by arquerogringo
12 Oct 2013, 23:53
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Primo hemp fiber soon to be available finally!
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Primo hemp fiber soon to be available finally!

<t>Just read a news article that Colorado will start granting hemp production liscenses ( for fiber and seed varieties ) in 2014, and some farmers are already growing it anyway. Time for our Colorado brothers to procure nice long stalks for home retting and we can try some of that first rate hemp th...
by arquerogringo
27 Nov 2012, 04:01
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants
Topic: Prickly pears
Replies: 13
Views: 2.0K

<t>That nopal ( spanish name for the cactus ) looks a little dehydrated. Nice harvest though. We eat the pads a few times a month as a veg. the young tender pads are the best. They can be grilled, fried or boiled. I like them diced and cooked with red chile and beef. It is like tangy (slightly acidi...
by arquerogringo
07 Feb 2012, 13:35
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: Deer bacon
Replies: 33
Views: 15.9K

It all looks great!
I once made a pastrami from a whole neck, just happened to be my first arrow killed deer. I boned it out and tied it up. That made great sandwiches.
by arquerogringo
15 Jun 2011, 20:46
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: Speaking of Tongues
Replies: 19
Views: 2.6K

<t>I eat tacos de lengua now and then. I rarely make it at home because it is prized down here and the price reflects that. It costs upwards of 100 pesos a kilo which is about 5 or 6 bucks a pound.<br/> My favorite way is Veracruzana, simmered, peeled and sliced, then stewed with tomato, onion, garl...
by arquerogringo
11 Jan 2011, 14:22
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: Just Bows!
Replies: 71
Views: 106.2K

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by arquerogringo
03 Oct 2010, 15:47
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: how does one go about eating a turtle?
Replies: 49
Views: 9.3K

<t>Sea trutle can be overpoweringly strong in flavor or absolutly sublime. It depends on the cook.<br/> They may be "endangered" but it is not that hard to find it if you want it. Tradition trumps the law in many natives eyes.<br/> I have been served sea turtle on several occasions ( always at a spe...
by arquerogringo
13 Jun 2010, 19:51
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: How To Make Hominy
Replies: 22
Views: 56.7K

<t>We buy it fresh made and raw. It is a staple here, sold in ever market and it is usually made in soups like pozole and menudo.<br/> I've seen it homemade in 5 gallon buckets with lime. It makes excellent tamales when ground fresh and wrapped in husks.<br/> All I have ever seen is local white corn...
by arquerogringo
23 May 2010, 00:34
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: who loves ant larvea?
Replies: 24
Views: 3.7K

I can't recall what they are called in spanish right now but they are popular in southern Mexico.
They toast them up and serve in tacos.
by arquerogringo
04 Apr 2010, 05:54
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Are you all able to get out there this glorious Easter weekend?
Replies: 20
Views: 477

Half of Mexico decends on our sleepy beach town this weekend ( holy week is a BIG deal down here ). Me and the family are holed up waiting for the crowds to leave. Great for our local economy but we just are not into it.
by arquerogringo
29 Mar 2010, 23:40
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: identifying wood
Replies: 5
Views: 521

identifying wood

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by arquerogringo
29 Mar 2010, 23:35
Forum: Archery - Primitive Bows
Topic: amazon bow pics
Replies: 58
Views: 24.8K

<t>Hey Todd! great to see you here again! I do not frequent the forum much anymore because I have two small boys now and they take up all of my time. Great pics, I feel lucky to have seen and handled your brazillian archery tackle. <br/> Your book on Seri bontany really gave me a jump start on makin...
by arquerogringo
27 Mar 2010, 15:26
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: cooking with jerky..
Replies: 12
Views: 8.4K

<t>Machaca is a northern Mexican staple, and I eat it often. It is jerky pounded until it is a mass of fiber. If you ever tried "jerkey snuff" it is the same.<br/> The ways my mother in law has taught me to prepare it are<br/> ranchero- slice up onion ( about 1/2 a medium onion ) , green chile ( 1 w...
by arquerogringo
18 Mar 2010, 04:32
Forum: Hunt/Fish/Trap & Tracking Forum
Topic: Man V Wild
Replies: 76
Views: 9.5K

survivorman > man v. wild
by arquerogringo
16 Mar 2010, 06:20
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: Possums, Raccoons, Skunks and other nastiness
Replies: 23
Views: 3.0K

My Texan grandma used to roast possum whole with sweet potatoes and onions.
by arquerogringo
10 Mar 2010, 06:38
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: stone spoon pics
Replies: 6
Views: 617

<t>The stone is not a pigment stone. I can see how one would end up with a "bowl" after working one, though.<br/> This stone is river/beach worn flat triangle with a pecked/scratched out bowl. It does look like there might be some char/smoke markings on the underside of the bowl. Maybe it was used t...
by arquerogringo
08 Mar 2010, 15:06
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: stone spoon pics
Replies: 6
Views: 617

stone spoon pics

<r>Sorry these are camera phone pics. The spoon was broken after it was found and superglued back together.<br/> All this stuff was found a few hundred yards from my front door.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v222/arquerobueno/?action=view&current=DSC00009.jpg"><s>[url=ht...
by arquerogringo
04 Mar 2010, 02:41
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: stone spoons
Replies: 2
Views: 542

stone spoons

<t>Hi everyone! My neighbor just found a stone spoon and it made me think about the forum. I need to check in more often.<br/> Anyone ever seen a stone spoon? This one is a few inches long and about an inch wide tapering a little along the handle. Looks like a pipe but without the holes.<br/> Damon<...
by arquerogringo
02 Mar 2009, 04:15
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: snakes alive
Replies: 16
Views: 1.7K

The likeness to clams to clams is not so much the taste to me, but the form in which I cook it and how it is chewy.
It has its own distinct flavor.
by arquerogringo
25 Feb 2009, 01:22
Forum: "Primitive" Cooking Food preparation, storage, cooking tools and methods)
Topic: snakes alive
Replies: 16
Views: 1.7K

My favorite way is fillet the loin off, chop into bite size pieces, season, flour and fry.
It reminds me of fried clams.
by arquerogringo
23 Jan 2009, 16:42
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: whats the temp were yall live at
Replies: 23
Views: 657

mid 70s F here in Sonora......