Fresh Water Oysters on the South Fork Salmon

30 Jul

Last weekend we hiked into the South Fork of the Salmon River. We caught frogs, fish, and ended with finding a bed of fresh water Oysters. After filling almost a 5 gallon buckets worth we headed back to camp and started the fire again. We boiled water in our canteens, then with a rolling boil happening we dropped the live oysters in. We also put in some salty seasoning in with the oysters. After about 5 minutes of cooking all the shells had popped open, which was our indicator that the oysters were fully cooked and ready to eat. It was great eating fresh oysters on a sandy beach of a wild Idaho river!

Parker’s New Knife

9 Jun

Parker wants to show you his new knife.
It’s a Remington with full tang, serrated edge, sheath, etc.

Our plan is to use our knives to possibly spear fish or spear animals for food. A knife like this tied to the end of a strong stick using our 550 parachute cord would make for a serious weapon. It’s also great defense if we are sleeping in a area with wild animals.

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2 Families, 2 Men and 6 boys.
Nothing but knives, canteens, and flints.

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Cody eating a Cricket

23 Apr

Cody and I were doing some yard work and found a Cricket.
I asked Cody “If we were in the mountains and you needed to eat them to survive, could you do it?”
Cody popped the Cricket into his mouth like it was candy! Here you go:

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Eating Fire Ants

4 Apr

We went for an adventure day this last weekend to Swan Falls. It was Jackson’s 14th Birthday. Happy Birthday Jackson!
While on the adventure we found and ate Rose Hip Berries, Sagebrush Sprigs, and Fire Ants!
We ate the dried Rose Hip Berries. They tasted just like Vitamin C.

Family Versus Wild, Survival eating Rose Hips

Family Versus Wild, Survival eating Rose Hips

Family Versus Wild, Survival eating Rose Hips

Family Versus Wild, Survival eating Rose Hips

The Sagebrush Sprigs tasted a lot like broccoli. They were pleasant to eat and we could have eaten a belly full of them.

Family Versus Wild, Survival eating Sage Brush Sprigs

Family Versus Wild, Survival eating Sage Brush Sprigs

The Fire Ants were the most adventurous thing we ate! If you didn’t take the head off then it might just bite you on the tongue.



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Wilderness Survival Finding Food

26 Mar

You’re in the wilderness, you don’t have any food with you and the nearest grocery store is 100 miles away. Now what? Would you know which plants to eat? Which plants are poisonous? If you don’t know which plants to eat you could use the same book that we have, Edible Wild Plants. It has thousands of different plant species from all over North America. It will show you which plants to eat raw and which plants to cook, and which plants to avoid altogether. The thing I really liked about this book is that every plant has a picture to help with field identification.

Here Jackson has taken a plant from our yard and cooked it. He wanted to try it to see if it was good to eat.

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Wilderness Survival Tools

25 Mar

So if you’re going on an adventure, and want to really feel like you are “surviving”, then there are some tools you’ll want to bring along. I don’t mean if you’re camping in a motorhome or rv, and I don’t mean staying at the Holiday Inn. I’m talking about going out into the wilderness and feeling like you have conquered something. Do you know where to find food? Can you make a fire to stay warm at night? What materials will you use to make a shelter?

Here are Cody and Clint talking about what supplies they want to bring with and why. The supplies we are planning to take are knives, canteen and cup, and flints.

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Cody eating Valentines Day Flowers

11 Mar

Cody got a book about eating plants and which plants are edible.
Good information if you are looking for food in the wild.
I’m sure we will take this book along with us.
One special concern about eating flowers is the pollen in the middle.
If you have allergies you should probably stay away from eating flowers, but you should especially avoid the center of a flower where all the pollen is.
Here Cody is eating his Mom’s Valentine Day Flowers. They were special, since it was for Valentines Day, but this was about a week after. I guess Cody thought either eat the flowers or they would die soon anyways.

 

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