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    Default a personal " wild edibles " challenge

    gonna pick a month and eat only wild edibles ( not sure yet about meat/protein )

    may even expand it to " wild water " ( no tap water/milk/juices )

    i think a water challenge will be harder than wild edibles because it's so accessable

    looking at May for my own personal wild edibles " put up or shut up "

    at the end of May, i'll grade myself and maybe try again for July and/or Sept

    i'll try to find a cheap half-decent camera

    i always wanted to start a " wild edibles " blog
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    Good luck with it! Something tells me that it will be tougher than anyone would think. I expect you'll lose some weight.
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    Wow, I would say a month is pretty ambitious!

    I would have to start by living off of wild edibles for one day. LOL

    Would wild game in the freezer be allowed?

    Good luck and keep us posted.

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    You make few but excellent posts CG. I think the challenge is a good idea, and you should start a blog. You have great info to share.

    Around here May would be a great month to try, lots fish, plants, morels, oysters.

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    Good luck CG. A blog as rwc1969 suggested would be a good idea. It would be interesting to read about how your got to where you are now, and follow your progression along the way.
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    I think a month will be a long time and it will be a difficult challenge. Don't negatively impact your health. Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you eat and how you fare.

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    Don't really know whats in your area. But it can be done, no problem! I agree a blog sounds like a great idea.

    If your going the all raw, "fasting" route, PM me and I'll be happy to give you some adivce.

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    Good luck CG, and I look forward to hearing the results.
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    I'm taking it a day at a time, and one plant at a time. I've been munching sheep sorrel all day, and surprisingly, after a hearty supper.. no gas!
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    good luck!
    I think an even better challange would be. we all eat an wild this month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntermj View Post
    good luck!
    I think an even better challange would be. we all eat an wild this month.
    Does eating with my fingers count? That's almost, kind of, sort of wild.
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    No, but eating A finger would be considered wild.

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    I always thought that those places that sell finger food were kind of up to no good.
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    Sort of gives new meaning to "finger licking good".

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    I try to eat something wild every day in May. Well, I don't try it just happens. Usually, fish, asparagus, ramps and morels. I have expanded that and will try a few more this year like Japanese knotweed for one.

    I'm still a lil iffy on the greens as many look similar to me. I did see some wild lettuce coming up today and am waiting on the nettles and Garlic mustard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    No, but eating A finger would be considered wild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by your_comforting_company View Post
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    Don't forget Mrs. Lovett. She baked some mean finger food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian-guerilla View Post

    i'll try to find a cheap half-decent camera

    i always wanted to start a " wild edibles " blog

    now that i have my camera ( i have lots of pictures lined up )

    looking for some FREE BLOG SITE recommendations

    any/all blog help would be appreciated

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    there are two types of wild food enthusiasts,
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    and the second is the person who lives mostly on ( wild ) edibles

    Lydia

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