Teaching The Future Generation, Part 3: Foraging

| 3/25/2015 4:04:00 PM

Traci N SmithThese articles will be written so as to help everyone from all walks of life (or as close as I can get to it) and I always appreciate feedback on them. If you have ideas on ways to teach others skills, feel free to leave it in the comments or to join the conversation on Facebook!

So here we go with the third skill!


You and your family are on a road trip when the car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Your cell phone is dead. There is zero traffic on the road. And the nearest town is 20 miles away. What would you do? While this is not a likely scenario for most, it is for others. What would you do if you ran out of food and had no money to get more? Or no way to get to the store? What if you couldn’t find seeds to plant for a garden? On a less dire note, what if you just wanted to go spend a week in the woods and live off the land with no modern conveniences? How would you eat? How would you get water? How would you survive?

Foraging for our food is one of the oldest skills of mankind. So why have most people forgotten it? The long and short answer is progress. We no longer rely on skills such as this as an everyday need. We can just pop over to the store and buy whatever we need. So who needs to remember how to forage for food? Right? Wrong. Everyone needs to know how to forage for their own food.

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