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Larry D. Olsen, Author "Outdoor Surviva1
Mel and Becky Homeschoolers
Arthur Schwartz host of With Food Talk on WOR Radio
Natural Health magazine 7-8/96
Shooting Industry 10/96
Soldier of Fortune magazine.
"Dining on the Wilds" is a program designed to teach. I have reviewed the material and find it to be extensive. informative and a pleasurable experience. The teachers seem to know what they're talking about.
If you really want to 1earn about edible wild plants "Dining on the Wilds" will not only get you started but will lead you to excellence in identification, harvesting and preparation of literally hundreds of edible and useful plants in the wilds.
Larry D. Olsen, Author "Outdoor Surviva1 Skills"
"It's amazing! Even our 4 and 6 year old children are learning faster than some adults by watching Dining on the Wilds video set. Our homeschooler age 12 wants to make your course part of his schooling. I'm confident our children could survive, if they had to, by dining on the wilds!"
Mel and Becky in Florida
Are you the same John Goude that produced the Dining on the Wilds video set? I recently purchased them and find them a good resource.
University of South Florida
"Dining on the Wilds", It's an impressive presentation.
author of "Cooking in a Small Kitchen", "What to Cook When You Think There's Nothing in the House" , and "Soup Suppers"
"... the incredibly informative guide covers everything from foraging desert treats to identifying poisonous plants."
"'Dining on the Wilds' teaches hunters to live off the land and to supplement their wild game meals with wild edible plants."... "'Dining on the Wilds' could also be useful in a survival situation where the only food available is what nature provides."
DINING ON THE WILDS
As a practicing roadside ruminant, it. is easy to spot writers who have read a couple "survival" handbooks from those who routinely graze nature's veggie patch. Aside from the green things stuck in their teeth, we mean.
Although we make light of it, knowing what you can eat in the wild and what will kill you is serious business. It's not something you want to learn by trial and error when the time comes. It's a skill best learned beforehand, from someone who knows.
The Dining on the Wilds video series of six tapes, complete with a syllabus and Wild Plants to Eat workbook, is the best thing we've seen come down the pike that isn't actual field experience.
Presented by folks with excellent been-there-done-that credentials, the video series is lucid, entertaining and sound education. It covers the full subject: wild edibles of the yard, roadside and meadow, seacoast, wetlands, desert, mountains, mushrooms, poisonous plants, herbs; plus specific treatment of the Northwest and Eastern and Central regions and demonstrations of such arts as threshing and handling acorns, yucca, cattail, prickly pear and domestic flowers - more than 300 in all.
We're admitted tool freaks, but when it comes to wilderness survival, knowledge is more important than tools: Knowledge will never break, sink or be left at camp. And keeping your belly full is the most important consideration.