Phase 1 "Be Strong, Be Wrong" foraging expedition. Notes from the Wild

Wisdom from the plant kingdom spread by Dario Cortese.

On plants:
  • Weeds contain more minerals than the vegetable crops they grow between
  • Young vegetable shoots are a better source of vitamin-C than Citrus fruit
  • Worms in fruits always go for the most nutritious parts so they show the way
General health stuff:
  • Sleeping head down and walking down hill are good for the lymph system
  • Rinse the mouth with sesame-oil for 15 min to clean away bacteria
  • Always search online for plant information using the Latin name, this removes at least 60% of bullshit
  • Fasting is only advised when you are fit and healthy, otherwise you may be overwhelmed by the poisons that your body releases. Thin people fast less long.
  • Theanine does not exist, only caffeine (NOTE: not sure what this means by 'exist' but “Theanine” aka 5-N-ethyl-glutamine or gamma-glutamylethylamide is the major free amino acid in tea, 1–2% dry weight of leaf)

Dario’s site: http://www.divjahrana.si
His leaflet how_to_eat_wild accompanying Resilients phase 01.

from Dario’s Library:
  • The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America - François Couplan (the world expert according to Dario)
  • Wildpflanzen für die Küche - François Couplan (in German)
  • Wild Food - Roger Phillips
  • Le régal végétal - François Couplan (also excellent, in French)
  • Wildwachsende Pflanzen in unsere Ernahrung - Koschtschejew
  • Edible Garden Weeds of Canada - Adam F. Szczawinski / Nancy J. Turner
  • Wild Vegetables of Canada - Adam F. Szczawinski / Nancy J. Turner
  • Edible Wildfruits and Nuts of Canada - Adam F. Szczawinski / Nancy J. Turner
  • The Earthwise Herbal, a complete guide to medicinal plants - Matthew Wood (two volumes: New / Old World)
  • The Book of Herbal Wisdom, using plants as medicines - Matthew Wood
  • The Lost Language of Plants, the ecological importance of plant medicines to life on earth - Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers, the secrets of ancient fermentation - Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • Domače lekarna - Simona Ašiča (Slovenian monk)
  • Mind-Altering and Poisonous Plants of the World, a scientifically accurate guide to 1200 toxic and intoxicating plants - Michael Wink / Ben-Erik van Wyk
  • Medicinal Plants of the World - Michael Wink / Ben-Erik van Wyk
  • Invasive Plant Medicine, the ecological benefits and healing abilities of invasives - Timothy Lee Scott
  • Wild Fermentation, the flavor, nutrition and craft of live-culture foods - Sandor Ellix Katz
  • The Art of Fermentation - an in-depth exploration of essential concepts and processes from around the world - Sandor Ellix Katz
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Food - Wardeh Harmon
  • Tsukemono, japanese pickling recipes - Ikuko Hisamatsu
  • Borreliose naturlich heilen, ethnomedizinisches wissen, ganzheitliche behandlung und praktische anwendungen - Wolf-Dieter Storl
  • Healing Lyme, natural healing and prevention of lyme borreliosis and its coinfections - Stephen Harrod Buhner
  • The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments - Bryan Rosner

Phase 2 / Notes from the Sky:

Notes from the Unmanned remote sensing operations.

Ideas for possible missions with the Bromor UAV during the Resilients workshop:
  • mapping the remains of the WW2 forest army hospitals
  • mapping Roman archaeological remains
  • wild goats mission
  • raspberry mission: mapping the various raspberry fields to examine the relevance of differences in growing conditions
  • mapping ticks in meadows with low altitude quadrocopter
  • mapping caloric value of the landscape
  • mapping underground water-streams and lakes
  • dragonline mission, exploring possible stone rubble pyramids
  • mountain bear mission
  • mapping pyramidal structures and patterns in the forests and search for algorythms in it

No goats, but we ourselves are in P1010694 top left of the image.

Phase 3 / UR apprenticeship:

Notes from the Data display workshop.

UAV terminology:

  • Orthophoto: image taken from above, corrected so you can measure distances in it
  • Ground Controle Points: points on the ground for which you have exact coordinates to place images
  • Spectoral Signature: ways to identify objects and via an algorithm
  • Leaf Area Index: the percentage of leaf-forest in a landscape
  • Hyper Spectoral Imagery: currently the most advanced technology giving layers of data
  • T - Take Off Point: from the launch the UAV goes here and taxis until further orders
  • R - Rally Point: from here you engage final approach to landing zone
  • P - Parachute: final drop in the landing zone
  • Loiter: taxiing circle you can put anywhere and give a specific radius
  • Convoy mode: have the UAV follow you if you are on the move
  • Target mode: follow a moving target (car etc)
  • mobile ecology app list for field-work in ecology for both android/iphone os

“They are better known as stealthy killing machines to take out suspected terrorists with pinpoint accuracy. But drones are also being put to more benign use in skies across several continents to track endangered wildlife, spot poachers, and chart forest loss.”


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  • Last modified: 2013-03-11 08:59
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