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    Sticky: We have plenty of fruits around here. Many are...

    We have plenty of fruits around here. Many are from old homesteads where the house is long gone but the berries and fruits aren't. I love wild mushrooms, fiddleheads and all that stuff. Half the...
  2. Thread: Hunters

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    I do something similar but rather than rice, I...

    I do something similar but rather than rice, I throw in a bag of fresh spinach and wilt it down. It's great with the turkey!
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    We've never tanned skins but usually give them to...

    We've never tanned skins but usually give them to people who do. One of the lessons I was taught as a child was to not hunt unless you were going to use the meat for food, and I still adhere to...
  4. Thread: snakes

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    I've tried rattlesnake meat, but I think I just...

    I've tried rattlesnake meat, but I think I just hate snakes so much that I found it completely unappetizing lol.

    People have different reasons for fearing snakes and mine stems back to childhood...
  5. Thread: Canning food

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    Good post. Canning takes a bit of practice but...

    Good post. Canning takes a bit of practice but it can be done! We freeze a lot of stuff too as some things, especially meats, are just better preserved that way.
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    I don't know if any of you remember Ewell...

    I don't know if any of you remember Ewell Gibbons, who was a great naturist. He got well known from being the pitch guy for Grape Nut Flakes.
    When he died, there were loads of jokes about the fact...
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    Good point about West Nile. I have a friend who...

    Good point about West Nile. I have a friend who has serious medical problems because it wasn't diagnosed when she first contracted it. Two years later, she's in and out of the hospital constantly...
  8. Thread: snakes

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    I can see where it would be a problem with dogs...

    I can see where it would be a problem with dogs in areas like the Mojave. Here, I worry but not quite as much since we tend to stay out of the woods during the summer months ...more because of the...
  9. Thread: 550 paracord

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    Thanks for the link. I hadn't heard of this...

    Thanks for the link. I hadn't heard of this particular type of rope and I want a look into it. Again, many thanks.
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    One of the most interesting things about people...

    One of the most interesting things about people who stay calm is how sometimes it's the people who freak out over the most mundane things who remain calmest during extreme stress. But it's like one...
  11. Thread: snakes

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    REading this thread reminds me how happy I am...

    REading this thread reminds me how happy I am that it's still winter and I can tromp through the woods with my dogs without worrying about snakes! In the summer, I have to be so mindful of snakes,...
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    YOu're right about the plants, but getting snake...

    YOu're right about the plants, but getting snake bit in a remote location is dicey. Even with a snake bit kit, there's x amount of time you can keep the poison from reaching the heart.

    Oh, I did...
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    Oh for me, it was while hunting. I was sitting...

    Oh for me, it was while hunting. I was sitting in a tree in West Texas at sundown one day. Mostly, I was scanning the horizon for moving deer when something caught my eye beneath me. It was a...
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    Or it's just that they are eating rancid garbage...

    Or it's just that they are eating rancid garbage and stuff alot too ...I guess their systems are just less prone to being made sick from it all than ours are.
    Just a thought.
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    I think one of the reasons a lot of people don't...

    I think one of the reasons a lot of people don't like game meat is that, because it needs to be cooked so thoroughly, it usually gets sort of tough.
    Stews are a great way to off set that. My father...
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    I have a friend who grew up in Maine ...in a...

    I have a friend who grew up in Maine ...in a hunting camp. Her tales of preparing the bear kills is so disgusting that I doubt I'd ever even try the meat although I love venison and game birds. ...
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    Yup... I agree. Common sense and awareness can...

    Yup... I agree. Common sense and awareness can pretty much get you through dealing with animals, but there are a lot of people who have agendas that have nothing to do with either common sense or...
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    I've been on safari in both Kenya and Tanzania,...

    I've been on safari in both Kenya and Tanzania, and while it is a wonderful experience and the guides/lodges take efforts to look after you, there's still a certain amount of risk. For my money,...
  19. Thread: Canning food

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    That's why there are all sizes of canning jars! ...

    That's why there are all sizes of canning jars! Other foods go bad as well ...it's all just common sense and awareness, isn't it?
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    I grew up in rattlesnake country too, and heard...

    I grew up in rattlesnake country too, and heard of very few bites. Now that I live in an area where poisionous snakes are more rare, I know my instincts are lax ...and shouldn't be! Everyonce in a...
  21. Thread: Water

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    Haven't I seen some packaged additives in the...

    Haven't I seen some packaged additives in the hiking shops for purifying water? Maybe I haven't but it would make sense.
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    The bone shards are a good idea ....the bow would...

    The bone shards are a good idea ....the bow would be fairly easy, but the arrowheads themselves would take some looking around!
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    Isn't cod a saltwater fish, or are there...

    Isn't cod a saltwater fish, or are there freshwater types too? I got confused!
    Thanks if you can explain that one to me!
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    I think you can probably also find just about...

    I think you can probably also find just about everything you need to know online and save on the books. It's a wonderful thing to learn how to do.
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    I went on a search out of curiosity, but it's...

    I went on a search out of curiosity, but it's difficult information to find ...anyone have a link about this as I'm rather fascinated by the different types of serums. I know local hospitals will...
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