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Preparing acorns to be a nutritious source of food

Preparing acorns to be a nutritious source of food | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Many people are not aware that acorns are edible. Acorns are high in protein, fiber, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, and other minerals and with tannins removed, they offer a sweetish taste making them an excellent option for use in stews and breads. The best tasting acorns come from Emory oak, white oak, live oak, and bur oak and with over 450 species of oak worldwide (30 species in the United States alone), you’ll have no shortage of acorn trees to choose from. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/food-procurement/edible-wild-plants/preparing-acorns-nutritious-food-source-remove-tannin
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Is human waste OK to use for compost or fertilizer?

Is human waste OK to use for compost or fertilizer? | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Any farmer will tell you that when it comes to efficiently growing food, compost is “black gold”. But some fear that fertilizer or compost made from human waste could be at risk of containing heavy metals, pathogens, or pharmaceuticals causing many environmentalists to consider it unsafe for enhancing plant growth. Others however, counter that contaminants are already part of our environment – they’re in the soil, water, and food we currently consume – and compost made from human wastes is no more unsafe than the soil that our food is already grown in. Fact is, no scientific evidence currently exists proving either stance is right or wrong. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/farming/is-human-feces-waste-ok-for-compost-fertilizer
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How to open a metal can without using a can opener

How to open a metal can without using a can opener | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
It happens to the best of us. You have the food but forgot the eating utensils or plates. When it comes to canned food, failing to bring the can opener may seem like an end-of-the-world disaster – unless you know these simple methods for opening a metal can without using a can opener. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/general-repair/how-to-open-a-metal-can-without-using-a-can-opener
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Cool food - part 2

Although we cannot confirm that their presentation make them taste any better, here is part 2 of cool art made out of food. http://geekslop.com/2014/cool-food-part-2
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Build a cheap min-greenhouse out of old shelving units

Build a cheap min-greenhouse out of old shelving units | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
A greenhouse is great for starting off young seedlings or growing plants year-round. By utilizing transparent barriers around the greenhouse framework, solar radiation is allowed to enter the greenhouse (heating it up) while retaining heat and moisture needed for optimal plant growth. Here’s how to build a simple, and cheap, mini-greenhouse using an old shelving unit and clear polycarbonate roofing material. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/farming/build-cheap-min-greenhouse-shelving-units
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