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Offline LOST

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2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« on: April 13, 2007, 07:47:11 AM »
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Okay, failure on our part to be timely this month will make it another short contest. 
We are offering up a grab bag of goodies used for an emergency day pack or you can pack these items in your vehicle. 
It will be a surprise to the winner as to the complete contents.

Now then, what to do to win:

Contestants are going to need to find one edible wild plant, naturally growing in their residential area,
that can be substituted for a side meal dish to serve at your table. 
Do your research and find the plant and write up something to show the edible qualities. 
If you try the plant, please submit how you prepared the plant.

Contest will end on April 30, 2007 at sunset your time. 
Have fun with figuring that one out!

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 03:48:26 PM »
Ohh I know one.. I know one! :)
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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 03:59:30 PM »
This time you can even post Bravo.


Bravo: Nahh... it would look suspicious. :)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2007, 01:22:48 PM by Bravo »

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 10:54:05 PM »
ooo this will be fun as i am new to the desert but have been itching to get out and explore. this will be great.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 11:10:08 PM »
April 30th is my birthday :)

maybe I will make a birthday cake from natural materials :P (not that talented).

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 02:10:38 AM »
I got a couple in my front yard.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007, 09:37:21 PM »
One of my most favorite things to cook with is garlic!  Yummy!  I've roasted garlic cloves and have served them as a small side dish.  It is delicious!  And so simple to make.  Just take the garlic cloves and cut a quarter of an inch from the top and bottom of each clove, leaving the "skin" on the cloves for now.  Put cloves in a small glass baking dish and cover with 1/4 cup of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Toss to coat the cloves, cover the baking dish tightly with tinfoil and bake at 350*F for about 45-55 minutes.  Let cool, then squeeze the cloves out of the skins and serve with the meal.

Garlic is very healthy too.  Garlic is know for its medicinal properties.  It contains Allicin which has anti-bacterial properties comparable to penicillin.  For centuries, people have been using garlic to treat wounds, ulcers, skin infections, flu, viruses, worms, respiratory problems, high blood pressure, cancer, colic, colds, kidney and bladder problems, ear aches, and to ward off vampires... :hugegrin:

I found a few ways on the Internet of how to prepare the garlic for medicinal purposes.  I haven't tried these, I usually eat all the garlic before it has a chance to be turned into a cure... :thumbsup:

Cough syrup:  Slice 1 pound of fresh garlic and pour one quart of boiling water over it.  Let sit for 12 hours, then add sugar until you reach the consistency of a syrup.  Add honey for better taste, if desired.

Sore throat:  Make a garlic tea by steeping several cloves of garlic in half a cup of water overnight.

Ear Aches:  (Taken, you should try this!) Slice a garlic clove, heat briefly in a small amount of virgin olive oil, and let cool.  Strain the juice into a small container and use a drop of two in the affected ear

Wounds, fungal infections, Athlete's foot, skin irritations:  Make an ointment to apply directly to area.  Combine about 4 ounces of the fresh (or 2 ounces of dried) herb with 1 pint of olive, safflower, or other pure vegetable oil.  Heat gently, uncovered, for about one hour.  For oil, strain and bottle and cap tightly when cooled.  For a thicker ointment, add 1 to 1-1/2 ounces of beeswax to the mixture as it heats.  Let cool and bottle appropriately.

WILD GARLIC GROWING IN YARD



The difference between wild garlic and wild onions is the "bulblet" at the top of the stalk of wild garlic.  Wild onions don't have the bulblets at the top of their stalk.  These bulblets on the garlic plant can also be eaten.  The main garlic clove is found underground, and looks very similar to a wild onion when pulled up

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 02:59:20 PM »
This is good.  Keep 'em coming.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2007, 03:03:42 PM »
Oh boy - this is great.  You guys are putting up some good stuff.  Two more days!

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2007, 08:36:00 PM »
One more day ...  Bravo, Big Blue, and Machine will judge the winner!

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2007, 11:34:11 AM »
I need Bravo, Bigblue, and Machine to let me know who has won so I can send the prize out.
Need an answer guys.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 12:52:18 PM »
Lost since my verbal rant towards you I cant in all good concious accept any gift from you. I have removed my entries from the list. Therefor Holly has the only entrance and she is the winner.Thank you for a good contest it added to our forum as I have moved them to the food section.
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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 03:43:47 PM »
Swede: I spoke with Holly and stated that I feel no ill will towards anyone.
My decision to go will give me more time to make a dedication to the outdoors that I love. 
I wish all to keep up their endeavors and enjoy the gift of nature. 

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Holly, it looks like you won the grab bag.  Some good stuff is coming your way. 

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This will be my last post guys.  Hope to pass you in the woods one day.
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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 04:19:23 PM »
Damn it not that again.
Complain less, breathe more.

It isn't until man is quiet that nature will speak.

In the silence and solitude of the night is when you truely find yourself.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2007, 08:03:17 PM »
SK!  Potty mouth!  :nop:
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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2007, 07:29:51 AM »
I am sorry Holly, just what i am feeling right now, it just kinda shows me that grown ups can act just like little kids too. 
Complain less, breathe more.

It isn't until man is quiet that nature will speak.

In the silence and solitude of the night is when you truely find yourself.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2007, 07:36:12 AM »
SK, you are wise beyond your years, my brother!  I understand exactly how you feel.  :console:

We'll grow up, one of these days...
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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2007, 04:59:36 PM »
SK, you are wise beyond your years, my brother!  I understand exactly how you feel.  :console:

We'll grow up, one of these days...
I hope so.
Complain less, breathe more.

It isn't until man is quiet that nature will speak.

In the silence and solitude of the night is when you truely find yourself.

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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2007, 05:18:14 PM »
Sad lesson to see kid.....but it happens sometimes......
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Re: 2007 April "Wild Survive" Contest
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2007, 11:06:14 AM »
Gratz Holly!
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