Category Archive: Foraging

25 Remarkable Uses for Dandelions

25 Remarkable Uses for Dandelions Often the lowly dandelion is seen as a weed to be gotten rid of! Actually dandelions are one of natures most abundant gifts to us. Foods, wines, home remedies and health benefits are just a few of their uses. Even better yet you really really have to work hard to …

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Prepper Books Worth Buying

Prepper Books Worth Buying I believe strongly that knowledge is power. We have all heard the prepper’s adage that knowledge is the lightest thing you carry with you. I believe in this strongly enough that daily on our Facebook page I locate and offer you a kindle book that is at that time available for downloading …

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Identifying 5 Common Trees and Their Uses

Identifying 5 Common Trees and Their Uses We often know most of the trees that are indigenous to our region or those that are intentionally planted on our property. But we may not always know their uses in a survival or SHTF scenario. Or we may not be able to identify those trees around us …

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Finding Wild Edibles No Matter The Location

Finding Wild Edibles No Matter The Location You know it’s wise to know what wild edibles are available in your current location. But what if you don’t happen to be there when a crisis event occurs? You know the SHTF isn’t going to happen when you are good and ready. It could happen while you …

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Determining If A Plant Is Edible

Determining If A Plant Is Edible In any survival scenario it is really important that you be able to identify plants to be welcomed and those to be avoided. Some plants are so deadly that touching them can make you ill never mind eating them! (See which are most deadly linked in this post The …

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Sow Bugs… Taste Like Shrimp?

Sow Bugs… Taste Like Shrimp? All survival and prepping sites at one time or another has talked about eating insects. I know they are considered almost a delicacy in some places. But for me they are desperation only food! Cheryl over at Homestead Off Grid Prepper decided since sow bugs are edible and she had …

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FREE Download Survival and Edibles Manuals

FREE Download Survival and Edibles Manuals Today’s I came across a blog with a bunch of downloadable manuals on the subject of survival and edibles. Best of all they download for free! You can download or print out as many or a few as you want at a time. Choose your subject and click! You …

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A dozen wild foods you can use for the holidays

A dozen wild foods you can use for the holidays   During the cold months the wild edible foods choices get a whole lot slimmer. But they are out there! Wild edibles should be used more often by more of us. The cost of food is going through the roof and it doesn’t appear it will …

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Animal Track Identification

Animal Track Identification The featured article today is a helpful animal tracking guide from the Farmer’s Almanac. It, fortunately for me, it includes pictures! Even though I am not an active hunter I find the information useful in just knowing which animal is wandering about on my property. It helps me protect my garden and my pets from …

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Harvesting and Eating Prickly Pear Cactus

Harvesting and Eating Prickly Pear Cactus Usually when we talk about foraging cactus isn’t on the list of most desirable edible wild plants. Prickly pear cactus grows well in arid landscapes and is the most cold tolerant of the cactuses. You can find it in the western portions and the low lying areas of the …

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