcohol or oils to extract whatever it is that makes the plant healthy and beneficial, making tinctures, drinks, teas and so on from them.
Are there any resources on this? An actual "alchemy" book, that describes how to extract those things and preserve them? I reckon tea is a good example of how to make herbs last basically stabally forever, but I mean like a repository of what plants to tea-a-lize, how to make creams and tinctures of certain drinks, (alcohol is often used with wormwood), what plants to mix for what diseases, and so on.
Last autumn I added new fields to my garden and I decided I wanted to fill it with non-food, but tea and medicinal herbs, hence my question.
I don't want to live in the woods, but my dream life is to live in some shitty ass apartment, working an easy job, and being able to just be in beautiful nature during all my free time, places that I can always find something new.
I would prefer to stay in the midwest, I was thinking Oregon, but I'm open to all ideas. My only goal in this life is to just have my own place, no matter how small, any job, and having the freedom to be out in nature by myself. Alone. With no-one to drag me into their shit.
Sent here from /xs/. Is this the right board for mountaineering? I love hiking and have hiked 800-1200 metres up and down in single days before. However, I want to climb higher mountains now, several thousand metres high. I have snow boots, tent and sleeping bag, and almost nothing else. I know I will need ski poles (or are mountaineering sticks different?). What trousers do you recommend? as all my trousers are jeans and I don't like the smell of the waterproof spray. What are the best clothes at regulating body temperature? As you probably know, it can be quite warm for the first 1000 metres then very cold higher than that, especially at night. Usually i wear wool. I plan on climbing Kilimanjairo, which is why I need to do the research.