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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Let's say I am in a forest in central europe, what wild tree can I use it's fibros peel to make cordage. I tried with wild hazelnut tree(the kind of hazelnut tree with a lot of branches growing from the base making it look like a giant bush) and I couldn't peel the skin from the wood in one piece.
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    There is a very strange fruit called the Boadark Apple (aka Osage Orange) that grows from the Ozarks down into East Texas. Almost no animals other than horses and possiblly possums will eat the fruit. The fruit is about the same size as a small grapefruit and has a bright green, pebbly skin...
  3. Knives, Swords & Axes
    Since it seems that you and many of the others are quite knowledgeable about pretty much everything, i have a question to ask about vintage/old axes. Figured id ask about one of these Axes I've come across and actually have in my possession at the moment. I can not find any information on it...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi All Planted two apple tree in my backyard, a Zestar and a Buckeye Gala. The Zestar is larger, while the buckeye gala is just a long twig. In any case, they both started out the spring great. Then I noticed the smaller one was getting something on the leaves, but my work was too busy for me...
  5. Urban Survival
    preparing your BOL/retirement land, prior to actually moving there? I'm winding down on paying off my mortgage, and once that is done my next big purchase will be a BOL/retirement land. I live in a suburb, and unless something drastically changes in my life, I estimate that it may be around 15...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I didn't find a thread on this topic but I wanted to know your thoughts. I'd like to help out more than just myself, so thoughts that may not directly involve my situation are welcome. We're in the market to buy a home, we want to have a self sufficient mini farm so we're looking for land...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Every year I go through catalogs trying to figure out what we can grow here. I have a long wish list. I had 'Tea' on my list but for some reason I was not able to find the latin species name for tea [Camellia sinensis], so the past few years I had skipped it. Then 2 weeks ago, a coupon that I...
  8. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I was walking along the edge of the woods near my parent's house, when i came across these small trees/shrubs. They looked like they might be a type of fruit bearing tree, so i cleared out the privets and yaupons from around them. I haven't seen them bloom yet, so i dont know quite what that...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Fruit trees are often over looked asset to the urban survivalist. Most people live in a neighborhood where the fence line goes straight back, makes a 90 degree turn, runs across the backyard, makes another 90 degree turn and goes back to the house. What is planted in the 90 degree turns...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This "thing" will get about 20 feet tall, produces a large amount of fruit and it popular with the local wildlife. The bush, shrub, tree (whatever it is) is popular in the southern part of the USA. Its also a favorite with the local wildlife. Location: East Texas Date: July 19, 2008
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    i was woulding how long do you have to wait after let say a dirty bomb goes off can you havest the fuit off the trees that you have planted in the garden do you have to let a couple of growing cycles go by before being allowed to eat the fuit off the trees i have been planing to plant a few...
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