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Spring Foraging Class – 4/28/18…

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Hit the woods and dig up some grub on Saturday April 28 with BigPig Outdoors.

Go here to sign up: Spring Foraging

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Fall P.E.M.U. Recipes…

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Another fall foraging class in the books!

I have been busy gathering acorns and just now getting around to posting recipes for the food we didn’t cook on the campfire:

Watercress Soup

Lamb’s Quarter Artichoke dip – just substitute lamb’s quarter for spinach

Acorn cookies – Bridget used this one for cookies but substituted 1 1/2 C almond flour, 1/2c regular flour. She also added 3 tablespoons butter, 2 eggs, and glazed the top with maple syrup coconut sugar reduction

The acorn cookies above were made by Tara, the leader of the Hurricane Wives Club, as comfort food while our loved ones weathered Hurricane Matthew. I wasn’t worried, but I ate more than my fair share..
1 cup acorn flour & 2 cups all-purpose
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda & 1 tsp hot water
1 tsp vannila extract
chocolate chips
Mix eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients. Cook at 350 for ~ 10 mins
The tribe sets out…

Swamp time…

 

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Harry’s meal tickets..

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Campfire feast..

To find out about future foraging classes, go here: P.E.M.U.

Feral Kids Wanted…

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“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”
Richard LouvLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Halfway through the book I am reading for a project, I realize I need to do my part.

BPO’s new kid policy for foraging classes:

Kids under twelve are free with a parent or guardian

Kids aged 12 – 16 are half price ($25) with a parent or guardian

Learn more here: http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/poisonous–edible–medicinal—-useful-plants.html

 

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Fall Foraging & Survival 101 Dates Announced…

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Old Man Winter called me today and said it’s time to get the schedule out..

Survival 101:

http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/survival-101-1.html

Fall foraging class will be Saturday, September 24th:

http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/poisonous–edible–medicinal—-useful-plants.html

 

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Rescuing Naked Foragers…

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Three worlds collide in a BigPig news update..

Due to technical difficulties, a.k.a. moving further into the mountains, I have had limited computer access of late, but stuff has been brewing in the land of many pigs..

Two foraging events:

Spring Poisonous, Edible, Medicinal & Useful workshop is scheduled for Sunday, April 10. You can find out more here: http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/poisonous–edible–medicinal—-useful-plants.html

I will be the keynote speaker at the awesome North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend. I wrote about this event a couple years ago, and I am honored to be speaking about foraging and survival. There are a ton of great instructors at this family event.To learn more about this event, click here:  http://wildfoodadventures.com/workshops/category/north-carolina-wild-food-weekend-association/

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Search & Rescue:

Lot’s of good stuff brewing with the BUSAR team, including attending the Virginia SAR conference. I will be teaching a 2 day “Wilderness Survival for SAR Personnel” class and the BUSAR boys will be leading daily PT sessions. Click here to learn more:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?ui=2&ik=26b9e98f08&view=att&th=152612ba84283c9b&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_ijnengnd0&safe=1&zw

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-virginia-sar-council-sar-conference-tickets-20784514041

Also lined up is the Virginia SAREX in May. Click here to read more about this full scale SAR exercise. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_MEYv9Akm8ZHpaX3BVMlFEVWc/view

Naked, but not Afraid!! 

Last year, I had the pleasure of training Melissa LeEllen for her episode of Naked & Afraid. Her episode will be aired this season, possibly in July. I will make another post as we get closer, but you can read more here: http://www.melissaleellen.com/ Go Melissa!!

BigPig Outdoors Gift Cards…

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BigPig Outdoor’s Gift Certificates are now available. Give the gifts that keeps on giving, knowledge and experience. Perfect for that outdoor enthusiast in the family.

Our gift certificates are redeemable for any of our programs and have no expiration date.

Available in $50, $100, and $175

Email bigpigoutdoors@gmail.com to order