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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 02:59:58 PM »
I am planning to go to this on Sunday.

Bushcraft Survival Series: Guerrilla Gardening
Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Black Hawk County

Sunday, May 20, 2012

What is “guerrilla gardening”? It encouraging the growth of beneficial wild edible plants in such a way that it looks like it is naturally occurring. We will hike around Hartman Reserve looking for wild edible plants and talking how you can enhance and encourage their growth for your benefit, and for the general well being of the environment.  This program is a new twist on an old theme! Program fee:$5.00/person
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2012, 03:37:30 PM »
I took one like that... Mostly a walk on a trail and then made lunch with our harvest... Was a real nice time.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2012, 03:54:11 PM »
What is this?
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2012, 04:35:37 PM »
hemp  :hugegrin:
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2012, 04:36:53 PM »
saw some at the gun range yesterday to.  also known as ditchweed.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2012, 09:29:13 AM »
~ That boy knows his weeds.   8|

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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2012, 08:12:19 PM »
During the last two world wars there was a need for lots of hemp rope and the Midwest was a great place to grow hemp. Its all over the place to this day. Hemp is a great survival plant.
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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2012, 08:20:20 PM »
Is hemp the same as marywana?
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2012, 09:06:38 PM »
Cannabis Sativa  - hemp. Grown for rope, then people figured out you could dry the leaves, smoke 'em and get a buzz.  Yes, marijuana. Around here, it's good ole Iowa ditch week.   Buzz lasts about as long as you are smoking it.   ...so I hear.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2012, 09:14:03 PM »
Most maryjane has been genetically manipulated to have high amounts of thc. The chemicle that gets you high.  Most cultivatec and wild hemp dont contain enough thc to cause a buzz.  Not that i would know anyways. I still wouldnt  gather any for cordage though...just to be safe
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2012, 09:21:59 PM »
Most maryjane has been genetically manipulated to have high amounts of thc. The chemicle that gets you high.  Most cultivatec and wild hemp dont contain enough thc to cause a buzz.  Not that i would know anyways. I still wouldnt  gather any for cordage though...just to be safe
Why wouldn't you gather it for cordage?

The stuff is tough.  You knew it when you hit a patch when mowing pasture with a rotary mower.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2012, 09:27:35 PM »
Why wouldn't you gather it for cordage?

The stuff is tough.  You knew it when you hit a patch when mowing pasture with a rotary mower.
only because i dont know the laws on it. if you got caught with a backpack full some officer might not understand the whole cordage thing.  :hugegrin:
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2012, 09:33:42 PM »
only because i dont know the laws on it. if you got caught with a backpack full some officer might not understand the whole cordage thing.  :hugegrin:
If you just collected the stalks, didn't have the leaves, it might be safer.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2012, 09:36:18 PM »
If you just collected the stalks, didn't have the leaves, it might be safer.
true. i guess its just me being paranoid... it does make the best natural cordage on the planet though. i used to have a chalk bag for rock climbing made from hemp. it was one tough bag.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2012, 11:09:24 AM »
I think you could probably get by with just having the stalks as long as you're not caught in the process of stripping them of leaves and or buds...by the cops or the "owner". Most people wouldn't recognize one fibrous woody plant stalk from another anyway so if you gathered some of the hemp stalks and grouped them with some mullein stalks, some teasel stalks, I doubt anyone would even notice. All of these, by the way, have great properties for friction fire by hand drill, especially the hemp.

If you stumble into someones pot patch just be damned careful. Back in the days between the dwindling popularity of making moonshine and the growing popularity of making meth I used to wonder into them some times in the mountains here...the first few times I did so while wondering who had just butchered a damned skunk. I was young and dumb and only recognized it in it's dried form back then. I only put two and two together when I found patches rigged with trip wires and punji pits around the perimeter. I was lucky I didn't step all the way into the first one and was wearing issue jungle boots with steel shanks in the sole. They were lucky too because if I had been hurt I would have set up an over-watch on that patch from a ridge 300 meters away with a Remington 700 and 50mm of glass on top, and scared the shit out of somebody. But, since I wasn't hurt I thought it best to just get the hell out of dodge before the situation really went south.
 
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« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2012, 11:30:46 AM »
only because i dont know the laws on it. if you got caught with a backpack full some officer might not understand the whole cordage thing.  :hugegrin:

Lol! I swear occifer.... I'm gona make rope out of it... I would never smoke it...
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2012, 09:56:39 PM »
I attended the Bushcraft Survival session on Guerrilla Gardening.  Here are some of the things we went over.

We started out looking at poison ivy.  It can take many forms, from short plants growing up from the ground, vines with spider like roots gripping a tree, even up to the size of small trees.
The rule is "leaves of three, let them be."
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2012, 09:58:10 PM »
Jewelweed
Used as a treatment for exposure to poison ivy.
Opposing leaves, translucent, hollow stem, reddish near the bottom, few roots
Leaves are scalloped, but rounded
Usually grows near poison ivy
Crush up the stem, rub juice on the affected area.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2012, 09:59:00 PM »
Many times, Jewelweed and poison ivy are found growing next to each other.
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Re: Wild Plant Identification
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2012, 10:00:42 PM »
Next, we moved on to wild edibles.

Broadleaf plantain
Rounded leaves, veins run parallel to the stem.
Leaves may be eaten raw


Is also an antiseptic and coagulate
-   Chew leaf to crush
-   put on wound.
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