I have recently been posting videos…

To all,

I have recently been posting videos at my FreeMMASchool.com site.  This obviously has nothing to do with “REAL” Self Defense but it will show some of the work that is coming.  The videos are very amateurish at the moment.  I am in contact with video production people and will hopefully get a professionally produced DVD out as soon as possible to all the people that have been requesting one.  Coach David


Partner/Investor/Producer wanted for video/dvd production and sales

To all,

I am looking for a partner, investor or producer to help me tape, produce, edit and sell or distribute dvds or online video’s of my programs.  Programs that I am ready to record and sell include:

  • Vital Targets for MMA:  A New and Unique Concept for MMA and “The Future of MMA”.  See more at VitalTargetsforMMA.com
  • 1 Lesson Self Defense:  The only self defense lesson you’ll ever need.  See more at1LessonSelfDefense.com
  • Bully Proof Bootcamp:  How to defeat a bully using your brains and not your fists.  See more atBullyProofBootcamp.com
  • Street Fight Bootcamp:  Street Fighting Secrets Revealed.  Learn to Kick Ass!  See more atStreetFightBootcamp.com
  • Rape Proof:  How to defeat a rapist and survive a violent attack.  See more at RapeProof.com
  • Plays, Unique Strategies, Set Ups, Tips & Tricks for MMA:  Building a New Breed of Smart Fighter!  See more at FreeMMASchool.com

Let me know if you have any insight or suggestions.  Thanks, Coach David Alexander  email me at:  coachalexander @ gmail.com

Sample videos:

Sample for FreeMMASchool.com “PJ” or Power Jab:  http://youtu.be/ERlxMmJKikU

Sample for 1LessonSelfDefense.com B.O.B. Training:  http://youtu.be/0Si-ubWUnGI
Sample for StreetFightBootcamp Index Offense/Defense Position:   http://youtu.be/UHcW_OFQy14

1LessonSelfDefense.com is World Famous!

Now visited by over 60 different countries!

Thanks to everyone around the world who has visited my blog.  This site has been viewed by over 60 different countries and still counting.  I just wanted to say thank you to everyone and tell you how much I appreciate the support.  Coach David Alexander

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This is a hands on lesson.  We will take all the time needed to completely cover and practice the entire B.E.T. Self Defense System.  This will usually take  around 3 to 4 hours depending on how many people participate.  This is by far the best way to understand and be able to implement the system, the same day if necessary.  You will be required to participate in the lesson.  Please dress accordingly.  Jeans and t-shirt are fine. You will be required to provide a space large enough to comfortably fit the amount of your participants.  Or if you come to me, I will provide the space for free.

New! BullyProofBootcamp.com

Bully Proof Bootcamp.com

How to STOP Bullying without Violence
for Boys and Girls Ages 7 – 16

Would you like to host a Bully Proof Bootcamp at your school or community?  Would you like to learn how to defeat a bully using your brains and not your fists?  Bring a Bully Proof Bootcamp to your school or community.  Contact me Coach David Alexander at coachalexander @ gmail.com to bring a Bully Proof Bootcamp to you!  Private lessons are also available!  See more here:  Bully Proof Bootcamp Private Lessons Flyer.pdf

Every 7 minutes a child is bullied and every month in the United States, 3 million children miss school due to fear of bullies.  In this Bully Proof Seminar, my goal is to instill in your child unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence.  This is surprisingly very easy to do and can be learned in just 3 hours.  Are you going to let your child be a victim? Or are you going to “Bully Proof” them?

Contact me at coachalexander @ gmail.com to help your community by hosting a Bully Proof Bootcamp at your facility!  Together we can end the violence.

Seminar Techniques:
– A step by step plan to deal with a bully.
– Play “The Bully Games”.  (What? What?, Ninja, Whack a mole, Shadow, and more…)
– How to verbally defeat a bully or “How to Fight Fire with Water”.
– How to develop unshakable confidence.
– Why I Love Bullies!  (This may surprise you)
– How to defend yourself if physically attacked without hurting the bully or getting in trouble.

This seminar will be taught by Coach David Alexander (Self Defense Expert and Bully Tamer!)  I am a father of two boys (7 & 10) and a martial arts black belt.  See my complete bio here:  http://coachztraining.wordpress.com/about/

For more info email Coach David Alexander coachalexander @ gmail.com


Flash Mob Crimes And Organized Looting Have Become A Normal Part Of Life In America

Flash Mob Crimes And Organized Looting Have Become A Normal Part Of Life In America

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 05:23 PM PDT

Once upon a time, most Americans had never even heard of “flash mob robberies” or “organized looting”.  Now they are considered to be a part of normal life in America.  On Saturday, more than 20 teens stormed into a trendy clothing store in Chicago and stole more than $3,000 worth of jeans, but it barely made a blip on the national news because this kind of thing has become so common.  After all, we just saw the exact same kind of thing happen in JacksonvilleDetroit, Baltimore and a whole bunch of other places.  Flash mob crimes have become so common in Chicago that they take public opinion polls about them.  But when I first started writing about this phenomenon a couple of years ago, hardly anyone knew what “mob robberies” were.  In fact, I had to explain what these “flash mobs” were doing to a couple of radio hosts because they had never heard of such a thing.  But now everybody knows about the flash mobs.  Another disturbing trend that we are seeing all over America is “organized looting”.  Groups of desperate criminals are going into empty or abandoned buildings and stripping out copper wire, copper pipes and anything else that they can sell for money.  At one time these kinds of thefts made the news, but now they have also become so common that they don’t get much notice anymore.

The sad truth is that the streets of America are changing.  They are becoming a lot more hostile and a lot more dangerous.

Young people in America today do not have respect for authority, they do not have respect for those that are older than them and they do not even have respect for themselves.

Posted below is surveillance camera footage of the mob robbery mentioned above during which thousands of dollars worth of jeans were stolen.  These kids obviously plotted to commit this crime well in advance.  These kids have so little respect for themselves that they are willing to potentially jeopardize their futures over a few pairs of lousy jeans….


Will any of those kids go to jail eventually?

That is a very good question.

In other areas of the country, law enforcement is so overwhelmed that they just let cases such as this one go.

For example, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore recently reported on a mob robbery in the Baltimore area where officials decided not to pursue criminal charges….

After reviewing the surveillance video, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office opted not to pursue criminal charges in the case saying not every conflict warrants them.

What happened here is not an isolated incident. It’s happening more and more across Maryland and it’s a real source of frustration for law enforcement.

A similar incident happened last month at the 7-Eleven on Liberty Road in Baltimore County. And mobs of teens have looted several stores like the one in Montgomery County, stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise.

And word on the street spreads fast.  Once kids realize that they can get away with this kind of behavior it will just encourage more of it.

Sadly, it is not just our young men that are acting this way.  Our young women are also banding together in mobs and are doing crazy things.

The following example comes from a recent New York Post article….

A wolf pack of drunken young women “acting stupid” on a downtown No. 6 train in Manhattan stabbed a 63-year-old man early today — for having had the nerve to ask them to pipe down, police said.

The man was on his way to work at about 6:15 a.m. when he was attacked as the train entered the East 23rd Street station, a law-enforcement source told The Post.

“The eight females were acting stupid. He just told them, ‘Relax. Calm down,’ ” another source said.

Instead, one stabbed him in the left shoulder. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital.

What in the world is happening to us?

Part of it can perhaps be explained by the rampant growth of gangs in America.

Today, there are approximately 1.4 million gang members living inside the United States.  That number has risen by 40 percent just since 2009.

Often these gangs take the place of the family unit.  With so many broken families in America today, there are literally millions of young people that are looking for someone to accept them and take care of them.

Another factor is economic desperation.  There are far more workers than there are jobs in America today, and an increasing number of Americans are turning to crime in an attempt to survive.

Right now we are seeing an unprecedented epidemic of “organized looting” all over the country.  A recent article by Victor Davis Hanson talked about the epidemic of copper wire theft that is happening down where he lives in California….

Protection is found only in self-help. To stop the Road Warriors from stripping the copper cable from your pump or the community’s street lights, civilization is encouraged to put in a video camera, more lighting, more encasement, a wire protective mesh — all based on the premise that the authorities cannot stop the thieves and your livelihood is predicated on the ingenuity of your own counter-terrorism protocols. But the thief is always the wiser: he calculates the cost of anti-theft measures, as well as the state’s bill in arresting, trying, and rehabilitating him, and so wagers that it is cheaper for all of us to let him be and just clean up his mess.

If you have not read his article yet, you really should.  It is excellent.  You can find the entire article right here.

I found it particularly interesting what Victor Davis Hanson is doing in response to the decay of society that he is witnessing all around him….

I find myself insidiously adopting the Road Warrior survival code. Without any systematic design, I notice that in the last two years I have put a hand pump on my grandfather’s abandoned well in the yard and can pump fresh water without electricity. I put in an outdoor kitchen, tied into a 300-gallon propane tank, that can fuel a year of cooking. I am getting more dogs (all vaccinated and caged); for the first time in my life I inventoried all my ancestors’ guns in all the closets and found shotguns, deer rifles, .22s etc.

I have an extra used pickup I chose not to sell always gassed in the garage. For all sorts of scrapes and minor injuries, sprains, simple finger fractures, etc., I self-treat — anything to avoid going into the local emergency room (reader, you will too, when Obamacare kicks in). And the more I talk to neighbors, the more I notice that those who stayed around are sort of ready for our Road Warrior world. At night if I happen to hear Barack Obama on the news or read the latest communiqué from Jerry Brown, the world they pontificate about in no way resembles the world I see: not the freeways, not the medical system, not the educational establishment, not law enforcement, not the “diversity,” not anything.

I would say that it sounds like Victor Davis Hanson is rapidly turning into a prepper.

Not that I blame him of course.

We all want our homes to feel safe and secure.  As society crumbles, it is only natural to pay more attention to preparation and security.

The sad truth is that these criminals are becoming bolder and bolder.  Over the past couple of years we have seen some very shocking home invasion crimes happen all over the country, and this trend is only going to get worse.

But these days the news is not going to really feature a crime unless it is truly horrific.

That is where a sicko like James Holmes comes in.

Criminals understand that if they want to become really famous that they are going to have to do something really violent or really bizarre to stand out from the crowd.

And America is absolutely crawling with psychos these days, so it can be difficult to truly make a name for yourself if you are a criminal.

Sadly, we are already starting to see some potential “James Holmes copycats” come out of the woodwork.

For example, just check out what happened in Oklahoma recently….

An Oklahoma high school student is behind bars after a cab driver reported hearing him plotting a Columbine-shooting at his school, police said.

Timmy Eike, 18, was arrested on Tuesday after police found a shotgun, rifle and 250 rounds of ammunition in his bedroom.

The teenager’s arrest came a day after gunman James Holmes appeared in a Colorado court accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 during a midnight screening of the Batman movie.

That is very disturbing.

I don’t know about you, but I am a lot more hesitant to visit the movie theater now, and I sure am glad that I do not have any kids in public schools.

In a world that is going totally crazy, public gatherings are never going to feel quite as safe ever again.

So what do all of you think about these flash mob crimes and all of this organized looting that is going on?

Do you believe that America is less safe or more safe than it used to be?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….


By Coach David Alexander

Learn to Fight, Eat Meat and Lift Heavy $h!t!

Have you noticed that the American Male is being Wussified?  He has been told from birth; not to hit back, not to curse, don’t eat meat, eat whole grains and soy instead, don’t lift weights because it’s bad for your knees, you need to manscape and what’s with metro’s and hipsters?  What can you add to the list?

I’m going to tell you about three things that you can do to reclaim your manhood.  This is Man Training 101 or the Man Training Fast Track!

Forget “Goals”, I’m sick of hearing about making goals setting goals, writing down goals to make goals “my goal is to make a new goal, and write it down”.  How many of us have actually written down a goal and achieved it?  Most people might have written down a bunch of goals, but that is as far as they got.  GOALS WITHOUT ACTION ARE MEANINGLESS!  We are going to skip the goals, and pick just 3 things (Learn to Fight, Eat Meat and Lift Heavy $h!t) and take action.  That’s it.  End of lesson…

I have just written your goals for you.  Learn to Fight, Eat Meat and Lift Heavy $h!t!  That’s it.  If you want to build self confidence, empower yourself and re-claim your manhood, then do those three things:

Learn to Fight:  When you know how to “Kick Ass” and can defend yourself, your friends and your family, you will have built confidence and started down the road to de-wussification.  I’m not talking how to shoot a gun better, but actually learning how to fight with your brains and hands.  Obviously avoiding a fight would be best, but you need to know what to do when the SHTF and you have no other choice than to take action.  I cannot think of anything else in life that has given me more confidence than learning how to fight and to defend myself and others.  This is the #1 lesson of the Man Training Fast Track.  How to do this?  Find a local Krav Maga, Combatives, MMA, BJJ or Self Defense Class (not typical martial arts) in your area or book me to come and give you a private lesson or seminar.  Learn more at StreetFightBootcamp.com, 1LessonSelfDefense.com, FreeMMASchool.com or RapeProof.com.

Eat Meat:  In order to build muscle and lose weight, you need to eat a lot of red meat and saturated fat.  Forget about all the lies being told about read meat and cancer or high cholesterol.  We would not have been able to evolve for hundreds of thousands of years if it weren’t for eating red meat.  So cut nearly all the sissy garbage food such as whole grains, pasta, sugar, sugary drinks, soda’s, cakes & cookies and eat Meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds & a little fruit just like our ancestors before us.  If they could survive and eventually thrive on this diet, so can we.  Do not De-volve!  Learn more at DavidsDiet.com

Lift Heavy $h!t:  In order to lean out and build slabs of functional muscle, you need to “Lift Heavy $h!t”!  And I’m not talking about bicep curls, tricep kickbacks or joint destroying machines.  The best way to build strong, functional muscle is in the lifts that men (and women) have used for centuries to get stronger.  What I’m talking about is the big three lifts; Squats, Deadlifts and Presses (all with a barbell, not a machine or dumbbells).  Start light and increase the weight every session for three days a week.  Read this to learn more:  https://1lessonselfdefense.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/starting-over-strength-program-for-clients.pdf

That is it!  These are the three ways to Fast Track your Man Training.  Commit to this new goal for 90 days and do not let anything get in your way.  I challenge you to stick to it for 90 days!

“Make a clear and unequivocal promise to yourself that you are absolutely committed to your new goal, and that you will do all in your power to achieve it.”

“Some people believe that self-confidence can be built with affirmations and positive thinking.  I say that you have to DO SOMETHING, to achieve confidence!”

Feel free to distribute however you want.

Coach David Alexander

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Wild Edible Plants Can Save Your Life

Wild Edible Plants Can Save Your Life

by SURVIVAL DIVA on JULY 26, 2012

As a kid I remember my grandmother telling me about the Great Depression and how she picked potatoes in the fields with her family for ten cents a day, and when food was scarce, they would pick dandelions and fry them in a pan. When I scrunched my face over the thought of eating dandelions, she shot me a serious look. “No, you don’t understand. They were good. People have to eat. Eating dandelions was filling, and just because they’re called weeds doesn’t mean they weren’t tasty.”

Many years later this came back to me when I went in search of a book on edible and medicinal wild plants. Because an edible plant book could save your life it’s worth considering including on in your 72 hour survival kit, car survival kit, bug out bag, GOOD bag, or INCH bag. For a detailed explanation of the difference between these emergency kits, read David’s articlehttp://www.secretsofurbansurvival.com/438/disaster-kits/.

I found two books; one on North American edible wild plants and the other more specific to my region. Both have taught me a lot over the years and have given me peace of mind. You might be surprised how many wild foods are available to you when you most need it. But, before we get started, if you plan to forage for food; a book on edible wild plants that will cost only a few dollars is a MUST. It will tell you what not to eat. Make sure you get a reference book that shows detailed, color photographs, because look-alike plants have the potential to offer life-sustaining nutrition, or they can make you deathly ill.

As a rule of thumb, in humid climates most edible plants will be found growing in the sun. In drier regions, you’ll find a higher concentration of wild foods growing near water. In northern regions, foraging for food becomes more difficult in winter.

It’ll be interesting to check out what grows in your area that may be looked upon as an annoying weed today that could become diner tomorrow. I’ll list a few here, but each region varies with regard to plant life. If possible, get a book on edible wild plants specific to your region. The list below is just food for thought–there are hundreds of wild, edible plants that grow in every climate zone. Always make sure you avoid wild plants that have been treated with pesticides! If you are taking prescription meds, research what natural foods, eaten in quantity, might negatively react with your medication.

Plants Have Many Uses

Wild plants have many uses besides life-sustaining nutrition and natural medicinal purposes. For instance, not only is the “fluff” of cattails nutritious, it can be used for tinder to start fires and can also be used as insulation. Milkweed down can also be used for insulation. Hardened sap from resinous trees can also be used to start a fire. Sassafras leaves make excellent insect repellant, as does burning cattail seed and its hair fibers. Camouflage dyes can be made by boiling onions for yellow dye, walnut hulls for brown dye, and pokeberries for purple dye. Stems from the nettle and milkweed, yucca plants, and the inner bark of the Linden Tree can be used to make cordage.

Medicinally, plants can be lifesavers

Treatment of Diarrhea can be made from the roots of Blackberries into a strong tea.

Fungal Treatment can be made from Acorns, Oak Bark, or Walnut leaves to treat ringworm and athlete’s foot.

To Control Blood Loss Use the leaves of Plantain, Yarrow, or Woundwort. Prickly Pear or Witch Hazel helps to shrink blood vessels.

Antiseptics can be made from the juice of a Wild Onion, or Garlic, or from the juice of Dock or Chickweed.

Fever-Reducers; Tea made from Willow Bark or Yarrow helps to reduce fevers. Willow Bark contains the raw component of aspirin.

Colds & Sore Throats can be improved with Plantain Leaves or Willow Bark. You can also make tea with Burdock Root, Mallow, or Mullein (both the flower & the root).

Inflammation can be remedied by making a poultice from Dock, Plantain, Chickweed, Willow Bark, Garlic or Sorrell.

Antihistamines are found in Jewelweed or Witch Hazel and will relieve insect bites, sunburn, and skin rashes from plants such as poison Ivy.

Sedatives can be made into a tea by using mint leaves or Passionflower Leaves.

Natures Pantry—Edible Wild Plants

Barrel Cactus: The pulp of a Barrel Cactus can be eaten raw or boiled.

Cattail: Grow in stagnant water and beside streams, lakes and bays. Every part of a cattail is edible. The shoots can be eaten raw. its pollen, the “Fluff” that looks like thick fingered spikes has a flavor similar to corn that is extremely nutritious. It can be mixed with water and baked or fried into patties, or it can be ground and used in place of flour.

Chickweed: Has a sweet, grassy taste. The entire plant can be eaten raw.

Clover that most of us battle with in our lawns is abundant with edible leaves that can be used in salads and is high in protein. Some may have trouble digesting them and will want to juice them instead. The heads of clover and the seed can be dried and used as a replacement for flour.

Conifer Trees: The young shoots at the tips of branches of Conifer Trees can be eaten raw.

Cress: Often found in cities growing between cracks in cement or in yards and landscapes is a member of the mustard family and can be eaten raw or steamed.
Dandelion: Can be eaten raw or cooked by steaming or frying. Eaten raw, many prefer eating the flower which does not have a bitter flavor.
Dead-Nettle: Don’t let the name put you off. This plant is edible and has a slight mint flavor. It is often used for groundcover.
Deciduous Leaves: Leaves from the trees of Box Elder, Linden, Sassafras and Sourwood are excellent raw foods, and can be used for salads when the leaves are young.
Fireweed stems taste a lot like asparagus and can be pealed and eaten raw or boiled.
Flowers: Many flowers are edible and are flavorful when you eat the petals and not the bitter center. Look for Azalea, Daises, Daylilies, Honeysuckle and Violets.
Fruit & Berries: In cities and in the country, wild fruits such Apple, blueberry, Chokecherry (NEVER eat the pits—they contain cyanide which can be fatal), Elderberry (range in color from blue to black—NEVER eat red Elderberries, as they are poisonous), Gooseberry, Pear, Blackberry, grapes, Cranberry, Raspberry, Strawberry are just some of the fruits that grow wild and can be foraged for and eaten raw.
Grass: Shorter grass can be chewed and swallowed (depending upon your digestion—but beware of pesticide use), longer grass can be chewed and the pulp should be spit out. Our bodies can handle only so much roughage!
Grass Seed can be collected by shaking the tops over a piece of fabric, or a tarp, or clothing to be collected and eaten raw or ground into a flour consistency.
Henbit: Is a mild mint and can be eaten raw by plucking off the tops of the stems.
Juniper Trees grow either white or gray berries, depending upon the species, which are edible—but have a bitter taste. They can be eaten raw or sun dried to improve the flavor.
Lambs quarters is a weed that can be eaten raw, both the leaves and the seed. Its seed is high in protein
Laurel Cherry: Produce edible cherries once they have matured and softened and has begun to shrivel.
Lichens (AKA Moss) are edible once they are soaked in water to rid them of the natural, but strong, laxative they contain (or not if that’s what the doctor ordered—consult a natural herb site before hand). It can be eaten raw or dried and boiled.
Milkweed is valuable for its tasty seed pods, which can be picked mid-summer and boiled. The young leaves and stalks can be eaten raw, but have a bitter taste. You can boil them to improve their flavor.
Mushrooms are popular with just about everyone and grow wild and sprout, seemingly overnight in our yards and wooded lots. But some varieties are deadly! Take a book to identify which are edible and which aren’t and when in doubt…pass. The most popular edible varieties are: Morel, Puffballs, Shaggy Mane, Coral Fungi, Bearded Tooth, Oyster, Chanterelles, Boletes, Sulfur Shelf, and Hen-Of-The-Woods. Warning: Whatever you do, watch out for Amanitas that will kill you dead and it only takes one because they contain one of the deadliest poisons found in nature! If in doubt, don’t touch mushrooms that you can’t identify 100%. As an example, a Korean family in Washington mis-identified a mushroom that they thought they knew from home, had liver failure, and 4 out of the 5 had to undergo emergency transplants. Mushrooms are VERY powerful, as food, as herbal treatments, and as poisons.
Nettles: Yep, you heard right! Nettles are almost indestructible; therefore will be plentiful in a Schuster-hits-the-fan scenario. Pick while wearing gloves and juice them (the juice is safe) or dry them for use in tea. Some swear young leaves do not contain the sting of more mature nettles and are safe for salads, but I haven’t tested this theory and probably never will.
Pine Cones: The nuts found in pine cones are edible in the late summer and fall. Roast the cones in a fire, and break open to get to the nut.
Plantain: Best eaten by plucking the young leaves found in the center of the plant and can be eaten raw. Older leaves can be boiled to tenderize them.  You can also harvest string from the leaves and use individually or braid them into a cord.
Prickly Pear Cactus is not only a good food source, but they also contain water. The fruit of this cactus can be eaten raw.
Purslane is a weed with plump leaves that grows abundantly. It is nutritious and can be eaten raw.
Rhubarb is popular for just about everything, especially when combined with sweetener like sugar or honey, just make sure to discard the leaves because they contain toxins.
Silverberry: Are used as an ornamental plant for bushes and hedges. When fully ripe, the berries are edible. As with any berry, always consult an edible wild foods reference book. Some berries are poisonous!.
Sow Thistle: Are those prickly weeds found just about everywhere. Their roots can be eaten raw, boiled, or roasted. Their yellow flowers can be plucked and eaten raw, avoiding Sow Thistle’s bitter sap. 
Water Lilly is edible. The roots and tubers can be eaten raw or can be boiled to remove their bitter taste.
Wheatgrass contains most vitamins and minerals necessary for human health and is considered a “whole” meal with complete protein. It contains Chlorophyll which builds the blood AND has calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
Wild Onion sometimes found sprouting in lawns can be eaten raw and has the flavor of mild onion. It can be used in cooking in place of scallions.
Wild Rose; The flower can be eaten as well as the fruit (rose hips) which can be eaten raw and contains high concentrations of vitamin C.
Wood Sorrel: can be found in lawns and gardens , but grows wild as well. This plant can be eaten raw or boiled and has a tangy, refreshing flavor similar to Swiss Chard or cooked Spinach.
Yucca Plant: All species of the Yucca can be eaten raw or cooked along with the flower buds and stock.

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Warning Watch out for the following red flags if you are unable to identify or are unsure of any wild plant: A milky or discolored sap; Any wild bean, bulb, or the seed found inside pods; A bitter or soapy taste; Plants with spines, fine hairs, or thorns; Foliage that mimics dill, carrot, parsnip, or parsley; Almond scent in woody parts or leaves: Any grain that has heads with pink, purple, or black spurs; Plants with a three leaf growth pattern.

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Why not take a walk around your neighborhood or investigate your lawn to see what grows in your location that can be consumed or used for medicinal purposes in an emergency? It’ll be interesting to exchange notes on what people discover in different climate zones. For those who have studied wild edible foods/medicinal plants, please jump in and share your knowledge by commenting! You never know when someone may find themselves on an unexpected trek and will need to put your wisdom to good use.

David’s note: This is a topic that I’m passionate about and have foraged on a regular basis all over the country. While it’s very difficult in most areas to feed yourself with only foraged food, the ability to properly identify food in your environment is incredibly empowering.

Three things that you may want to consider doing, if it’s possible in your area, is to transplant and cultivate edible wild plants in your area to your yard or to a pot. It’s MUCH easier to grow plants that are able to grow wildly in your area than fight with plants that don’t like your climate or soil.

The second thing to consider if you find patches of highly desirable edible wild plants is to leave them in place, but fertilize them and/or add worms to the soil around them so that they’ll grow better. There are obvious potential issues with doing this if the plants are in a park, private property, or public property, so check your local laws before “helping” any plants.

And finally, if you find a wild plant that you can harvest the seeds from, you may want to take several and plant them near where the original plant is growing with the hope that if the ground supported one plant, it may support several.

Please share your favorite wild foods and wild plant uses by commenting below:

Until next week, God Bless & stay safe.


Survival Diva and David Morris

How To Stop A Massacre

How to stop a  massacre:
Surveillance video reveals simple, low-cost solution that works  everywhere

(NaturalNews) In  the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooting,
a  surveillance video has surfaced that shows the simple, obvious answer to the  question
on everybody’s mind: How do we stop a massacre?

The answer  is revealed in the stunning short video shown below. This remarkable  solution:
• Requires no police.
• Costs the taxpayers no money.
•  Requires no up-front paperwork.
• Protects innocent lives.
• Is deployed  in as little as FIVE seconds.
• Works everywhere.
• Deters violent  crime.
• Makes bad guys flee immediately.
• Is easy to learn.
•  Functions at the local level.
• Does not require control or intervention by  the United Nations or any government entity.



Family Vacation?  Kids on a Senior Trip?  Do you have valuables to escort (family, jewelry, animals, etc…)?  Or do you want your next Wedding, Private Party or Event to be Safer, Unique and have an ELITE V.I.P. Look?  Then contact me as your next V.I.P. Travel Escort or Event Bouncer.

My extreme close quarters hand to hand self defense skills, criminal justice education and Doorman/Bouncer experience can come in handy if you need a V.I.P. Travel

San Francisco Yacht Club Event

Escort or you’re hosting an event and want an Elite V.I.P. Service or Look.  I can provide your event (including myself) with Professional Unarmed Escorts/Bouncers/or I.D. Checkers (the last thing you would want is to get busted because an underage person is drinking at your event or the event being ruined by uninvited party crashers, flash mobs or paparazzi).

Why unarmed?  My self defense and martial arts expertise along with my maturity level, calm demeanor and verbal de-escalation skills can “control” someone without injury and/or diffuse a situation before it gets out of control.  Use of force should rarely, if ever be used and should only be implemented for the safety of the group or individual.  Do you really need an armed escort or bouncer who could accidentally shoot innocent people and have you tied up in court defending lawsuits the rest of your life?  Also, Read more here:  https://1lessonselfdefense.wordpress.com/new-v-i-p-travel-escort-event-bouncer/