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When I was a boy, I used to head out into the woods behind my house with a friend and collect a bunch of plants, mushrooms, and rocks—called them “ingredients.” Then we’d pretend to cook, mix, and eat this stuff to survive out in the woods before we retired into the house when it got too dark. Had we known as kids that you could actually eat a lot of the stuff we were collecting, our mothers probably would’ve freaked out. While I don’t suggest letting your kids go wild eating what they find in the yard, it might be a fun idea to show them how to live off the land a little, and you’ll definitely want to know…

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John Bishop

Category Outdoor

Type article

Duration 5 min
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