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Wild Foraging Series Wood Sorrel In Your Back Yard

Article from: August 14th, 2012   Wood Sorrel is a common weed that many of us around the US often mow down, pull out, poison, walk on and generally try to get rid of. It grows easily in your yard and garden. It is also just as happy growing in

Wild Foraging Series Wild Peppermint Family

Article from: August 16th, 2012   Peppermint is one of the most widely used herbs in existence today. You can find it in food, chewing gum, drinks, toothpaste, tea and many other food products. But did you know that peppermint can also be found

Wild Foraging Series – Wild Garlic (also called chives or onion)

Article from: November 18th, 2012    The wild garlic is a common herb found all over the US. It can be found in forests, fields and people’s yards. The wild garlic plant very much resembles the common form of onion in that it has

Wild Foraging Series The Wild Blueberry

Article from: September 9th, 2012   Blueberries can be found in abundance across North America. They are often found covering the ground thickly along mountain slopes, along swampy lowland and forest bogs. There are many varieties of wild blueb

Wild Foraging Series The Partridgeberry or Squaw Vine

Article from: September 10th, 2012   The Partridgeberry somewhat resembles wintergreen when browsing along the forest floor. One of the big differences though is the size of the plant. The partridgeberry is a very short ground hugging vine-like

Wild Foraging Series - The Acorn

Article from: November 11th, 2012   The acorn is one of the most important of all survival foods. The American Indians used the acorn heavily as a food source. The acorn is also one of the most abundant and most overlooked of all survival foods

Wild Foraging Series Staghorn Sumac

Article from: September 26th, 2012   Another wild edible plant of North America is the Staghorn Sumac, also known as Rhus Typhina, which belongs to the cashew family. This plant ranges from a shrub to smallish tree, up to about 15 feet high.

Wild Foraging Series Sheep Sorrel

Article from: October 25th, 2012   Sheep sorrel can be found all over North America in fields, forest meadows and lawns. The Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) can be easily recognized by its distinct arrow shaped leaves. The leaves are pointed at

Wild Foraging Series Finding Food In The Snow

Article from: January 5th, 2013   In winter the ground is covered with snow. Everything is brown. The plants are all dead for the season. The leaves have fallen. It looks bleak. It seems that there is nothing to eat. Or is there?.. &nbs

Wild Foraging Series Common Wild Plantain

Article from: August 21st, 2012   The common plantain family of plants are often found in waste areas and in mowed lawns. They grow very well in many conditions and are pretty tough plants. Although we often mow them down, poison them and try t

Beautiful New Addition To The Off Grid Homestead

Article from: February 25th, 2015   The day after the latest batch of snow, the chickens needed to be dug out once again, and the solar panels required cleaning. Thankfully, the sun decided to put in a nice, long appearance, bringing the tempe

Making A Passive Food Dehydrator On My Radial Arm Saw

I made a passive food dehydrator using my radial arm saw. This will be used over the wood stove or in the sun to passively dehydrate food for long term preservation.   I got a radial arm saw recently and immediately got the idea to make this project. We are processing a lot o

Making All Natural Carrot Chips For A Healthy Snack

I made all natural dehydrated carrot chips for a healthy alternative to potato chips for our family. We like to snack in the evenings but most commercially available snacks are either very unhealthy or too expensive for us to buy.   When we got a bunch of fresh carrots from a

Awesome High Power Affordable ThruNite Catapult V6 LED Flashlight

ThruNite sent me their Catapult V6 LED flashlight to review with 750M range and 1,700 Lumens. This light is powerful and affordable.   The ThruNite Catapult V6 LED flashlight uses a CREE XHP35 HI LED for long life and super high intensity. And with the larger 26650

Top 10 Benefits Clean Gutters Bring

There they sit on the edge of your roof day after day, providing an efficient, direct passage for rainwater to flow away from your home. Gutters are the single most important accessory your roof can have to help it stay healthy.   Here are all the benefits you can expect to e
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