by DuxDawg
14 Jan 2018, 21:13
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Hello ...... from the forest in Carpathian.
Replies: 7
Views: 184

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

Very nice Ibor. Welcome and thank you for sharing. 

Right on Bill. Well said. 
by DuxDawg
06 Jan 2018, 05:12
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: What kind of plants are they in the foreground?
Replies: 16
Views: 290

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

Pic is far too poor for certainty.   Left looks to me like a Cotton plant in front of a Sow thistle. Note the brown stem on the Cotton, yet a green stem on the stalk with the yellow flowers. Yellow could be one of the other wild lettuces, though Sow thistle lept out at me from the get go.    Right l...
by DuxDawg
24 Dec 2017, 16:50
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: sumac cones
Replies: 33
Views: 702

Re: sumac cones

So sad Quills. I tender my condolences. Have lost too many beloved dogs myself over the decades. We share your pain. 
by DuxDawg
22 Dec 2017, 02:34
Forum: Fire Making
Topic: Comparing various Strikers for Flint and Steel
Replies: 73
Views: 15.5K

Re: Comparing various Strikers for Flint and Steel

Cheers Fire Watcher! Welcome in.  1/4" wide, 3" long and comfortable is my sweet spot. 30" bow saws, full size shovels, etc are a bit cumbersome for backpacking and EDC. ;)   (All of which, and many more, work as improvised strikers by the way.)  1/4" wide because thinner than 1/8" chips the flint t...
by DuxDawg
21 Dec 2017, 19:21
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: sumac cones
Replies: 33
Views: 702

Re: sumac cones

Forager to the rescue! Well done.  I had gone and checked my stores of mugwort that had been dried while green. Finding only two handfuls left, was wrestling with whether to offer them. As I pondered, decided to read the rest of the thread. Whew!  In my defense, found none growing close by so far af...
by DuxDawg
21 Dec 2017, 18:40
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Anyone tried raccoon?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Anyone tried raccoon?

Couple more good vids on removing the glands and eating coon.  (I set this one to start at the gland removal part.) https://youtu.be/Ll3lzYKmHNw?t=2m16s This next vid covers dealing with the hind leg glands, making meatloaf, plus thoughts about the taste and texture of wild game meat.  https://youtu...
by DuxDawg
18 Dec 2017, 18:07
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: sumac cones
Replies: 33
Views: 702

Re: sumac cones

A ton of great wisdom here. Very much enjoyed re-reading. 
by DuxDawg
18 Dec 2017, 17:57
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: small identification issue
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: small identification issue

Did you get seeds? Save other parts? Have you used it for anything yet? 
by DuxDawg
14 Dec 2017, 04:36
Forum: Hunt/Fish/Trap & Tracking Forum
Topic: Fishing for food
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Fishing for food

Very astute Aeonir. Congratulations. 
by DuxDawg
14 Dec 2017, 04:35
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Anyone know of the Heal All herb?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Anyone know of the Heal All herb?

Have yet to find Sweet Gum hereabouts. Saw quite a few visiting friends in the Quad Cities years ago. (They live in Moline, IL and Rock Island, IA.) Very cool wreath!  When I've chewed combs straight from the hive the wax has been flaky and coated my mouth. Not real fun. Perhaps melting in order to ...
by DuxDawg
07 Dec 2017, 04:43
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: pine inner bark - problems with tannins
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: pine inner bark - problems with tannins

Great thread Galgo. Some solid thinking and research there. 

Lonnie did a vid a couple years ago on eating tree bark. 





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by DuxDawg
07 Dec 2017, 04:14
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Anyone know of the Heal All herb?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Anyone know of the Heal All herb?

Been using P. vulgaris for years for minor wounds. Yarrow and broadleaf plantain are my mainstays for wounds, yet Heal All gets added into poultices with them when time allows. Hereabouts there is either a ton or none of it depending upon the location.  Don't remember it being used for arthritis. Bu...
by DuxDawg
06 Dec 2017, 18:28
Forum: Fire Making
Topic: Roddiger roll tinder
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Roddiger roll tinder

Friction Fire from wet wood found on the ground in wet conditions. 




Success with a bow drill with all parts (except the nettles cordage) made en situ from live green wood. Note the use of red rot punkwood as a coal extender. 

by DuxDawg
06 Dec 2017, 18:12
Forum: Fire Making
Topic: Roddiger roll tinder
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Roddiger roll tinder

Watching this kind of stuff keeps us amateurs humble.  ;-)  Everything made from materials found on site. Everything green. Pretty wild.  He was sooooo close to an ember with a bow drill on his third (?) attempt when the string snapped. Shows the importance of having back ups: both with natural cord...
by DuxDawg
05 Dec 2017, 20:13
Forum: Fire Making
Topic: Roddiger roll tinder
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Roddiger roll tinder

The softer the materials, the wider I make the spindle and the thicker the hearthboard. They say that thinner is easier with both of those pieces. However I have drilled through enough hearthboards to err on the side of too thick these days. Goldenrod, Horseweed, Velvet Leaf, Mullein and other plant...
by DuxDawg
04 Dec 2017, 01:47
Forum: Fire Making
Topic: Roddiger roll tinder
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Roddiger roll tinder

Hey RV!  I posted a vid yesterday that demonstrates real well the slow speed and medium pressure dust build then faster and harder go for an ember. That was a stumbling block for me for a while. As someone huge on coal extenders and chars, makes perfect sense that overcharring the dust early on leav...
by DuxDawg
02 Dec 2017, 22:12
Forum: Hunt/Fish/Trap & Tracking Forum
Topic: Fishing for food
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Fishing for food

Nets are the most efficient method.  Long lines aka trot lines, bank lines, jug fishing, etc are next.  Because of their efficient effectiveness their use is often restricted if not forbidden.  Concur that knowing the local regulations is of paramount importance. Fines can quickly set you farther ba...
by DuxDawg
02 Dec 2017, 20:39
Forum: Fire Making
Topic: Interesting concepts with Friction Fire
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Interesting concepts with Friction Fire

Most of the time we know going in, or at least come to find out later, that what we are doing is more rediscovering than new discovery. Put another way, "Just because it is new to me does not mean it is new to the world." The concepts in these two links... just may be both.   ;)   Venturi Effect in ...
by DuxDawg
02 Dec 2017, 00:37
Forum: Fire Making - Tutorials and References
Topic: What has happened to this forum?
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: What has happened to this forum?

Whew! Wondered what I had missed. :D 
by DuxDawg
02 Dec 2017, 00:35
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Biltong II
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Biltong II

Very interesting. Thank you.