Monday, May 16, 2011

A Non-Cooking Interlude

In case you haven't noticed, I have a thing about skills.

In particular, I want to master skills that are old, that are things our predecessors knew. Food preservation is part of that. Canning, sausage making, cheese making, these are all just scratching the surface. Foraging is something I'd like more guidance with. This past weekend I took a big step for me and participated in a Wilderness Survival Skills course. I have never packed so light for a weekend in the woods and now I know I can pack even lighter. I'm much more comfortable starting a fire and getting really close to it to tend it. I now understand the basics of shelter building.

Another thing I know? That my husband and I make an incredible team.

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