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What is a poultice?

A poultice is a material that is soft and moist. It is similar to a warm compress in that it is heated and applied to areas of soreness. Some survivalists will uses poultice to treat boils and bug bites. You can make a poultice out of bread, condiments, herbs and leaves.

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