Bushcraft Show 2013 Presentation
I was among the expert speakers on the main stage at the Bushcraft Show 2013.
I’ve had a lot of people asking me about the content of the talk and I’m delighted to be able to share it here on my blog.
The video above combines a recording of my talk with the slides I used for the presentation.
Foraging is fashionable, with many people are taking a greater interest in wild foods gathered from the countryside.
But there is a big difference between sampling some tasty wayside nibbles – or even taking a bag full of leaves home for a wild salad – and being able to live from the land.
In my talk, I examine key differences between casual foraging and the ability to sustain yourself from the land before providing an approach for the modern forager to collect the calories they need to stay alive.
Along the way I draw on ethnographic examples, anthropological and archaeological research as well as recorded history to illustrate key points.
I hope you find the video as interesting as the audience at the Bushcraft Show found the live presentation.
Please leave your comments below…
Cook, J. 2013. Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind. British Museum Press.
Revedina, Arangurenb, Becattinia, Longoc, Marconid, Lippie, Skakunf, Sinitsynf, Spiridonovag, and Svobodah, 2010. Thirty thousand-year-old evidence of plant food processing. 10.1073/pnas.1006993107
Wrangham, R., 2010. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. Profile Books.
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