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This badge is about foraging, hunting, trapping, and fishing... with some guerilla gardening sprinkled in.

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(fresh list) harvest one of:
 - one pound (total) of:
       o huckleberries
       o wild raspberries
       o salmonberries
       o serviceberries
       o wild blackberries (the tiny, trailing variety)
 - two pounds of:
       o blackberries
       o chokecherries
       o mulberries

(dry list) harvest at least one pound fresh, dry, and store one of the following:
 - nettle
 - mint
 - mushrooms
 - rose hips
 - pineapple weed

(tea list) make a cup of tea from one of:
 - nettle
 - rose hips
 - mint
 - pineapple weed

(dish list) prepare a dish (soup, salad, entree, side, etc.) that uses at least a cup of one of:
 - dandelion (blossoms or leaves)
 - wild mushrooms (must be cooked)
 - nettles
 - miner's lettuce
 - lambs quarter
 - purslane
 - acorns (must be prepared properly)
 - burdock root (must be cooked)
 - chickweed
 - wild sorrel
 - red-root amaranth (pigweed)
 - watercress
 - rose hips

(big list) complete 3 of:
 - catch and prepare at least one pound of fish
       o four small fish or maybe one large fish
 - catch and prepare one wild rabbit/squirrel
 - 4 pounds of seed balls/bombs
       o at least an inch in diameter
       o can either be used immediately or quickly dried for storage (before the seeds germinate)
       o at least six different species in each ball/bomb
           - possible species:
               o nettle
               o dandelion
               o maple
               o mulberry
               o apricots
               o apples
               o black locust
 - harvest maple sap and reduce it down to make 1 pint of syrup
 - do 2 more items from the dry list (duplicates are okay)
 - do 4 more items from the dish list (duplicates are okay)
 - do 4 more items from the fresh list (duplicates are okay)


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This looks awesome! At least some of the plants in each list are available where I live so I would be able to complete this badge. I'd probably lean pretty heavily on the dry/dish/fresh lists because I don't have access to enough maple trees to make syrup and I don't know how to fish/trap yet (and can't really trap at home right now, which is semirural). I feel like it's more difficult to trap and prepare a squirrel than to collect 4lb of berries but that might be a function of my location or my background.
 
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