Dennis Mitchell wrote:Maybe foraging for non food purposes. Creating rope from nettles, or sandals from bark. Clay for pottery. Basket making materials.
Mike Patterson wrote:Shouldn't hunting be separate? When I think of or hear the word foraging I'm not picturing hunting animals. It seems like one could be a very proficient hunter with little plant foraging skills and vice versa.
Skandi Rogers wrote:Is this still for a specific area?
But, I'm concerned that this will become a "social-media game" with unverifiable results; potential "shaming"; and wasted time for "reportage" to the moderators.
Mike Jay wrote:Some random ideas that could be fit somewhere, in no particular order:
Forage 8 cubic feet of wood for a fire or RMH Correctly identify 10 different mushrooms Correctly identify 10 different berries Catch 5 fish, one big enough to sustain you as food for 4 hours Make a trap to catch a fish. Later BB to catch 5 fish with said trap. Make a rabbit (or other game) snare. Later BB to snare a rabbit. Correctly identify 2 different tubers Get within 30 yards of a deer, elk or antelope (or hide and let it get 30 yards from you) Show competence with a bow and arrow (volley ball sized target hit 10 out of 10 times at 25 yards) Show competence with a hunting rifle or slug shotgun (volley ball sized target hit 10 out of 10 times at 150 yards [100 yards for slug]) Humanely kill a deer, elk or antelope. Help butcher a deer/elk/antelope/goat/steer with someone (prerequisite to killing big game) Humanely kill a rabbit Hunt/fish/trap XXXXX calories of wild game (bigger XXX's for higher levels) Make a blickey to collect berries/nuts in a "hands-free" manner Make a stick to pull branches down into reach for berry picking (fork at one end and rope loop at the other to stand on) Complete hunter safety course (before any killing occurs) Stalk within XXX yards of an elk/deer/antelope (may need different XX's based on species and level of badge) Run down a deer on foot and humanely kill (may be solo or as a pack) Identify 10 animal tracks and indicate direction of travel Something with using or making a spear? Something with using or making a slingshot?
paul wheaton wrote:What will impress Otis?
Dustin Rhodes wrote:Shawn, can you add a link to the wiki you made into this thread?
fresh list …
dry list … harvest at least one pound fresh, dry and store one of the following
tea list … make a cup of tea from one
dried mullein leaf
1.Blood Pressure. Burdock has inspiring ability to lower blood pressure.
2.Digestive Issues. Burdock is loaded with fiber which is useful to stimulate...
3.Diabetes. Although almost all kinds of fiber can regulate the balance...
4.Detoxify the Liver. The chemical which give burdock its bitter taste also stimulates bile...
Xanthium (cocklebur) is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower tribe within the daisy family, native to the Americas and eastern Asia.