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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfavor111 View Post
    Acorns because of their bitterness have to be leeched there is a cold process and a hot process from watching survival processing. they have to be dried first. The cold process takes about 3 days and required shelling, grinding and soaking and pouring off the colored water on top this is called leeching and has to be repeated at least 2 times a day for 3 days. the boiling process requires repeated pouring to get out the tanins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QitkIGNwUgs
    The whole thread has covered these methods several times.
    In your personnel experience....have you tried any of there methods?...or just a You Tube you found out there.

    Tried a couple of methods......
    After picking,....then inspecting for hole and floating,(for empty bad nuts)...shelling, mashing hammer, into a meal....
    Can use two flat rocks....but stone partials get mixed in with the mash.....then soak out the tannin's and pour off several times....or place in bag in running water over night...if possible.

    Grind again into meal/ flour....
    Then Mix it with something else as it doesn't stick together well......mash into cake and fry in bacon grease...or what greese you have...

    Taste like crap...to me......

    Or, ....dry, grind.... soak and pour off once.....roast in frying pan,.... the grind up and use as coffee substitute.....(kinda bitter, even though I like strong coffee.)

    Would only do these if I had to.....or to see have the work....
    Shooting the squirrels make more sense.....
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    acorns are for squirrels thier lives matter.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    Kroger has nuts for about 4.99 a pound. Shelled. And who's the guy that invented the shelling machine? I'd have lost three fingers, one tooth and still not have it figured out.

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    i saw a shelling machine once in hawaii, it was used to shell macadamia nuts
    it was a auger that must have been around 25;feet long horizonal mounted,
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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    This machine is home made....for removing hull for black walnuts......
    This almost identical to one I watched work....built and used by a friend in Missouri.



    Check out the kitten....

    There is quite a few black watnut trees at "The Place".....was think about building one of these...when I get a "roundtuit"
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    If you get one built I have a customer for you.

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    After watching that 4.99 a pound looks even better. I would have hooked the dang motor up backwards, dropped the walnuts in there and knocked myself silly.....well, sillier.

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    Besides your fingers get stained till next year....
    I'll buy nuts as well....just don't eat too many...bad for gout.

    Point is...lots of ways....., so depends what you have, what you want to do with it, how much effort to what end.....
    Like everything else....

    We stood there and watched the guy using a machine like that...then he gave us each a bag of black walnuts, all peeled and shelled.

    Rick...put a twist in the belt...will reverse it....
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    Those are not the good English walnuts like you buy at the store either. The American black walnut is not really fit to eat and way more work than it is worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter
    Rick...put a twist in the belt...will reverse it....
    Oh, yeah, sure. There goes another finger.

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    Fingers or walnuts.......a man needs to get his priorities straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post


    Oh, yeah, sure. There goes another finger.

    Turn it off first.....
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    See.....that right there is why H63 has all of his fingers and Rick.......well, with mittens fools a lot of people.
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    You write instructions for the Japanese don't you? I often find important facts like that at the end of the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    You write instructions for the Japanese don't you? I often find important facts like that at the end of the manual.
    Bhohahahaha...Ain't that the truth....

    Instructions in the manual for changing oil in the Yamaha 4 wheeler...
    Loosen 6 bolts on cover
    Remove cover....
    Slide filter out...

    Then,
    Oh, Yeah.... Jack it up and remove right rear wheel/tire...First.

    should have added...
    Clean up oil on floor......because the wheel gets in the way, can't get the fliter out, so is leaking when you are fighting it.

    Note to all....
    Always read the instructions ALL THE WAY THRU before starting job...

    That is "IF" you need instructions.....Real men don't bother, but spend time cleaning up the oil.
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    Not quite bad as the bomb defusing tech manual.

    Cut the blue wire.

    but first.................
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    I've never tried them but always curious what they would taste like. Anyone have a good source with the nutritional breakdown of acorns?

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    Got it right here for you. Odd thing is that I did not even have to type, I just highlighted the nutritional breakdown of acorns and google was right there with the info.

    Apparently there is a rule that before you do a google search you have to come to WSF and get someone to cut and paste the question to google.

    https://www.google.com/?pli=1#q=nutr...ts+of+acorns&*
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    Huuummm Wonder if Google works for "best survival knife"

    Yup...It does....Seems no one else can agree either....
    Lots of paid ads....

    http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/ga...ness-survival/
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    We have a deal with Google but it's all pretty hush hush. You can google that if you want.

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