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Hi Folks, thought I's share my Saturday with you. I went out to my friend's farm with a few goals in mind. I wanted to gather a few materials for future camp projects, make a flint and steel fire after a brief rain as it turned out, and look see for some forageables. Here is a slightly doctored photo of the sky at 9am



I set my stuff down, grabbed my saw and axe and headed off into the woods.



I didn't get very far when I heard a nice rolling thunder from above. So I boogied pack to set up a cover.


Figured I'd change my plan and make a fire, and have some coffee. found some sage, grass and leaves for a starter.



my fire works:


No pictures of the details but I almost lost it.


I said almost


Coffee kit






Time for some work:




I really wanted to gather twelve poles but it was getting a bit boring, save some for later I thought. I wanted to do a little exploration of the area and see what else I could find, I had seen some turkey earlier and could hear the gobbler nearby. Never did get a pic. Hey, I'll take some photos of my bag I rigged up from a purse I found at the thrift store instead.



My wife is right, the main reason I bought the flour was for the bag-very good flour though.


The back, I attached in the manner of an old map case I have. Strap is from that old bag until I can make another.

Out and about some greens I could not identify. Please help if you can. Really.

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The ones I could.






I've eaten a few of the cactus fruits, but not these pads. I don't think they'd hurt you if you scorch off the stickers.
And I gathered a sack full of poke, lots of nice young ones growing profusely. Found a couple fungi, and some punk wood for making more tinder. My dog buddy had found some nice green, slick coww poop to waller in while I was playing with the fire.

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Hope you enjoyed it.


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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2015, 07:52:09 AM »
Nice time.  Coffee in the woods and a day of roaming is always a treat. 
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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 08:28:29 AM »
Great pictures. Looks like a nice quiet day in the woods. I love the way the air smeels when there is a storm close.

Your #3, 4, and 5 plants look very familiar. The first one, #3 are the stems square or round?

The last one #5 looks like it might be prickly lettuce.

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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 08:38:31 AM »
square or round? I'm not sure but I know what you mean. I didn't gather any of the questioned ones, should have at least looked closer. I'm gonna guess round stemmed if that helps lol.

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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 10:01:52 AM »
square or round? I'm not sure but I know what you mean. I didn't gather any of the questioned ones, should have at least looked closer. I'm gonna guess round stemmed if that helps lol.

Thanks for replying gents.

Square stems with leaves similar to those often indicate a plant in the mint family. A round stem might indicate something from the verbena family. It's really hard to tell until they make a flower, or unless you have prior experience with plants in the area.

As you can see, the serrated leaf edges and prominent veins are similar, but the hairy, round looking stems on your example mean it probably isn't a mint.


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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 10:08:53 AM »
Nice photos.  I could smell the coffee.

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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 12:48:29 PM »
It was plenty strong wsdstan. Thanks.

looks minty, wonder if it could be a nettle? next time I'll do more crushing, smelling, tasting
5. prickly lettuce. aka ?Opium lettuce? and it has been used historically as a sleep inducer, pain reliever and calmer of nerves.

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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 01:30:29 PM »
Might be catnip, too.....it's in the mint family and it's pretty pungent. :shrug:
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 05:40:22 PM »
You have some nice looking kit, you obviously prefer items of substance ( canvas/ leather, and wood ) enjoyed the photos, thanks for sharing  :cheers:
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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 07:07:50 PM »
Might be catnip, too.....it's in the mint family and it's pretty pungent. :shrug:

The only one I tasted was 4. It didn't taste bitter til after I chewed it some. Next time I will be more diligent take notes, buy a book
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 07:15:49 PM »
You have some nice looking kit, you obviously prefer items of substance ( canvas/ leather, and wood ) enjoyed the photos, thanks for sharing  :cheers:

Thanks zammer. I do like some classic stuff. There are a few heavier things I would maybe carry no matter what, but if I had to walk a long way I would change style right quick. The difference between a swiss canvas leather and a golite the same size is like a cast iron skillet and a pound of bacon, and the modern pack is more comfortable-just sayin'
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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 07:25:35 PM »
Oh yea, very nice! I like the looks of your equipment too. Buy right once was the way I was taught. It is nice to see things turning green around here. Thanks for posting.

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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 07:40:42 PM »
Nice pictures of your day out. What ya making?
I was out this weekend getting stuff for a project also.
What a great day to be outside.

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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 07:53:41 PM »
Thanks upthecreek, it's greening up soon to be followed by heat, which lets me forget about woods play and concentrate on my garden...small garden

Igm, no you were not. I didn't see any proof at least.  :chopwood:

I'm thinking of something along the lines of a baker style / canopy with sidewalls kinda thing for group shelter/shade/mess
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 08:01:25 PM »
You'll get pictures when I get something to show.
looking forward to your project.
What a great day to be outside.

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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2015, 08:12:08 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics of your time out!
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  Glad to see ya having some fun & foraging!
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  The striker in this pic is "strikingly" familiar. Looks like it worked well also. LOL



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Thanks again for the share!
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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2015, 08:48:58 PM »
Thanks, maybe you can remind me who made it.
I know his last name began with P which gives us the shape. Or was it just his nickname?
Yeah it works, I've always wanted to make a bigger hole in it though
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Re: A dabble in Dibble, OK. resulted in near excessive number of pics
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 07:05:18 PM »
Love the pics it looks like a great place. Those cactus are some good eating. You can scorch the pads remove the heavy sticker and skin em to get the middle meat out. After that stirfry, or add to a dutch oven type recipe. I'm kind of partial to the fruits. I loved that saw in the picture with what looks like a cherry handle? Either way some good looking stuff and a good looking day.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 07:14:20 PM »
I've heard that if you leave the stickers on, they really stick to your ribs. :P :shrug:
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2015, 10:35:45 PM »
Thank you for the pictures, it looks like a nice day out and about.
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2015, 06:12:36 AM »
I've heard that if you leave the stickers on, they really stick to your ribs. :P :shrug:

If they don't stick to your ribs it's a pretty safe bet that you won't have to worry about hemorrhoids for a few days after wards :)
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2015, 07:51:58 AM »
P for Petrified Wood... :)   (striker)

Do you have cocklebur down by you?  The one weed looks like what we have up here and I've always assumed it was cocklebur. 

Looks like a grand way to spend an afternoon. 

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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2015, 09:06:35 AM »
Wolfy and Pete, you guys are just too serious all the time; lighten up a little.

Hi WW. It could be c. burr since they are around, which one do you mean?

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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2015, 11:23:23 AM »
Which one? You mean there's more than one, icky sticky, pokey, scratchy cocklebur ?    I just pulled a glob of them off my shoe laces this morning... I HATE those things....


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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2015, 07:45:21 PM »
Which plant pic do you think might be c bur
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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2015, 07:52:01 PM »
There aren't any cockleburs in those pictures......belie ve me, I KNOW cockleburs! :pissed:
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2015, 08:32:36 PM »
Number 3 isn't a cocklebur?   

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2015, 08:59:57 PM »
Nope. :[
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2015, 03:23:42 PM »
Here's what a cocklebur looks like....

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/common_cocklebur.html

Here's a list of all kinds of broadleaves, grasses, sedges and aquatic weeds that you may wish to graze on....

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/weeds_intro.html
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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2015, 11:32:23 AM »
Well that sure looks like familiar land. great place to spend a day bushcrafting
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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2015, 10:49:21 AM »
Hello Kevin. How ya been?
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