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Foraging the Mountain West: Gourmet Edible Plants, Mushrooms, and Meat

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Author: Thomas J. Elpel, Kris Reed

There's food in them thar hills There is also food in the valleys, meadows, swamps, and all around town, too... maybe even in your own backyard. Foraging the Mountain West is a guide to harvesting and celebrating nature's abundance. Reach out and explore the world with your taste buds. Discover new delights you will never find at the store. Connect with nature on a deeper level by meeting, greeting, and eating the plants, fungi, and creatures that share the neighborhood. Become a little more self-sufficient, and a lot more aware.
Foraging the Mountain West is a hands-on manual for identifying, harvesting, and preparing real food. It is written for the backpacker who would rather bring more knowledge and fewer provisions into the wilderness. It is intended for the happy homemaker who wants to eat well and spend less. It is ideal for the creative chef who wants to explore new ingredients and impress diners with novel dishes.
The authors brought together years of experience and fun to show you, the prospective forager, what, when, where, why, and how to gather wild and feral plants, mushrooms, and neglected wayside crops. In addition, this is a guide for successful fishing without a pole, hunting without weapons, and shopping without money. This book will help you fill your freezer and satiate your appetite.
Foraging the Mountain West will help you dream in winter, cleanse in spring, forage in summer, and gorge in fall. The book includes hundreds of vivid color photos detailing every essential aspect of foraging. This guide is not meant to sit on your coffee table. It is meant to start a revolution

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Published: 06/01/2014
Pages: 338
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781892784360

About the Author
Elpel, Thomas J.: - Thomas Elpel's passion for the natural world started at a young age when he explored southwestern Montana with his grandmother, learning about edible and medicinal plants. He has become a widely recognized expert in wilderness survival, botany, and foraging. He founded Outdoor Wilderness Living School, LLC (OWLS) in Pony, Montana, where he teaches Stone Age survival skills to kids. He teaches adult classes on wilderness skills and sustainable living through his Green University, LLC. Tom teaches and writes to promote a closer and more interactive connection with the natural world.Reed, Kris: - Kris Reed came to Green University�LLC as a student in 2006, where he learned botany and gained a passion for foraging. He is now an instructor at G.U. and Outdoor Wilderness Living School. He doesn�t hear the earth asking for more technology to achieve sustainability, but for friends and partners who like getting dirty diggin� roots and plantin� seeds. The path towards communion is a happy belly.