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  1. Matt

    A Calendar Of Foraged Food In The UK

    January Cowberry, Chickweed, Common Sorrel, Crow Garlic, Hairy Bittercress, Wood Sorrel, Winter cress, Wild Cabbage, February Nettle, Chickweed, Common Sorrel, Crow Garlic, Dandelion Root, Hairy Bittercress, Wood Sorrel, Winter cress, Wild Cabbage, March Black Mustard, Chickweed, Common...
  2. Keith

    Crops The New Berry Patch & Comeback After Hail Storm.

    Well I haven't quite finished the new berry patch yet, I still have the wires to install for the berries to climb on, but I cut two poles out of the copse today, debarked them both & used them as braces on top of the berry patch posts. As you can see the mushroom compost & manure has been...
  3. Keith

    Some Thoughts On Fire & Security.

    This post is brought about from a link that was recommended by lonewolf. At that link & saw a popular image of an "all night burning fire". Now on a winters night an all night fire may seem like a good idea, & there are several ways of accomplishing this, but post shtf an all night fire in my...
  4. Kitstaa

    Exploring Woodland walk and lunch by the fire

    Enjoyed a frosty late-morning walk today, cooked beans and made tea by the fire I started with "Burner Firestarters" looking to make a bow drill soon as I would like to learn more "primitive" techniques of doing things, what opinion do you all have on bow drills? Or what is your favourite way of...
  5. Keith

    Xmas. Careful What You Wish For!!!

    Well it wasn't me, only because I didn't think there was any chance in the middle of summer! Some of these are almost golf ball sized, the garden is demolished, we will have to pick all the damaged vegies that are worth saving. Three solar panels are destroyed, water drain pipes smashed...
  6. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer Stalking Game.

  7. Keith

    Pacific Crane At Cattail Pond In Wychwood Forest.

  8. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer Chooks For Food & Medicine.

    Chicken soup is one of our modern panaceas for all ills, but it was also used as medicine in the eighteenth century. However, while nowadays it is associated with treating colds and flu (and has actually been proved to have anti-inflammatory properties¹), then it appears to have been considered...
  9. Keith

    Food & Water Garlic As A Food & Medicine.

    Since making this video I have done a little more research. Most authorities on the subject of foods seem to agree that garlic was not high on the list of good foods, but further research of my own shows that this was mainly among the upper classes, and it was because of the garlic smell. Among...
  10. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer On Meat Alone.

    On Meat Alone. Copyright Keith. 18/4/11 The list of period foods is quite long, but whose foods are they? Would a woodsrunner bother to carry dried peas, parched corn, oats & currents? Somehow I don’t think so. It all adds to the weight, & sooner or later it has to run out, & what then? Well, he...
  11. Keith

    Food & Water Drying Corn On The Cob.

  12. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer Health & Hunting Wild Boar.

  13. Keith

    Skills Constructing & Using The Raft Duck Trap.

  14. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer Basic Game Meat Field Care

  15. Keith

    Skills Skinning & Butchering Game.

  16. Keith

    The Effects Of Global Warming/climate Change.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/terrible-effects-of-climate-change-2014-10?r=US&IR=T https://www.livescience.com/37057-global-warming-effects.html What are the potential impacts of climate change for the UK...
  17. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer The Whys & Wherefores Of Survival Hunting.

    First of all I must explain that I am not a sporting shooter, I only hunt for food or in order to kill a feral predator. Hunting for food is a lot different to hunting for sport. When you are hunting for food, especially in a survival situation, it is vitally important that you bring home the...
  18. Keith

    Hunter Gatherer 19th Century Alaskan Trapper's Supplies List.

    In winter in Alaska there would not be much if any edible flora to forage, & the intense cold demands more food, so this list of supplies is to cater to that particular situation. But I thought some of you may be interested in seeing this list. Keith. A More Complete Supply List After my...
  19. Keith

    Meet The Aussie Woman Who Hasn't Spent A Cent In Two Years

  20. lonewolf

    Food & Water 17th Century Food Experiments.

    a scientific friend once said that our ancient ancestors used to eat about 2000 different types of food, modern people only eat about 200 types, many eat less than that.