Friday, May 23, 2014
One principle Mr. Stewart puts forth in his book I like is to concentrate on the 20 % of the plants that you see 80% of the time. There are hundreds of edible plants, but it is better to focus on the ones you see all the time - not the ones that require effort to locate or have poisonous look-alikes.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
A new year is upon us and a time that people set goals. I have not been as active on this blog in the past couple of years. It kind of goes in spurts of ambition. There are things I want to learn, to improve upon, and practice. Some of these are: Learning to recognize and utilize more wild plants. I know a base amount, but I would like to start a pressbook, or collection in some form for demonstrations and instruction. I know willow bark contains the components of asprin, but it would be more useful to actually process it. Water is one of the most important necessities of life, but I recognize I need more practice gathering, filtering, and purifying it. I've made buckskin moccasins, but I recognize that footwear is very important for my tender tootsies and need to try coiling sandals out of cattails or inner bark. As far as containers I need to make various sizes of burden baskets. This is just a few things. There is so much more interest in survival, bushcrafting, primitive skills, prepping, and a multitude of new books and television reality shows highlighting associated skills. I am aiming at keeping this blog as primitive as possible but may have to start a new blog for bushcrafting projects.