Four Seasons of Wild Edibles with Tim MacWelch Part II
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
Would you like a copy of “Prepare For Anything” ? Here’s your chance on this edition of I Am Liberty. We only made it into two seasons on our show last week with Tim MacWelch. There was some incredible talk about processing acorns and also some very necessary warning for those who are going out into the woods to give the foraging thing a shot. I highly recommend you listen to Part I of our adventure before tuning into Part II. Not only for your health and wellness but because of the fact that we had great conversation and solid knowledge on a great topic.
The Urban Medic Part 2 – Medicinal Herbs
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
Last week, Sam Coffman talked about the “urban medic,” or ways of dealing with injury and illness in an urban environment using wilderness and herbal medicine skills. Sam discussed the details of setting up a neighborhood clinic as well as considerations of being a mobile medic in an urban area that is experiencing unrest, protests or mob violence.
This week on The Human Path Sam will discuss the specific herbs and other first aid gear that you should consider having or carrying in this kind of a situation. He will discuss several medicinal plants that grow throughout urban areas in North America, how to identify, prepare and use those plants for major and minor acute and chronic conditions (to include trauma). Sam will also discuss some of the issues to be considered in regards to the safety and effectiveness of “weedcrafting” (harvesting wild medicinal plants) in city areas. This podcast is all about the herbs, and by the time it is over you will have learned several new medicinal plants and how to use them properly. Continue reading The Urban Medic Part 2 – Medicinal Herbs→
There 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.
Imagine 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 help 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”
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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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!→
This 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.
This Friday on “Foraging For Life” we are going to discuss some of the safety issues surrounding foraging for wild edibles, and the reality concerning the risks and dangers involved that are created by not only mother nature, but yes, our own government and chem trails. I’ll be leading the first part of the show with this very important topic and then we will begin our journey into learning about some of the more plentiful and easily identifiable wild edibles that are common to most any area. I’ll be discussing the background of these items as well as some of the preservation methods that can be used with each. Have your pen and paper ready! Come join the fun and bring your sense of adventure along for the ride.
Prepping for something unexpected like being stranded in grid-lock a long ways from home requires planning. What would you want in your Grab-and-Go kit for unforeseen emergencies and how would you survive if your food supply ran out? Join Hedy Hammond, Off Grid Prepper’s new co-host, and me as we discuss Grab-and-Go Kit must- haves and tips on gathering wild edible and medicinal plants.
Due to unforseen bad weather creating problems for our host, this show is a re-broadcast of Off Grid preppers first show that I thought one of the best with guest Big John Lipscomb. To see details and listen to this show goHere!
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