This Friday evening on Foraging For Life we will be discussing the different uses for certain trees as a means to sustain ones’ self along with some tricks one can do to obtain some tasty treats from those trees. We will also look into some of the natural medicinal attributes for a few of the species and other useful things that the giants of the forest have to offer by means of simple survival tips. You don’t have to be a beaver to appreciate the sustainability that the trees have to offer as they provide much more than the common applications of building and heating our homes. Come join us for the discussion and please bring with you some questions and comments! I look forward to seeing you all there.
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This 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.
Foraging for balance in today’s world. Typically on my foraging for life shows I speak about the wild edibles and herbs. This week on Foraging For Life I will be taking a different approach to things and welcome the audience to join me in a discussion concerning balance. The world we grew up in as children has changed greatly. With all that the government is doing in attempt to control anything and everything we do, eat or possess, along with all the encroachments on our rights and privacy, I find myself foraging for the “food” that my being requires so that I may remain a calm, rational and productive individual.
I’d like to hear from you, the listeners, as to what you do to keep the fearfulness at bay in these times, where do you find whatever it is that helps you maintain your balance so as not to be frozen in stagnation? Do you attend church, or maybe gatherings with like minded people? Do you just shut everything down for a time so as to allow your mind to process its overloaded stockpile of information before acquiring more? Do you have the ability to just block out a lot of what is taking place within the Nation? I invite you all to join me and share what “food” you forage to keep your sense of balance in today’s world.
Stranded 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?
Cabin 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.
This episode of “Foraging For Life” we will look a few more resources nature has to offer in the way of medicinal plants and herbs. There are several plants and herbs that are in natures medicine cabinet that can help us when no other resources are available. We will talk about a few of these and the necessary procedures required to put them to use. Some of these plant require little or no preparation at all and can be as good or better for you than what comes off the shelf at your local pharmacy. For those that are hungry I’m sure we will have a few nutritious and filling ideas that may just wet your appetite.
I 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.
This 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!→