Archive for December, 2012

Edible Wild Plants: Field Garlic / Wild Garlic (Allium Vineale)

Field Garlic (Allium Vineale) aka Wild Garlic is a tough and very rank species which infests fields, pastures and roadsides of the Atlantic states and from New York southward so often flavors the late-winter and early-spring milk with garlic oil, is apparently not valued as human food. It belongs in the excessively strong-flavored series of […]

Winter Driving Techniques

A fairly nasty winter storm will be affecting the region where I live today with total accumulation ranging from 3 to 5 inches of snow. So with that being the case I figured it would be a perfect time to write up an article about Winter Driving Techniques so we can make sure that everyone […]

Edible Wild Plants: Winter Cress / Yellow Rocket (Barbarea Vulgaris)

Winter Cress (Barbarea Vulgaris) also known as Yellow Rocket is one of the most commonly found winter wild edible plants. The leaves are available all year round, even in the winter, especially if the weather is mild. Winter is a tough time for foragers stuck in a northern climate zone. Leaves have fallen and are […]

Review: UCO 9 Hour Emergency Candles

During our recent major storm that hit our region, Hurricane Sandy, we got a taste of what it would be like during an extended power outage. One of the best things that we had on hand was ways to light our house during the night. And even though we had flashlights (mainly the Fenix flashlight) […]

Edible Wild Plants: Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum Trilobum)

The Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum Trilobum) is a deciduous shrub growing to 4-5 m tall. The bark is gray and rough and has a scaly texture. The stems arch and are very dense, and the twigs are a reddish-brown color. The leaves are opposite, three-lobed, 6-12 cm long and 5-10 cm broad, with a rounded base […]