by Quest for fire
05 Feb 2018, 03:45
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Do you reseed when you harvest?
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Do you reseed when you harvest?

Ah if only perfume tasted like wine I would kiss women on the neck even more often. 😉
by Quest for fire
26 Jan 2018, 23:55
Forum: Leather, Hides & Tanning
Topic: Tanning bison for pulley belts
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Tanning bison for pulley belts

I once worked in the rag trade as a trucker. Someone threw out maybe twenty 240 volt sewing machines. I grabbed a couple of their drive belts made of 5/16ths round leather. To make a closed loop they simply stapled the two ends together with a large staple. I was surprised the leather was so tough. ...
by Quest for fire
26 Jan 2018, 18:11
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Do you reseed when you harvest?
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Do you reseed when you harvest?

Thanks,as suggested I would never toss it but
cake flour is absolutely the last thing you want for something like bannock my favorite bread.
It's O.K. straight in dumplings but may be even better mixed like you said.
Gosh,now I want bannock and dumplings.🤗
by Quest for fire
26 Jan 2018, 05:58
Forum: Leather, Hides & Tanning
Topic: Tanning bison for pulley belts
Replies: 11
Views: 257

Re: Tanning bison for pulley belts

I don't know what kind of leather belt is driving these machines.
by Quest for fire
25 Jan 2018, 19:24
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Do you reseed when you harvest?
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Do you reseed when you harvest?

I am pretty sure that in the old days brown sugar was not so much made as less processed. Now it seems whatever works works. I like it for coffee as it has more flavor per calorie than white sugar. I guess in preserves folks don't like an added taste. Though I wonder if brown sugar would be good in ...
by Quest for fire
25 Jan 2018, 17:29
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Do you reseed when you harvest?
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Do you reseed when you harvest?

Concorde is another species of Vitis (grape) as well.  I've got a Concorde to be dug up and tossed this summer. Nowhere near as productive or as tasty as the V. riparia.  Sort of frost tolerant but I just might not have the degree-days over the summer to get much to happen. Jelly.  For health issue...
by Quest for fire
24 Jan 2018, 17:06
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Do you reseed when you harvest?
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Do you reseed when you harvest?

I can't imagine how good your concord grape jelly must be.
What do you use for sweetener?
I have a little of the store bought jelly in the pantry.
It will be my breakfast today.😃
by Quest for fire
22 Jan 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Yukon Copper arrow point found
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Yukon Copper arrow point found

The news media have a well-earned reputation for translating the facts into sensational concepts. Half the public would overlook more accurate terminology.  "Arrow-head" is the familiar term.   I doubt that any qualified anthropologist has passed even speculative judgement. The copper nuggets, the ...
by Quest for fire
19 Jan 2018, 21:02
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Quest...have you gone to check out that property yet? Quills No Quills,though I have emailed the coordinates to a builder friend of mine who happens to live close to the place. He isn't that tall so is perfect for crawling into the attic to check out that chimney. I am going to wait for a few days ...
by Quest for fire
18 Jan 2018, 20:40
Forum: Hunt/Fish/Trap & Tracking Forum
Topic: Are certain animals unsafe to eat?
Replies: 115
Views: 5.6K

Re: Are certain animals unsafe to eat?

The wood chuck I ate or rather tasted...both times was in chunks.It might be like beaver...better ground as far as my taste buds go. It might make a difference the age of the animal as well. Once it was from a guy who cooked pieces over a wood fire at a rendezvous. You could have dropped a piece an...
by Quest for fire
18 Jan 2018, 04:06
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Anyone know of Jicara fruit?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Anyone know of Jicara fruit?

Edited to add Oops sorry Jicara is not the fruit. It is the name of the bowl made from the Calabash tree's fruit. Please substitute the correct words below. I was watching a video and they showed a very thin walled bowl made from a jicara fruit. The speaker was speaking in a second language and so m...
by Quest for fire
17 Jan 2018, 20:32
Forum: Hunt/Fish/Trap & Tracking Forum
Topic: Are certain animals unsafe to eat?
Replies: 115
Views: 5.6K

Re: Are certain animals unsafe to eat?

Quills?
You didn't like woodchuck?
Is a woodchuck the same as a marmot?
We had a marmot traditional archery tournament up my way.
I was too impatient and so close but no cigar.🤗
My buddy got one and cooked it saying the meat tasted good.
I admire how many different types of wild game you have eaten.
by Quest for fire
17 Jan 2018, 04:05
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Tomas the kiva looks neat but
I think you have me sold on another type.
It would mean a bit of modification but that is what life is all about.😉

P.S.

Don't stop,you are doing great. 😊
by Quest for fire
16 Jan 2018, 17:54
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Hello Quest Perhaps something akin to a masonry oven/fireplace. http://www.rumford.com/oven/articleoven.html Tomas Gosh Tomas,those are interesting and a good read as well. I don't know if I have enough cobble stones or even if they are suitable for ovens. I used to have a ton of them. They were be...
by Quest for fire
16 Jan 2018, 03:14
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Hello Quest Here is a cooking tips for the chiminea.... http://www.chimineashop.co.uk/blog/category/cooking-with-your-chiminea-or-firebowl/ Tomas Very interesting Tomas,I had not considered a chiminea. I looked them up on line. There are even some with dampers which makes a huge difference. As they...
by Quest for fire
15 Jan 2018, 18:56
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Just for fun build me a wood stove/oven.

I'm confused about what you are looking for. 1. Do you want someone to build a stove/oven? 2. Are you asking for design suggestions? 3. The stove in the photo looks like it is made of metal. Are you wanting a metal stove, and if so, what are you suggesting about "natural materials", and what are th...
by Quest for fire
14 Jan 2018, 21:55
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.

Ibor the first picture I saw made me think they were modern forged metal tools.
Lovely tools,well done,well done.

I make primitive arrows by both hand and with power tools.
Of course the ones I made by hand meant more but
using modern tools helped me to learn how.
by Quest for fire
13 Jan 2018, 23:40
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: What kind of plants are they in the foreground?
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: What kind of plants are they in the foreground?

Quillsnkiko wrote: Hey Quest...take you pick of the weeds identified....Chuckle. Quills
Thanks but I just ate. 😊
by Quest for fire
13 Jan 2018, 20:28
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Decidedly off topic
Replies: 771
Views: 10.2K

Re: Decidedly off topic

Tracker got boiled potatoes and carrots with a little bit of chicken for lunch today.
If I gave him boiled carrots alone he wouldn't eat them. But add potatoes and
the carrots get snarfled in the feeding frenzy. Add a bit of chicken on top and watch out.😮
by Quest for fire
12 Jan 2018, 03:47
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.

Hello Ibor and welcome.
Is there any chances of pics of the beautiful stone axes?