praxis: holly leaves as coffee/tea/chocolate substitute. different hollies (sp. Ilex) have caffeine and/or theobromine or other similar alkaloids, and a pint of stimulant tea can be made with as little as a half a leaf if appropriately mashed. after TEOTWAWKI only the rich will be able to afford these imported luxuries, so it would be wise to start experimenting now with your local holly plants. as noted a few days ago in this blog, I had good luck with I. cornuta.

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