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Delicious Squirrel & Dumplings: A Non-Contemporary Treat

December 4, 2012

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Hunting squirrel

A sharp crack rang through the woods; it was the distinctive sound of a .22 long rifle being fired. A few minutes later my oldest son walked up carrying a squirrel by the tail. That was number three for the morning, enough for a good meal. Half an hour later, we had all three dressed […]

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Eating Opossums; Thank Goodness for Barbecue Sauce!

September 4, 2012

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Don't forget the BBQ Sauce in your Prepping Supplies

What’s the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten? Ask that to most kids and they’ll say something like brussel sprouts or lima beans. Or maybe they’ll remember some pancakes that daddy made when he added baking powder instead of baking soda (true story). If you aren’t already privy to that well-kept secret, there’s a big […]

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Learning Wild Edibles

June 15, 2012

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Eating too much fast food

Why Be Normal? What I’m about to tell you of my upcoming weekend plans will qualify me as a prepper nerd; I know that. But at this point I’m well beyond what is considered “normal” in society. In fact, I really don’t want to conform to America’s current sense of normal. “Why?”, you ask. Let’s […]

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Where the Wild Things Are, part 4: Chickweed

March 29, 2012

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chickweed

It’s been a while since I’ve done an installment in this series.  I took the winter off since many plants are either dormant or not in their most familiar form.  With this spring’s early arrival, I’m almost too late to get pictures of some of my favorites before they take a hiatus. This new one […]

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Product Review: Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

December 7, 2011

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Field of wild edibles

 A few days ago, I mentioned a gift suggestion for anyone on your list who is interested in learning about edible and medicinal plants.  I want to tell you more about a good game that will help familiarize the players with many of those plants. HerbMentor.com is part of LearningHerbs.com, a great site to find […]

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Squirrel Extraordinaire : A Delicious Recipe

October 26, 2011

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As you may have guessed by now, Laura and I are proponents of trying new things, especially when it comes to potential food sources. Should things go awry and the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) happens, we’d like to know what plants and animals may become a viable source of nutrition […]

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Eat The Weeds

October 17, 2011

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wild sorrel

You know how I keep mentioning that you should identify your preparedness goals, consider back-up ways to make a living, and get training now while it’s available?  Well, I took my own advice recently. I have long been a fan of Green Deane Jordan of EatTheWeeds.  He has fantastic videos on YouTube (a million views […]

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Where the Wild Things Are, part 3 (Maypops)

October 5, 2011

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Maypops as a survival food

Never heard of a maypop?  How about a passionflower? Well, in many areas of the US, there is a wild fruit in season and ready to harvest.  You may have seen it and never realized it was an edible plant. What is it like? Passiflora incarnata is a very common “weed” and a North American […]

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Where the Wild Things Are, part 2 (Persimmons)

September 26, 2011

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Persimmons as a survival fruit

A few months ago, I suggested that you begin thinking about what foods you can forage (for free!) around your own property.  I focused on an ever-present “weed”- the dandelion. Well, now that fall is coming on, I want to encourage you too look for wooded areas and see if you can find a native […]

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Eating A Snake

September 1, 2011

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snakeinthegrass

My youngest daughter reached into the nesting box to collect the day’s eggs as she had done many times before. It’s a routine that she enjoys, helping Mommy collect the eggs. Yet this time was different. She abruptly withdrew her hand with a startled shriek. “I don’t want to touch the snake!” Fortunately Laura was with […]

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