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How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!
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How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!Last year i was super excited when my wife came inside and told me that she thought she found a patch of Morell Mushrooms in our backyard. I ran outside to look, and yes! There were lots of little mushrooms poking up through the ground. Continue reading How to start foraging … Without killing Your family!

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Foraging and Planting Wild Food!

Foraging and Planting Wild Food!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

ForagingWould you like to learn some high-calorie and high-nutrition value plants you can plant in your own yard so that they can grow in a semi-wild environment?

Join Sam Coffman and Mark Vorderbruggen (Meriwether) in tonight’s podcast as they discuss wild foods that have enough nutritional value to sustain you during times when there may not be any other source of food, or at any time that you wish to eat a more nutritionally dense diet. Continue reading Foraging and Planting Wild Food!

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Four Seasons of Wild Edibles

Four Seasons of Wild Edibles
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”

6-6 staffTim2Be sure to include a pen and pad for this episode of the I AM Liberty show. We are talking wild edibles with the man behind Earth Connection School (www.earth-connection.com) . Also a contributor in Outdoor Life and the author of Prepare for Anything Tim is going to bring us some great information to the show tonight on wild edibles in particular.

There are very few days left in spring and though you may have missed your chance to get out and forage for some of the best Spring has to offer there is plenty left to get out and see. I have been enamored with wild edibles at least for the last two years. It really has opened my eyes too how much of the world around us is edible. Continue reading Four Seasons of Wild Edibles

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Foraging Wild Food for the Prepper

Foraging Wild Food for the Prepper!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

ForagingThis Tuesday, Sam Coffman talks with Dr. Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen, the creator and host of the highly informative website: Foraging Texas – http://www.foragingtexas.com/.

Mark shares his expertise in the world of foraging wild plants for food, and the two of them discuss some of the main points to be aware of relating to eating wild foods. First, they talk about the realities of nutrition with wild foods and the amazing nutrient density that wild foods give us. They also discuss the realities of getting enough calories from wild foods from day to day. There are a lot of misunderstandings about obtaining enough calories from wild foods without being able to store from season to season, and this is highly valuable information for the prepper. Continue reading Foraging Wild Food for the Prepper

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Camouflaged food forest!

Camouflaged food forest!
Host: Tara and Common Sense Prepping

CamouflagedSecret Garden of Survival bestselling author Rick Austin will be the guest on the next episode of Common Sense Prepping. Austin will teach the audience about the value of growing a camouflaged food forest. By following Rick’s natural gardening method, an abundance of food can be grow in a relatively small area and not attract the attention of potential hungry marauding hordes.

Rick Austin was recently featured on National Geographic’ Doomsday Castle. He taught the cast how to establish a secret food forest and the important of weeds. Yes, weeds are actually good for your garden. During the Common Sense Prepping radio show, Austin will educate the audience about the vital role weeds play in the growing process. Austin is also featured in the upcoming documentary, Beyond Off Grid. Continue reading Camouflaged food forest!

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Wild edibles, the other garden!

8-6-2013JoeSarah8-6-2013ediblesWhether you forage on a leisurely weekend walk, want to know about that weed in the garden, or want to prepare for a potential survival situation. Tuesday August 6th at 8pm central time on Preparing for Life’s Storms Join BearPrepper and her guest Joe and Sarah from YouTube’s “JoeandZachSurvival” as they teach us about wild edibles their distinctive traits and uses as food. Learn more about discovering, recognizing, and preparing that which nature provides us.

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Foraging Wild Edibles!

Wild ediblesThere is food all around you and you don’t even know it. You have heard this at least 10 times on prepped forums or in articles. We’ll who has the time to learn and identify all of the edible weeds, leaves, nuts and what have you’s. I may have the answer for you.

Identifying a forest is a big job. Some things look like other things. Some tasty things look like deadly things! Again the question. Between job, kids, and other responsibilities who has the time to start studying trees?

Now let’s imagine that you guys do as I say. Let’s imagine you actually go out and forage for some delicious wild edibles. Now they are sprawled all over your kitchen table. On this episode of I Am Liberty I will put on my chef hat and tell you not only how to use them but how to turn them into somethings special.

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Edible Forest Garden

Idaho Mountain lowerImagine yourself in a forest where everything around you is either food or medicine!  you have to look carefully, but if you do, you find fruits and nuts swelling with ripeness on the branches all around you!  Because it’s so well hidden, “Zombie hoards” pass by without noticing.  Pears, apples, persimmons, plums, almonds, and peaches hang from the branches.  Shrubs fill the gaps in the forest canopy with raspberries, blueberries, currants, hazelnuts, wild edibles, herbs, and perennial vegetables thickly cover the ground. You can use all of these plants for food or medicine too. Some attract beneficial insects, birds, and butterflies. Others act as soil builders, or simply Ozark23177help keep out weeds. Here and there vines climb on trees, shrubs, or arbors with fruit hanging through the foliage—hardy kiwis, grapes, and passionflower fruits. In sunnier glades large stands of Jerusalem artichokes grow together with groundnut vines. These plants support one another as they store energy in their roots for later harvest and winter storage.  It’s a magical garden of Eden, where no one maintains it, no one digs or rototills the soil, and everything grows in abundance year after year!  Join GoatHollow, and his guest “Athatcher85″ this Wednesday for a discussion on how Preppers can start their own “Edible Forest Garden”

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Tasty dishes from foraged edibles.

Lobster MushroomHuckleberrys125This Friday evening on “Foraging For Life” we are going to go over some of the very tasty dishes you can make with your foraged edibles. I will go through what I did to process those items and then a step by step with recipes on different dishes you can make with them as well as how to turn them into seasonings. A few of the ingredients we’ll be using include venison, lobster mushrooms, huckleberries and morels. I’d love to hear from you as to what you; the listener, would like to have featured in future shows as well.  I’m hoping to put some videos together for this, so cross your fingers and wish me luck.

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Stranded with nothing to eat, what will you do?

Lady SlipperStranded with nothing to eat, what will you do? This is our topic for the upcoming episode of “Foraging For Life“. The scenarios below are just a couple of untold numbers that could actually take place and put you in a position of having to forage for food in order to survive.

You’re heading home from a family camping vacation and suddenly your vehicle breaks down beyond your ability to repair it. Still being far into the woods you have no cell phone reception, but you’ve left arterial plans of location and times with friends. You’ve already used what little provisions you started out with, so now you just need to find a day or two worth of food for you and the family until help arrives. What do you do?

Idaho Mountain lowerCabin fever got the best of you so you put your hiking boots on and headed out for a walkabout into the mountains. While taking in all the beauty, you somehow get turned around and the sun is quickly setting. Panic sets in as you’ve just gotten yourself more lost by wandering about and you feel your energy levels dropping. The two granola bars you jammed into your pocket were eaten hours ago without thought as you were only planning on a day trip. What do you do?

Safe emergency wild edibles are always a good thing to be able to identify no matter what the undesired circumstances may be at the time. This knowledge can be lifesaving! From the mountains to the deserts, we’ll explore the wild food sources available to get you through the situation at hand. Maybe you just want to diversify your creative culinary experiences in the comfort of your own home. No matter the scenario, join us this Friday at 8:00pm/Ct. and check out what these wild edibles are on Foraging for Life.

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We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!

Teresa75x75I was asked if I would write an article on “Prepping and Self-Reliance in Northern Idaho”. I laughed and replied, “But I can’t write!” However, truth be told, writing is one of my many passions. Mushroom hunting is another. I love being out in the great outdoors…exploring, treasure hunting, taking in the fresh air and all the beauty that abounds here in the mountainous regions of North Idaho.

House outside 2 100x100 1219121431aThis year marks the 18th winter at my current location, roughly 2400 ft. elevation, a driveway that is 8/10ths of a mile long and 13% grade in spots. Getting down the hill? No problem, getting back up the hill…this time of year there’s always a silent prayer at the base of the mountain. In the winter of 96-97 the driveway resembled the Olympic Luge Run, seriously, eight foot walls of compact snow and absolutely NO room for error. Here, being prepared is Continue reading We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!

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Wild edibles, uses for herbs and what time of year to begin looking!

1002121709b1002121936aThis upcoming “Foraging For Life” show is going to cover some more selected wild edibles and uses for herbs. We’ll be going into detail about what time of year to begin looking for them, their varied uses, as well as preserving them.We will also discuss ways you can move nature into your yard to create a handy, no hiking boots, or bug repellent foraging trip. Information will be bountiful and filling. Join us in the interactive chat room while listening to this program and visit with others on these topics.

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How much to store, gather, and purify, and a five dollar prep tip!

This week on The Prepared Canadian we will be talking about water.  How much to store, how to gather, and how to purify.  Also, we will have the five dollar prep tip, prepper website of the week, and answer a listener question regarding strategic relocation and the golden hoard theory, and more.  Also, as usual, we’ll wrap it all up with my weekly editorial. The Prepared Canadian is brought to us every week by Denob, our Prepper friend to the north!

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