Author Archives: Nature's Access

About Nature's Access

I am a Grandfather of six and father of three. I have been married for 32 years. I am a veteran of the Army with eight years of service and one combat tour. I have a bachelors degree in History and Military Science. I love the outdoors. I am a proud Christian. I have many interest and love to research anything that I lack knowledge in. Wild edibles/herbal medicines and survival are passions of mine and I love sharing what I know.

Un-Common Milkweed

Most of us grew up with the knowledge that Common Milkweed is poisonous. We were taught that one of the only creatures that can eat Milkweed is the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar.  By eating the leaves, the Monarch ingest the poison … Continue reading

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Mid Summers Best Wild Vegetable

It’s Mid July. It’s hot and humid. The sun has already dried up the Spring bounty. So what is there that makes foraging worth the effort this time of year? How about one of the most nutritious vegetables known to … Continue reading

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Compromise, The Eighth Deadly Sin

Compromise, as defined by Merriam-Webster: : a way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or dispute : something that combines the qualities of two different … Continue reading

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Survival Trash

When I think of survival, I sometimes overlook the obvious. I’m looking for wild edibles, good drinking water, shelter and fire material from the natural surrounding around me. The obvious around me that I overlook? The trash so irresponsibly left … Continue reading

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Plants To Be Aware Of

So this is a cheesy re-post. Why would I be so lazy? Well, simply, because Spring has sprung, Summer is around the corner and so is camping, fishing, hiking and foraging. Why should I spend valuable time writing a blog … Continue reading

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Some flowers from this Spring.

Learning survival means you are out in the woods looking for various flora that can be used. Just because you looking for potential food stores, it doesn’t mean you don’t stop and “smell the roses”, so to speak. It’s been … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers by Jeffrey Yenior Available soon.

During my studies of Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants, I have had the pleasure of photographing many flowers with an artistic intent. Many of which will soon be available through ImageKind. Below are some of the images that will be … Continue reading

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Hairy Bittercress Time!

Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta) is what’s for dinner. Today is March 12. Many a March 12 is still under a fairly large carpet of white, but not this year. Even if it were, the tasty little plant would still be under … Continue reading

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Spring Hasn’t Sprung, But It’s About To.

March is just a few day’s away. It’s a real transition month…sometimes. Sometimes it can just plain be cold and April plays the transitional role. But looking at my crystal ball and the long-range forecast, I would venture to say, … Continue reading

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Risk Assessment for Survival

Risk Assessment may be one of the most important survival skills there is. So exactly what is it? Well, sometimes you run into a situation that your gut instincts tell you what not to do or what to do. For … Continue reading

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