How to Eat in the Woods

One of the most complete books written on the subject, this portable guide includes essential information on how to track, trap, kill, and prepare various types of animals; select bait, land fish, and clean and cook the catch; recognize ...

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316353557

Category: Sports & Recreation

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A comprehensive, practical, and reliable guide to finding food in the woods and living off the land, by respected wilderness survivalists. With text by wilderness survivalists, the information in How to Eat in the Woods is tried, trusted, and true. One of the most complete books written on the subject, this portable guide includes essential information on how to track, trap, kill, and prepare various types of animals; select bait, land fish, and clean and cook the catch; recognize edible plants, fruits, berries, and nuts; locate bird eggs; catch edible insects; and find potable water. Also included is information on building a fire and preparing food without utensils.
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How to Stay Alive in the Woods

Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this useful manual reveals time-tested outdoor skills, including how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these ...

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781603762861

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.
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The Forager Chef s Book of Flora

In The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora you’ll find the exotic to the familiar—from Ramp Leaf Dumplings to Spruce Tip Panna Cotta to Crisp Fiddlehead Pickles—with Chef Bergo’s unique blend of easy-to-follow instruction and out-of-this ...

Author: Alan Bergo

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603589482

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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“In this remarkable new cookbook, Bergo provides stories, photographs and inventive recipes.”—Star Tribune As Seen on NBC's The Today Show! "With a passion for bringing a taste of the wild to the table, [Bergo’s] inspiration for experimentation shows in his inventive dishes created around ingredients found in his own backyard."—Tastemade From root to flower—and featuring 180 recipes and over 230 of the author’s own beautiful photographs—explore the edible plants we find all around us with the Forager Chef Alan Bergo as he breaks new culinary ground! In The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora you’ll find the exotic to the familiar—from Ramp Leaf Dumplings to Spruce Tip Panna Cotta to Crisp Fiddlehead Pickles—with Chef Bergo’s unique blend of easy-to-follow instruction and out-of-this-world inspiration. Over the past fifteen years, Minnesota chef Alan Bergo has become one of America’s most exciting and resourceful culinary voices, with millions seeking his guidance through his wildly popular website and video tutorials. Bergo’s inventive culinary style is defined by his encyclopedic curiosity, and his abiding, root-to-flower passion for both wild and cultivated plants. Instead of waiting for fall squash to ripen, Bergo eagerly harvests their early shoots, flowers, and young greens—taking a holistic approach to cooking with all parts of the plant, and discovering extraordinary new flavors and textures along the way. The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora demonstrates how understanding the different properties and growing phases of roots, stems, leaves, and seeds can inform your preparation of something like the head of an immature sunflower—as well as the lesser-used parts of common vegetables, like broccoli or eggplant. As a society, we’ve forgotten this type of old-school knowledge, including many brilliant culinary techniques that were borne of thrift and necessity. For our own sake, and that of our planet, it’s time we remembered. And in the process, we can unlock new flavors from the abundant landscape around us. “[An] excellent debut. . . . Advocating that plants are edible in their entirety is one thing, but this [book] delivers the delectable means to prove it."—Publishers Weekly "Alan Bergo was foraging in the Midwest way before it was trendy."—Outside Magazine
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Recipes from the Woods

100 delicious recipes featuring game and foraged ingredients showcase the pleasure of cooking from the woods Respected French chef and writer Jean-François Mallet has assembled 100 delicious recipes featuring game and foraged ingredients, ...

Author: Jean-François Mallet

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 0714872229

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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100 delicious recipes featuring game and foraged ingredients showcase the pleasure of cooking from the woods Respected French chef and writer Jean-François Mallet has assembled 100 delicious recipes featuring game and foraged ingredients, such as chestnuts, dandelion leaves, nettles, and wild strawberries. Organized into chapters based on food type - furred game (venison, wild boar, hare); feathered game (partridge, pheasant, quail); mushrooms, herbs, and snails; and nuts and berries - the recipes encourage readers to source and discover the pleasure of cooking game and wild foods. From sauteed venison with port and chestnuts to stuffed partridge with kale, these beautifully illustrated dishes bring the flavours of the woods directly into home kitchens.
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How to Camp in the Woods

Immerse yourself in the natural world with How to Camp in the Woods, the book StarTribune says "does all but set up the tent.

Author: Devon Fredericksen

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316420808

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Perfect for everyone from novices to boondockers, How to Camp in the Woods compiles contemporary and classic wisdom, practical tips, and illustrated DIY advice on every aspect of equipping, packing, setting up camp, cooking, and improvising no matter where you are in the great outdoors. If you want to immerse yourself or your family in the natural world but still be warm, dry, and comfortable, How to Camp In the Woods is for you. How to Camp in the Woods will teach readers: Camping and survival basics including fire building, essential knots, site finding, wilderness first aid/CPR, map/compass reading, and camping off the grid. Essential gear, packing light, recommendations for DIY if you've left something behind, and how to keep everything relatively clean. Guides to camping comfortably in all seasons and weather, as well as tips and etiquette for camping around the world, including with pets and kids. Tips for enhancing the experience, including recipes for easy and inexpensive meals from 25 base ingredients, stargazing essentials, fireside games and songs, bird-watching, and the perfect campfire reading list.
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A Walk in the Woods

An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 9780385674546

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.
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The Woods

Here are the woods. The woods are home to three foxes on a hunt for rabbits.

Author: Rob Hodgson

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781786032744

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Here are the woods. The woods are home to three foxes on a hunt for rabbits. Three foxes that don’t realize someone might be following them… From the author of The Cave, this is a fantastically funny cat-and-mouse (or fox-and-rabbit) story with a not-so-fluffy twist. The foxes follow some helpful signs over the tallest trees, under the carrot fields, and through the pumpkin patch, but there’s no sign of any rabbits. What on earth has happened to them? And why are there strange eyes following them from the trees? Children will love outwitting the foxes—who continually say, "No rabbits here"—by spotting the rabbits in each colorful illustration.
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At Home in the Woods

This is the account of two wilderness-loving tenderfeet, who headed for the tall timber on the banks of the Peace River, British Columbia. There near the trading post of Hudson Hope they found their Walden.

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781608934430

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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One hundred years ago, Henry Thoreau wrote of the charms and joys of simple living in the woods, away from the hectic nuisances of our city civilization. His philosophy has become part of our American heritage, as sound today as the day he first set it down. But his advice on the simple life has seemed too rugged for later generations, brought up in cities, pampered with conveniences and scared of nature. Vena and Brad Angier were fed up with their city bound existence and longtime readers and admirers of Thoreau, they set out to see if his discoveries were valid today. This is the account of two wilderness-loving tenderfeet, who headed for the tall timber on the banks of the Peace River, British Columbia. There near the trading post of Hudson Hope they found their Walden. How they made themselves ‘At Home in the Woods,’ stocked their cabin, met their interesting wilderness neighbors who helped them get settled and who saw them through their first winter makes honest and exciting reading. The city-bred Angiers found out that Thoreau was right when he wrote: “What people say you can not do, you try and find you can.”
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What Should a Clever Moose Eat

Collection of essays that address the ecology of the North Words from the creation of its landscape by glaciers to the current relations between species of plants and animals.

Author: John Pastor

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916776

Category: Nature

Page: 335

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Collection of essays that address the ecology of the North Woods from the creation of its landscape by glaciers to the current relations between species of plants and animals. Discusses ecology, habitat and inter-relationships in the New England states, Quebec, Ontario, Labrador, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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Home in the Woods

During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tarpaper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home.

Author: Eliza Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780399162909

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 40

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During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tarpaper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes.
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The Woods Cook

A guide to wholesome and simple food and cooking for the trail, cabin, or home.

Author: Tim Smith

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 150307708X

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Page: 168

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A guide to wholesome and simple food and cooking for the trail, cabin, or home. Learn how to use traditional gear, manage a cooking fire, keep a clean backwoods kitchen, plan meals for trips, bake with sourdough, make a variety of sauces, cook in a bean hole, and more! Filled with recipes for a variety of foods, as well as how to make your own toothpaste, canvas canoe filler, or traditional wood preservative for everything from axe handles to canoe paddles.
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Into the Woods movie tie in edition

The film, directed by Rob Marshall, stars Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, and Chris Pine. This book includes an eight-page insert with color photographs from the film.

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Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559368162

Category: Drama

Page: 156

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Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical masterpiece becomes a major motion picture, starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
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We Went to the Woods

Praise for We Went to the Woods “We Went to the Woods is a chillingly cautionary tale for the twenty-first century, an enthralling story of failed nobility and the consequences of trying to escape from a world that will never let you go.

Author: Caite Dolan-Leach

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780399588891

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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They went off the grid. Their secrets didn’t. For readers of The Secret History and The Immortalists comes a novel about the allure—and dangers—of disconnecting. “A sharp, spellbinding cautionary tale, one that reminds us that even those who do remember the past might also wind up repeating it.”—NPR (Best Books of the Year) Certain that society is on the verge of economic and environmental collapse, five disillusioned twenty-somethings make a bold decision: They gather in upstate New York to transform an abandoned farm, once the site of a turn-of-the-century socialist commune, into an idyllic self-sustaining compound called the Homestead. Mack, a publicly disgraced grad-school dropout, believes it’s her calling to write their story. She immediately falls in love with all four friends, seduced by their charisma and grand plans—and deeply attracted to their secrets. But it proves difficult for Mack to uncover the truth about their nightly disappearances and complicated loyalties, especially since she is protecting her own past. Initially exhilarated by restoring the rustic dwellings, planting a garden, and learning the secrets of fermentation, the group is soon divided by intense romantic and sexual relationships, jealousies, slights and suspicions. And as winter settles in, their experiment begins to feel not only misguided, but deeply isolating and dangerous. Caite Dolan-Leach spins a poignant and deeply human tale with sharp insights into our modern anxieties, our collective failures, and the timeless desire to withdraw from the world. Praise for We Went to the Woods “We Went to the Woods is a chillingly cautionary tale for the twenty-first century, an enthralling story of failed nobility and the consequences of trying to escape from a world that will never let you go. Caite Dolan-Leach’s prose is both nimble and elegantly evocative, leading the reader through the idyllic pastures and deadly pitfalls of a rustic experiment gone wrong. As five hopeful idealists try to live off the land, the reader sees their friendships blossom, and yet we hardly dare look, knowing as the seasons turn that something even darker than winter is on its way.”—Christopher J. Yates, author of Grist Mill Road and Black Chalk
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Babes in the Woods

Hoadley offers this fun guide for women who want to be wild--but not suffer for their time in the wilderness.

Author: Bobbi Hoadley

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 0762725303

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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Hoadley offers this fun guide for women who want to be wild--but not suffer for their time in the wilderness. She introduces back country adventures for the novice and experienced camper alike. Illustrations.
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Hatchet

This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover.

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442403321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.
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Last Child in the Woods

The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s ...

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565125865

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.
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Foraging the Ozarks

Foraging the Ozarks, written by local wilderness expert Bo Brown, highlights about a hundred commonly found edibles in the Interior Highlands, from ubiquitous herbs to endemic species.

Author: Bo Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493042586

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The Ozark Mountains in Missouri and Arkansas have had a long history of foraging since indigenous tribes such as the Osage, Quapaw, and Kickapoo sporadically inhabited the area and utilized the rich natural resources. Settlers from the Appalachians came later and survived on what they could find, trap, and hunt. Foraging remains a major activity among the Ozarks’ outdoor community, supported in large part by established local restaurateurs and other buyers of wild herbs, berries, and nuts. Foraging the Ozarks, written by local wilderness expert Bo Brown, highlights about a hundred commonly found edibles in the Interior Highlands, from ubiquitous herbs to endemic species. With sidebars, recipes, helpful tips, and toxin warnings throughout, Foraging the Ozarks is the only guidebook the Ozark outdoor enthusiast will need to pick it, cook it, and eat it.
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Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories An Acorn Book Mister Shivers 2

Dive into these spooky stories from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier, perfect for beginning readers!

Author: Max Brallier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338615432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Dive into these spooky stories from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier, perfect for beginning readers!
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The Lost Kitchen

Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719), helping her father at the griddle in his diner.

Author: Erin French

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780553448443

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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An evocative, gorgeous four-season look at cooking in Maine, with 100 recipes No one can bring small-town America to life better than a native. Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719), helping her father at the griddle in his diner. An entirely self-taught cook who used cookbooks to form her culinary education, she now helms her restaurant, The Lost Kitchen, in a historic mill in the same town, creating meals that draw locals and visitors from around the world to a dining room that feels like an extension of her home kitchen. The food has been called “brilliant in its simplicity and honesty” by Food & Wine, and it is exactly this pure approach that makes Erin’s cooking so appealing—and so easy to embrace at home.
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How to Live in the Woods on Pennies a Day

Bradford Angier did it, and now shows how anyone—even today—can find free or cheap land, build a home, find food, preserve it, keep warm, find employment, and even get a mail-order education out where the land is beautiful, game and ...

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811766319

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Bradford Angier did it, and now shows how anyone—even today—can find free or cheap land, build a home, find food, preserve it, keep warm, find employment, and even get a mail-order education out where the land is beautiful, game and fish abound, and man can reduce life to its essentials or live in great comfort on nature’s credit card. Striking out for the northland is easy with this realistic look at the pros and cons of wilderness living and advice on where to write for specifics on transportation, local weather conditions, homesteading, and career opportunities. For a week or for years, food—and electric bills—are never a problem with instructions on building underground, running-stream, or river bank refrigerators. The food cache stays full with details on: Building a smoke house Making jerky, covered-wagon style Curing meat with salt and spices Curing bear hams and bacon Making wild game sausage Using bayberries for seasoning, candles, soap Building a log cabin is simple enough when a skilled woodsman explains how to: Peel, season, and preserve logs Lay out the floor plan Prepare the foundation Use pioneer ways of leveling, squaring Lift logs easily Make doors, windows, floor, roof Do the caulking and chinking Make basic furniture
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