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Foraging for Food - Fiddlehead Ferns

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by RightHand, Sep 24, 2006.


  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Acorn can be leeched of tannin (the bitter stuff)by immersing them in a running stream for several days then roasting them by a fire. They can they be eaten or ground into meal or flour.
    Prickly-pear abounds in the south and can be eaten as a vegatable and the fruit is also eatable (watch the pricks).
    Rose-hips make a tasty tea that is high in C.
    Black walnut hulls or crushed china berries make a good poison for catching fish.
    Ducks and other waterfowl can often be caught on shallow water trot-lines set in feeding areas and baited with corn.
    Rail road tracks are a good place to scavenge grain or fresh road kill.
    cat-tail roots can crushed and the starch extracted to eat.
    Soy beans have thousands of ways to prepare them into something resembling food.
    Poke weed can be cooked and eaten but will do nasty things to you if eaten raw.
    all eggs can be eaten, bird, snake, turtle, gator, possum.
    Grits will kill fire ants.
    One grit tree can feed hundreds of hungry rednecks for weeks.
     
  2. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    :eek:
    :lol:
     
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hey! Wait a minute...[nono]


    I love grits! They're great....especially with bacon or sausage crumpled up in them.....

    Breakfast isn't breakfast without grits....
     
  4. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Grits don't grow on a tree, silly pirate. Just because they sell rum in quarts doesn't mean you have to drink the whole quart, you can share.
     
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Ghost, we gotta talk...:D
     
  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    [LMAO] Sorry for ratting you out. :oops:
     
  7. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Believe it or not...I know where grits come from...

    I've lived in the South all my life...remember?

    and now stop this silly hijacking or I'll have to move these comments...

    :D






    hey, ghost? they really sell rum in quarts? Something less than a half gallon??? I feel so dumb....sheeesh...
     
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    dunno about this grits business. Always seemed to me like mushy sandpaper, say about 80 grit.:sneaky:
     
  9. Sojourner

    Sojourner Silverback

    Daylily bud pickles are a nice touch to a meal. I make mine dilled. Willow bark tea is a pain reliever, also.
     
  10. tchrhikr

    tchrhikr Monkey++

    Hi SC,

    Since you referred to scaleybarks, can you also tell me what “canuche” is? I'm doing research about Southern Appalachia.
     
  11. xpertgreg

    xpertgreg Monkey++

    hickory nuts, black walnuts, peaches, apples, fig, strawberries, plums, mucadines, scumpernogs, pears, blackberries, blueberries, poke salad, etc. all grown within 100 feet of my front door.

    gw
     
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