BigPig Outdoors, Team BUSAR, and REI have teamed up and put lifesaving skills and knowledge in the hands of over 200 adventurers so far with the “Reality of Survival” series. We are headed back to REI Knoxville on April 11 to spread the word again. Click here for more info – REI Knoxville
Foraging class is set for Sunday April 14. Get your hands dirty and learn to dine on the wilds. Click here for more info – Spring foraging
Re-scheduled fall foraging class – Fall PEMU
Winter Survival 101 classes scheduled – Survival 101
Women’s Only Survival 101 class – Women of the Wild
BigPig Outdoors Calendar
The calendar for the rest of 2018 is posted up here: BPO Calendar
Stay tuned for REI class date announcements and 2019 Survival 101 dates.
Hit the woods and dig up some grub on Saturday April 28 with BigPig Outdoors.
Go here to sign up: Spring Foraging
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:
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
1 tsp baking soda & 1 tsp hot water
1 tsp vannila extract
Mix eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients. Cook at 350 for ~ 10 mins
The tribe sets out…
Harry’s meal tickets..
To find out about future foraging classes, go here: P.E.M.U.
“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 Louv, Last 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
Same time, same place, different date. The Poisonous, Edible, Medicinal, & Useful Plants class has been moved to Sunday, June 15th. http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/poisonous–edible–medicinal—-useful-plants.html
Come join us the day before for the Tracking Workshop on Saturday, June 14th http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/tracking.html