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.
Four Seasons of Wild Edibles
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
Be 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→
Whether 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.
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”
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 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.