Wilderness First Aid Plants Part 1 of 2

Lonnie takes you to the woods and shows some of his favorite first aid plants that are good to use for open wounds, Infected wounds, fungal infections such as Athletes Foot as well as mosquito bites, bee stings and other medicinal uses. He shows how to prepare and use these plants for first aid as well. He also relates several first hand experiences on how his knowledge of plants has come in useful for him and others. He also tells stories that others have told him of how different plants have been used with dramatic results. Some of the Plants mentioned in this 2 part series are Devils club (Echinopanax horridum), Wintergreen (Pyrola spp), Willow (Salix spp), Spruce (Picea spp), Usnea Lichen (Usnea), Sphagnum moss (Sphagnum spp), Yarrow (Achillea spp), Plantain (Plantago spp), and Fireweed (Epilobium Angustifolium).

50 Comments

  1. CplSki USMC on December 6, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    This is excellent! You have a fair knowledge of plants and their uses whereas, even though I’ve been an outdoorsman most of my life, my knowledge of plants and their uses is quite lacking. This is a shortcoming that I’m trying to eliminate and your videos are most helpful. Thanks and keep them coming.

  2. Paul Orta on December 6, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new hat!!

  3. Acirema Reidlos on December 6, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I cant wait for part two!

  4. Survival Russia on December 6, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Very nice video 🙂 Good info as well. We have these plants here in Russia too. Now where is part 2?

    Regards, from Russia

  5. Sandra Oss on December 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    You know Loni that is funny what the nurse said. Because all the medicines we have were made from plants shown to us by the American native Indians pretty much I think. I wonder if we have that old man’s beard stuff on trees in Illinois

  6. tib mol on December 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Lonnie, igot 20 some years of experience in bushcraft and survival, and i read a lotta books about this, but i’ve learned a lot from ya!Thanx 4 all!

  7. bushcraftbartons on December 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Brother that was excellent. Did not know about that string in the liken…Awesome..

  8. 44Thump on December 6, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    LONNIE , YOUR VIDS ARE GREAT AND INFORMATIVE
    JUST A SUGGESTION, COUNT HOW MANY TIMES YOU SAY UH , AND UH UH
    I DON’T THINK YOU ARE AWARE OF IT BUT YOUR VIDS WOULD BE A LOT BETTER
    WITHOUT THEM STILL A DEVOTED SUB THANKS, AND UH AND UH AND UH

  9. Jack4x4 on December 6, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    what camera do you have

  10. Paul Orta on December 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Thank u n I sure will tonight

  11. Survival Russia on December 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    No problem 🙂

  12. USMC65UH34D on December 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks Lonnie. Jim

  13. Hydjo San on December 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    wow awesome video…is great to see and hear of the medicinal plants that grow in Alaska where I live. I’ll be putting this knowledge to good use. thank you very much.

  14. steve escher on December 6, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    i found it funny that ur story involved a fishing hook, because that was the first thing that came to my mind when mentioned an antiseptic, a lot of people who remove fish hooks themselves end up with an infection, especially out camping and no one brought a first aid kit

  15. EdjeBos on December 6, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    That is a lot of work. If you only post the names, people can look it up themselves. Let those interested do the work. 🙂 Names will help a great bunch! Thanx!

  16. AK Washkeeton on December 6, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Wonderful video… just as an FYI I have used devils club root bark as a pain killer. I have thyroid problems and when I applied a very very small amount to see what it would do, it did a great job killing the pain for 24 hours but it crashed my thyroid. Devils club is one of those that you have to be very careful with. When you research devils club there is information about the effects on the thyroid. Washkeeton

  17. Grimm Liberty on December 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Ok, I am a fan of your storytelling method. Engaging. I am just getting started on your videos, started at the oldest and working my way through. You certainly would be fine company around a fire.

  18. Sebastien Boucher on December 6, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Found your channel a week ago because i wanted to know more about the ”chaga tea”!I found some very good and usefull stuff in your channel.This video is awesome and so helpfull. We know nothing or maybe a fraction of what nature can do for us. Keep up the work 😉

  19. steve escher on December 6, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    i love seeing knowledge like this kept alive, big pharma wants us to forget that nature already provided us with what we need, and what a lot of them r actually using

  20. EconoChallenge on December 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    A few refreshers and a whole lot of new information in this video. Great! Thank you.

  21. Odderek on December 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Apparently Yarrow can cause dermatitis through skin contact on people with sensitive skin. So people with sensitive skin, you might wanna avoid skin contact with this one haha! Again, awesome vid.

  22. aholesmith on December 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Don’t change a thing, I look forward to every new video you post.
    Thank you again.

  23. TheMountainRN on December 6, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Cool vid. I am taking a herbology course right now. Nice to see how similar our flora is

  24. Barbarossa4U on December 6, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Great vid again with awesome info, can’t wait to watch part 2.

  25. K Johnston on December 6, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    At 10:48 in the video was that a tick that ran across your hand? great videos sir! Having a Far North Bushcraft and survival marathon right now cheers from Ontario Canada

  26. TomsBackwoods on December 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Great Info Lonnie Thanks!

  27. TheSoftgoat on December 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    great info , thanks for putting me onto Yarrow I got tons of the stuff on my property.

  28. Mercedes Adames on December 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    thank you for such a really good video. Your knowledge is very much appreciated. Mercedes in Las Vegas God Bless

  29. Devan Brazier on December 6, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    yes I also agree that I look forward to every new video of yours always great info and and a nice soft easy to listen to voice ! The added stories were also a nice bit of personal touch ! Cheers !

  30. JBintheWoods on December 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I got a dog bite to the hand a couple months ago. Used plantain & yarrow to treat. No man- made anti-bio meds like Bacitracin Neosporin, etc…. Just natural stuff. Same as the ones you mentioned at first in this video. No infection, & the wounds healed fast & little scarring. Lonnie, you are showing some good info for folks to know. Hope they learn from it. Thumbs up from me!

  31. Paul Orta on December 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I know I asked in your last video, but what style is your hat???? Oh does the lichen here in south Texas have the same properties? I ask because I’m going to the woods here in TX from November till March. Awesome video good sir!!

  32. JR Lopez on December 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    I love these videos!!! You are awesome! Be blessed

  33. tahummel460 on December 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Lonnie wel done video and I always enjoy a good story with a happy ending. I coudn’thelp noticing your walking stick, is that a traiker ball hitch on the top? I’ve made myself one very similar with a 4" spike on the bottom. Keep up the great videos, your friend from Ontario.

  34. Kendall Davis on December 6, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    That so cool

  35. Paul Orta on December 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I hope that its in every way rewarding just hope I don’t go hungry! N I’m sure the hat will be great

  36. B Charron on December 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks for another informative video Lonnie. Say, if you ever come across honey in the wild wouldn’t it also make a good dressing for an open wound? I read that it works very well. Ofcourse you have to get through the bees to get to it unfortunately. LOL! Thanks again man! Love it!

  37. krambraithw8 on December 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    This summer on a hot day, 30 plus degrees celsius, i was inspecting one of these spruce blisters. Gently and I do mean gently rubbed one of my fingers on a large blister…. Let’s just say I was lucky I didn’t get it in my eyes. Wasn’t expecting that. Very running in that kind of temp. It was a learning lesson…..smelt spruce fresh for the rest of the day though

  38. Todd Gorla on December 6, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    great information thank you.

  39. Sasquatchlife Notrace on December 6, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Excellent information. Does the time of year, or the state of the tree, effect the quality of the Oldmansbeard?

  40. EdjeBos on December 6, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    It will. Thanx you. And please continue making vids for a long time. I really enjoy your talking voice. I noticed someone complain about you saying ‘uh’ too much for his liking, but I like your ‘slow’ approach more then someone rambling on, trying to squeeze half an hour in 15 minutes. Ánd I love the area you live in. Alaska really is beautiful. So please continue. I’m sure I’m not the only one really enjoying your vids. God bless.

  41. Paul Orta on December 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Well thank you again. You are a great soft spoken good man. I enjoy my afternoon watching your videos

  42. Stinky Piece of Cheese on December 6, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    The lichen info is especially interesting. Thank you✌

  43. Erick on December 6, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Very informative, thanks for sharing!

  44. Wintertrekker on December 6, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks Lonnie. The Usnea properties were new to me. We have it essentially everywhere here, and very abundant on all the conifers, so I will have to study up on it more. Looking forward to part 2.

  45. Chris Haines on December 6, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    I did not know if i could spit poultice from plantain Lonnie lol that is great salad filling sooo good for you. Often frustrates me we live in a world where the plants on peoples lawns they call weeds tend to be all the nutritious edibles not conspiratorial just odd we then go to the store to order so called fresh greens from other countries or days away

  46. MiWilderness on December 6, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing Lonnie. I’ve had good luck myself with Plantain and Barberry against infection. Looking forward to part two.

  47. J Biafra on December 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Dont you rubb up the leaves inbetween your hands to make em leak some of their juices ? No pun intended…

  48. Lurch Fowler on December 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Good stuff and I like stories

  49. Virginia Bradley on December 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Both my son and I enjoyed this video…
    Thanks,
    Clark

  50. Paul Orta on December 6, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    I’m watching the video!!! Nice hat, I’m ordering the felt hat next month for my stay in the woods come November

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