Sunday, March 28, 2010

Good Medicine Way, pt. 1

"Do you really think that You can be satisfied with your life if you spend the most important hours of the next Forty Years away from your family, your home, and your personal self? Do you really believe that the benefits gained from selling your time to others are worth more than that time itself? Do you have to earn money so that yu can pay others to do for you those things which you haven't the time to do yourself because you are busy earning money?
Decide Now that you want to have more time to experience the many natural aspects of true life. Set your mind to it. Save your money and buy a piece of land somewhere where the only thing between the Earth and Universe is You. Grow some crops. Raise some chickens and goats. Go to town occasionally for your supplies. Stop wondering about the ingredients of a bowl of soup -- produce the ingrediants yourself. Stop worrying about the tase of water -- obtain that water yourself. Stop wondering what's inside the walls of your house -- put up those walls yourself.
You owe it to your Life and the Life of your family to consider the alternatives to acting as a cog in the world of machanization. Don't let the intricacies of mechanical wonders amaze you into accepting them blindly as substitutes for processes of Life over which you should have direct knowledge..."

Adolf Hungry Wolf, 1970

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Ur-ine Trouble", using your body's fluid for medical intervention

haha, that was funny, I really crack myself up.
Ok, anyway. Because you might need this information sometime I'll share it short and, well, I wouldn't call it sweet. haha, ha, ok...well then.
First off I am not into the whole urine-therapy thing wherein people drink what their body is trying to get rid of, ok? Maybe you, but not me. Secondly this article is intended for folks who would use any information at their own risk in a situation requiring -outside the box- thinking for care and treatment of themselves or another.
My first encounter with the glorious 'gold' was in Jamaica. I had been swimming off of the cliffs in westside Negril. The waves would rise and fall on the cliffs and you had to time the reach just right to grab the ladder which hung precariously on the side of the rock. Well, the wave dropped out from beneath me and I landed hard on a patch of sea urchin, or as the rastas call them, "Sea Spike".

DOH. OUCH. 5 or more writhing shards of blue in my big toe. Man it was a bummer. Apparently they keep secreting a poison and moving slightly in your skin. This Rastaman was like, "You have to pee on it mon", and preceded to drop his drawers. I was like , "Um, no thanks", but he was really serious and was about to grace me with his homegrown medicine (the liquid kind), so I decided I'd at least use my own but thanked him for the 'kind' offer.

I soaked the pricked area in a cup of my own urine; it helped to cause the spikes to retreat and get out of my foot and lessened infection according to the locals.
I thought about his for a long time, and later heard about using horse pee in wartime to treat soldier injuries and help prevent infection.
I suppose it's the acids, or ammonia, or something, but I have over the years used it in the following ways, in addition to Sea Spikes wounds.
One, athletes foot or foot rot. When living in the woods I had a couple rounds of nasty foot stuff, one time a chunk of my skin turned black and fell off, between my toes. It left a smelly hole and worried me a bit. I peed on it. Everytime I peed I worked that golden shower into the area, let it sit about 10 minutes, then scrubbed with whatever other cleaning agents I had (not ignoring hot soap and water when possible). I have found urine to be quicker than any over the counter foot fungus treatment when used in this fashion.
In addition, and you can try this if you are new to the fun - little cuts on fingers, hangnails, infected bug bites etc. Just pick your comfort level, lol, and BE SURE to wash your hands you know, for other people lol, but pee on it! Or let it sit in a cup of pee for a minute or so, then wash off with cleaning agents (soap, herbs, water, etc), and do a scientific comparison.
You may find that one of nature's greatest healing tools is right at your finger tips.
HAHAHh hahaha ha lol. ok, well, at least for guys anyway.
Let me know how it goes. Haha, I mean, the treatment.
off to laugh maniacally, alone, in some forest on a mountain!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What's in Store?

Check out the store!  2 new albums by Spencer available for listening or downloading; if you like this website/blog you'll love the music.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Benefits of Invisibility

People find out that I teach ninjutsu and they often ask, "Can you show me how to be invisible?" The answer, of course, is yes! The person will then likely delve into a host of questions about camo paint, outfits, sneaky movement, and scent control. The hardest part to teach, however, is the most important aspect - stillness. Eustace once found me hiding in the woods between base camp and the parking lot. Later he remarked, "Not moving is the most important part of staying hidden." I have thought on this at length and have come to observe this to be true in the natural world. Jon Young talks about the mythical Buck whose antlers are covered with green moss and growth from his weeks of still living during the late season. The rattlesnake can become little more than a rock as he seeks his prey, hours at a time if necessary. A person can sit next to a trail and watch people pass all day, unaware, without even wearing green and brown - if they are still. Stilling the body, however, is only a first step. Stilling the mind is a bit more challenging. But the neat trick is that if we make our body still, the mind soon follows, and a still mind becomes quite invisible in the forest. As you apply this on your own strange things begin to happen. Birds will land nearby, squirrels and critters will run across your feet. Little birds will chirp just over your shoulder and the forest seems to come alive around you! A great happiness fills your heart and a love for the Earth seems to permeate your being. In the world of today when we are overloaded with cell phone calls, texts, Facebook, TV, quick food, and a thousand things to be done in a day, being 'invisible' might be just what the doctor ordered. Many diseases known and unknown are caused by stress; praciticing invisibility is an interactive meditation with the natural world. When we get to the point where the body has calmed, and the mind is still, then perhaps, something really neat happens in our spirit. So you see it becomes so much more than a person dressed in green, covered in paint, carrying a blowgun! It becomes a person who is serene, in love with their world, happy for the gift of life, alert to the miracles all around them, and thankful to the Creator for this wonderful Earth. Maybe that's why real ninjas are always smiling!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Watch for migrating geese. Good stuff. I made this field update from my phone!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

(Jon Young) Wilderness Awareness School's update letter, cool stuff!