Top 5 Plants for Urban Foraging

top 5 plants for urban foraging

Foraging is often thought of as a backwoods pursuit that requires bushwhacking and long treks into the forest. But the truth is, wild edibles are all around us, even in the most densely populated urban areas.

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How To Establish A Sustainable Food Source On Your Balcony

how to establish a sustainable food source on your balcony

When it comes to survival, everything starts from your mindset and preparedness. Your knowledge makes all the difference in what you can achieve.

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Smart Tips For Harvesting Wild Rice

smart tips for harvesting wild rice

Harvesting wild rice on the wilderness lakes of northern Minnesota nourishes my soul and spirit long before I sit down with family and friends to enjoy this tasty, nutritious native food.

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Growing Your Own Survival Garden Like In The Old Days

growing your own survival garden like in the old days

There seems to be a still commonly held belief that, in 1492, the first European explorers discovered two entire continents populated with nothing but primitive Stone Age “hunter/gatherers.” That, in turn, made it only logical that the settlers who followed would displace the Native Americans with their own version of “highest and best use” farms and towns.

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A Few Historic American Stews You Should Try

a few historic american stews you should try

Traditional meat stews have existed since before the written word. Hunter-gatherers worldwide would boil what they could find in a hollowed rock, an animal skin or, later, in clay pots. Different regions of the world developed different styles of stew using local ingredients.

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Tracking And Hunting Small Game

tracking and hunting small game

In a world overwhelmed by technology, some ancient techniques may appear time-wasting and useless to some. Tracking and hunting small game may be one such technique, but it would be foolish to ignore the benefits of mastering such a skill.

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Four Favorite Survival Foods Of Preppers You Can Make At Home

four favorite survival foods of preppers you can make at home

In North America in the 17th and 18th centuries, every day was a survival situation for most people. High-calorie foods that would keep in all weather and stay fresh for long periods of time were a hot commodity. The flavor wasn’t a high priority, but calories and durability were.

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A Few Tips And Recipes For Making Sausage At Home

A Few Tips And Recipes For Making Sausage At Home

Man has been eating sausage since before the ancient Greeks began to record history. And for a good reason, sausage, made correctly, cannot only help to preserve meat but is one of the finest meals you can put on a plate.

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Tips for Squirrel Hunting – A Practical Protein In The Wilderness

Tips For Squirrel Hunting

As deer became more abundant, we left squirrel hunting by the wayside and hunted deer almost exclusively. But as of late, American hunters are remembering how fun and practical squirrel hunting can be and are realizing how good squirrel can taste when prepared correctly.

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Top Tips You Should Know About Backcountry Nutrition

Top Tips You Should Know About Backcountry Nutrition

Backcountry travel has a way of showing us how our daily lives are killing us with too much comfort. In the great outdoors, you carry your home on your back, each day you have to dress as Mother Nature tells you to, and showers become a luxury compared to “back home.”

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The Quest For Perfect Hogs For Your Homestead

The Quest Fo Perfect Hogs For Your Homestead

From the first pigs introduced by Christopher Columbus and Hernando De Soto up until 50 years ago, hogs in America were a diverse lot. Breeds from all across Europe and the Far East were imported by various cargo ships that docked along the East Coast.

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Tips For Raising Meat Goats For Your Homestead

Tips For Raising Meat Goats For Your Homestead

Have you ever wondered what the most popular protein source worldwide is? You might be surprised to learn that it is goat meat. Nearly 70 percent of the world’s population chooses goat as its main meat supply.

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Tips For Building A Proper Smokehouse

Tips For Building A Proper Smokehouse

Once upon a time, every home had a smokehouse out back. Before refrigeration, smoke curing was the only way to safely preserve meat. Besides making the meat last longer, the time it spent inside the smokehouse gave it an extremely pleasing flavor.

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