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If you are looking to master survival in Norh American and you aren’t studying the native Americans, well, you are missing the boat. Lets talk about a people who have lived on this continent for 10’s of thousands of years. Undisturbed for the vast majority of that time, these people figured out the best ways to manage the land and how to live, sustainably, off of it. It was either that or all die out! From gardening to galloping, the natives American’s truly dominated the North American landscape with their command of the region.
This is a great article about the Cherokee in particulare and how they used the trees of southern Appalachia for food, medicine and craft. Trees are a four seasons resource that can be incredibly helpful if you know which ones are best and what to do with them.