Drugs are your friend. They help you get through times of stress. Even—and maybe especially—the "just say no to drugs" people are getting through the day thanks to drugs. Think caffeine, nicotine, ethanol and sucrose. Not to mention all those little pills doctors prescribe to keep up the spirits, calm the nerves, sharpen the mind, help relate with others, avoid aches and pains, lower the cholesterol, sleep better, wake up better, deal with allergies, and...well...the list does go on, doesn't it?
Some are legal, some aren't. We caution you not to do anything illegal because...well...it's illegal. We have no control over the content of the sites we link to, and of course this is all provided only for educational purposes anyhow.
We offer this information because the ability to make your own entertainment substances and mood uplifters during hard times is very useful. And you'll certainly find everyday beverages such as beer and wine to be very useful barter items—or gifts of friendship.
Entheogenic database & community. Extremely comprehensive.
Humanity's oldest and favorite drug. Delightful in so many different ways. Every culture has its own favorites.
Building a World Class Home Distillation Apparatus
As the website's host, Gert Strand AB of Sweden, says:
A step-by-step guide to building a relatively sophisticated home distillation apparatus that produces a highly refined distillate. The still is made from commonly available materials, with simple hand tools, and can be built for under $100.USD
The site contains two separate design plans for the stills. And while both can be used for a number of distillation tasks, it should be recognized that their designs have been optimized for the task of separating ethyl alcohol from a water based mixture.
Having said that, remember that the real purpose of this site is to educate and inform those of you who are interested in this subject.
It is not to be construed in any fashion as an encouragement to break the law.
If you believe that laws against home distillation of alcohol are incorrect, please take the time to contact your representatives in government, cast your vote at the polls, write newsletters to the media, and in general, try to make the changes in a legal and democratic manner.
A tabletop distillation unit
Liquor and liqueur essences, candy shots, turbo yeasts and supplies for distilleries, home distillers and home brewers.
Gert Strand Still Shop
Equipment, supplies, parts, and information
Home Distillation of Alcohol
Everything you'd want, or need, to know about home distillation. Lots of recipes. Highly recommended.
Home Distillation Handbook
Purchase downloadable book
Nothing quite quenches the thirst like a cold brew. When you make it at home, you can have real beer, as opposed to that mass-produced stuff.
Brew Your Own
The how-to homebrew beer magazine
Total homebrewing information
North American importer for Gert Strand home distillation products from Sweden, including Strand's essences and Turbo Yeast.
Equipment, supplies and extensive information on home brewing and home winemaking
Home Brew Talk
Homebrewing for Dummies
Clear, concise, how-to guide for the do-it-yourself home brewer [book]
How to Brew
Free online book
Complete instructions for making beer along with extensive step-by-step photographs
Ready-to-go brew kits
New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, The
Considered by many to be the bible of home brewing [book]
Fluffy needs a little stress relief and entertainment, too. You can grow all she needs.
Grow Your Own Catnip
Simple instructions for growing, harvesting, drying and playing.
There is nothing—absolutely nothing—like chocolate.
Unfortunately we haven't found a good substitute. Know one? Let us know too.
Some people find carob a satisfactory substitute for chocolate. Forget about growing your own. It takes 15 years before the tree begins to produce fruit.
Coffea arabica is easy to grow indoors, makes a very attractive houseplant and if it likes you well enough it will even reward you with flowers and berries. A six-foot plant can produce two to four pounds of coffee a year. Grow in medium light, or filtered or indirect sunlight. Use a rich, acid soil kept moderately moist. Peat moss in the potting mix will help provide acid conditions. Ideal temperatures are between 60 and 85 degrees. Give the roots room to grow. Hardy to 28F. - Whatcom Seed Company
Coffee seeds from Whatcom Seed Company
Coffee Growing at Home
Step-by-step instructions from the Coffee Research Institute
From Civil War days
Growing Coffee Arabica at Home from Seed
Good instructions and photographs, but the author isn't very optimistic about success.
Grow Your Own Herbal Tea
Information on growing common herbs for tea
Man does not live by beer and wine alone. There are also liqueurs, originally crafted centuries ago by monks as healing elixirs. At least that's what they claimed.
You can make your own liqueurs that are both delicious and healthy, using the fruits, herbs and flowers that you prefer.
Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible, The
How to make beer, wine, liqueurs and moonshine whiskey. [book]
Art of Making Wine and Liqueurs, The
Step-by-step guide to home wine and liqueur making—from flower, fruit, and sparkling wines to sloe gin and cherry brandy—including 100 recipes. [book]
The art of making and cooking with liqueurs [book]
Cordials From Your Kitchen
Easy, elegant liqueurs you can make and give. Recipes for fruit, nut, spice, coffee, and cream liqueurs, plus flavored brandies, rums, and vodkas. [book]
List of Liquers
Information on more than 75 commercial liquers.
Principles and techniques
Making Liqueurs and Cordials
Excellent directory of resources from Liqueurweb.com
This stuff is illegal in some places, so don't grow it where it is. Thank you.
1st Marijuana Growers' Page
Believe us. This should give you everything you need to know.
Very comprehensive site.
Cannabis Growing Guide
Excellent, detailed site
How to Grow Hydroponic Marijuana
Expect to pay $600 - $1000. Of course only if it's legal in your area.
How to Grow Marijuana
Growing marijuana indoors with soil using metal halide lighting.
How to Grow Marijuana
More instructions - from the Jolly Roger
How to Grow Marijuana
Indoor, outdoor and hydroponically. Excellent site. Lots of information and links. Highly recommended.
If you're stranded in the middle of the desert, there is something you can do to pass the time.
Growing Cacti That Contain Mescaline
Focus on Peyote and San Pedro
Ingesting San Pedro and Peyote
The search for less objectionable ways of eating the stuff
Yes, you can grow your garden variety mushroom, but there's something special about certain other types. In fact, in most places you can simply stroll into the countryside after a rain and find what you're after.
How to Grow Magic Mushrooms
Complete directions for cultivating psilocybin mushrooms in your home.
How to Grow Magic Mushrooms
Recommended for people who have never grown magic mushrooms before
Identifying and Picking Magic Mushrooms
But it's always safer to go out with an experienced mushroom person initially.
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World
An identification guide [book]
Comprehensive magic mushroom information
Opium is, of course, illegal in most places, so don't actually grow it and harvest it. But we thought you'd be interested in it for educational reasons.
How to Grow Opium
Basic instructions with links to more information
We hadn't heard of it either. Frankly, it looks a little iffy.
Introduction to Salvia
Information, links and books.
Yes, we know it's unhealthy. Or at least the mass-produced commercial products are. But what if it's organic, without pesticides and all those chemicals? And it also has medicinal value, makes an extremely valuable ornamental plant and flower garden specimen, and is used to make one of nature's finest biodegradable, all natural pesticides.
Grow and smoke your own tobacco
Growing and Processing Tobacco at Home
A guide for gardeners. Tax-free and chemical-free tobacco. And it's legal. [book]
Tobacco Plant Information
Planting and raise, curing, other non-smoking uses, and U.S. policy
Tobacco Plant Seeds
Enough seeds for 25 or more plants.
"I always cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food." - W.C. Fields
A Quick Guide to Making Wine
28-day recipe for generic wine
Home Winemaker's Companion, The
Secrets, recipes and know-how for making 115 great-tasting wines
Home Winemakers Manual, The
Free online book
Home Winemaking Step-by-Step
Grape wines for both beginner and advanced home winemaker [book]
Joy of Home Wine Making
Even spice wines, herb wines, sparkling wines, sherries, liqueurs, and soda pop. [book]
Making Wine from Rare Fruit
Such as pineapple, papaya and mango
Making Wines from Wild Plants
With lots of recipes
Old-Fashion Homemade Fruit Wine Recipe
Simple generic recipe
Roxanne's Fruit Wine Recipes
Everything from apple jack to watermelon wine
Wine Making with Fruits
Good article promoting their country-style fruit winemaking kit.
More recipes than you'll be able to make in several lifetimes.
Wine World FDW
An excellent site on making wine from a whole bunch of different things, none of them grapes. Highly recommended.
Freezer System of Increasing Alcohol
But British Customs doesn't like it.
How to make it
Home Brew Wine Making Instructions
How to make one gallon of wine, using a blend of ground dried flowers, seeds, roots and leaves
How a Still Works
Some truly exotic wines, from flowers, leaves, roots and seeds.