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OK, admit it, you are here because you want to make dandelion root coffee. I have made some and to be honest, it’s not bad and it’s a great way to get some extra nutrients and vitamins if SHTF too.
Did you know that you can prepare wild dandelion root for making a healthy coffee substitute and even tea? They are both tasty and extremely healthy for you; it is a liver tonic, stimulates the appetite, is a digestive aid, and regulates blood sugar levels. Dandelion root provides vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin B complex, as well as zinc, iron and potassium.
It grows in abundance all over the United States, but be careful to only harvest the root in unpolluted areas, dandelions like to come up just about anywhere and can tolerate polluted soils.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.