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1. Wild Foods: Cattail Roots
Wild Foods: Cattail Roots
Each and every part of the wonderful, widespread and edible cattail plant (Typha latifolia.) has its use, depending on the season, but today we will talk about the roots. I use the roots in a several ways--boiling and scraping for "mashed potatoes," soaking to dissolve the starch for use as flou...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:24:53
2. Primitive Skills and Wilderness Crafts
Primitive Skills and Wilderness Crafts
I have always enjoyed getting down to the basics and understanding how things work, and one way in which I like to do this is to get out in the woods and wilderness and learn primitive methods of making and doing some of the things we take for granted in today's consumer society. Making fire with...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:24:23
3. 10 Wilderness Survival Stories for Children and Young Adults
10 Wilderness Survival Stories for Children and Young Adults
I have over the years taught a number of survival courses for young people, and in addition to getting my students out in the field to practice their skills, I like to give them books to take home and read. Especially valuable, I have found, are well-written fictional survival accounts with scena...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:31:01
4. Klean Kanteen for Boiling Water and Melting Snow
Klean Kanteen for Boiling Water and Melting Snow
Klean Kanteen wide: great for boiling water over the fire, cooking, melting snow and use as a daily water bottle. When I choose gear to carry into the wilderness for hiking or backpacking, I like to find things with multiple uses, whenever possible. I find the Klean Kanteen stainless steel wate...
Sports & Recreation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:24:55
5. Dakota fire hole
Dakota fire hole
What can you do if you want to not only increase your fire's efficiency and cut down on firewood gathering needs, but at the same time reduce your visibility by nearly eliminating your smoke signature and concealing much of the fire's glow? One good way to achieve all these ends is by digging an...
Sports & Recreation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:24:29
6. Best Fire Starting Tools
Best Fire Starting Tools
It's good to have several ways to start a fire when you're out hiking in the wilderness, or even when traveling by vehicle, and though matches and lighters will certainly do the job, I like to carry something that is less expendable. Traditionally, people used flint and steel, which allow one to...
Sports & Recreation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:31:46
7. Medicinal plants of the Rocky Mountains
Medicinal plants of the Rocky Mountains
If we someday find ourselves in an extended wilderness situation where the only medical care/medicines available are what we can harvest and provide from the natural resources around us, it may prove critically important and even life-saving to know which plants may be used to, for instance, stop...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:26:16
8. Balm of Gilead Salve
Balm of Gilead Salve
The buds of a number of varieties of cottonwood and poplar trees (Populus nigra, Populus balsamifera, Populus augustafolia and others) contain a sticky orange resin that has been used for centuries to make a soothing, healing salve commonly known as "Balm of Gilead." This salve has anti-inflammat...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:26:15
9. Wild Edible Plants Quiz
Wild Edible Plants Quiz
These quizzes will test your knowledge of wild edible plants by allowing you to identify a photograph of each plant, as well as giving you the chance to specify which parts of each plant are edible, and which are not. Have fun, but be careful: there may be a few non-edible or even poisonous plan...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:31:03
10. 5 True Stories of Solo Survival
5 True Stories of Solo Survival
While history and literature are full of stories of survival at sea, desert survival and survival in the jungle, arctic and mountains, there is nothing like being all alone under harsh circumstances to challenge, daunt and sometimes to bring out the best in a human being, to cause him or her to r...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:31:46
11. Gluten Free Peanut Flour Cookies
Gluten Free Peanut Flour Cookies
I have several friends with celiac disease who must eat a gluten free diet, and in experimenting to make cookies they can enjoy, I came up with this modification of the standard flourless peanut butter cookie recipe which usually contains only peanut butter, sugar and egg. With the addition of p...
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:31:12
12. Tracking Animals in the Snow
Tracking Animals in the Snow
Tracks tell the story of an animal's life, its movements and habits, where and how it eats, sleeps and spends its time, and following these trails is a great way to become better acquainted with the creatures who made them. Winter is one of the best times to begin your tracking adventure, especi...
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:24:56
13. How To Collect Milkweed Down for Insulation and Tinder
How To Collect Milkweed Down for Insulation and Tinder
Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca and related species) is a very versatile and useful plant, its leaves acting as food for the caterpillar of the monarch butterfly, its spring shoots and young pods edible by humans, and its dried stalks providing excellent fibers for wilderness rope, cordage, clothing ...
Education - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:26:19
14. My Wilderness Wanderings
My Wilderness Wanderings
All my life I've enjoyed getting out and seeing the backcountry, climbing peaks, talking to pikas and marmots as I cross scree fields, lying flat at the edge of sharp, rocky outcrops and watching red-tailed hawks play on the rising air down below me and following high, windswept ridges just to se...
Sports & Recreation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:24:31
15. Primitive Cordage Made from Mountain Goat Wool
Mountain goat wool makes a unique and sturdy cordage, and is a natural material that can be found and collected in many of the areas where I hike and climb. There are so many raw materials that can be found and used to make a sturdy and useful cordage, depending on your region of the country, and...
arts-and-design - Wed, 30 May 2012 04:59:23
16. Why Store Bulk Foods?
Purchasing and storing whole foods in bulk can help provide for your family's security during tough economic times, reduce grocery bills, encourage healthier eating and give one a greater sense of self-reliance and freedom. Many people buy flood insurance, life insurance, worry about financial s...
healthy-living - Wed, 30 May 2012 02:48:33
17. Hunting the Wild Asparagus
Several decades ago, outdoorsman Euell Gibbons wrote the book Stalking the Wild Asparagusabout the bounty of edible and nutritious plants that are to be found all around us in various areas of the country. While GIbbons' book covered far more than the wild asparagus which provided its title, thi...
food-and-cooking - Mon, 28 May 2012 04:23:07
18. Edible Roots from Nature's Garden
Spring beauty and avalanche lily are two starchy-rooted plants that were collected in great quantities in the past and dried for use during the winter, and I enjoy getting out every year to harvest some of their tasty and nutritious roots. With summer quickly coming to the high country, the time...
food-and-cooking - Mon, 21 May 2012 01:00:23

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