Tom Brown Jr.
Many times in a winter survival situation,
especially when you have to travel long distances, tea is the easiest to
prepare. Just because the tea is not a solid does not mean that it does not
contain any nutritional value. Pine, sassafrass, birch, alder, sweetfern,
sweetgale, rosehip, and any dried plant vegetation that could be used as a tea
should be used. Remember, however, that dried plant leaves do not contain the
nutrients and vitamins they once did, but many still make a good, warming drink
and should not be overlooked.