Wild Food

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Finding fungus in the forest Mushroom Hunting for Food and Fun

Amateur Mushroom Hunting Mushroom hunting is a time honored tradition that goes back hundreds of years or more in many cultures around the world.  Wild mushrooms are a source of nutrition, medicine, and fun for many people… but they have a certain stigma because some wild mushrooms are poisonous. Identifying wild mushrooms can be a […]

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Edible Weeds Growing In Your Area

A prepper knows that extreme changes can happen when you least expect them. Conditions might be the stark opposite of what you’ve been preparing for, and they may leave you with almost nothing. Yes, there can be circumstances when your years of preparation may seem insufficient. There can be incidents when people (yes, even preppers) […]

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Wild Edibles from the Utah Desert

I’ve been studying and eating wild edible plants for several years now. I started this research in my local area of Utah, primarily the desert, by accident almost. I was asked to assist in a youth activity for my church to teach what foods might have been readily available to pioneers coming into the area […]

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Vegetable Gardening in Drought Conditions – Part 2

Drought. A chilling term for a period of less than average rainfall, usually accompanied by times of hot, dry, and often windy conditions. It is enough to drive any gardener stark raving mad. That is, of course, unless you have knowledge of some simple drought gardening techniques. In the first installment of this series, I […]

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Would a Vegetarian Eat a Carnivorous Plant?

Meat-eating plants have captured the imagination of many writers and filmmakers. One of the more well-known carnivorous plant stories is Little Shop of Horrors, which was originally filmed in 1960, then made into a Broadway musical, with a second Hollywood release in 1986. This comedy/musical/horror film tells the story of a florist clerk who discovers […]

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Mandatory Vaccination… for Honey Bees?

Got a minute for a little science today? So, there’s this stuff called vitellogenin that is part of the yolk in most eggs. Vitellogenin is one of the first proteins that form in an egg yolk – the latin “vitellogenin” roughly translates to “yolk maker.” It is present in the eggs of nearly all egg-laying […]

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