Organic Rubbish

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Organic
CATEGORY: Rotten

DEGRADES: 60 days
DECAYS TO: Organic Soil

DESCRIPTION:
Purely a product of decay, this has gone almost past the point of any usefulness. Being organic, it will burn, but it generally has too much moisture to burn well. Generally the best use is to let it rot fully until it becomes soil.

COST: 1 LP

Pole Stick

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Wood
CATEGORY: Raw

DEGRADES: 90 days
DECAYS TO: Rotten Wood
DECAYS FROM: Water, Insects

DESCRIPTION:
Occassionally you can find a Branch that is long enough to be used as a pole, but much of the time you will need to cut down small trees to get a good pole. If you can find a small dead tree that you can knock down without cutting, the quality of the pole will already be not so great. Depending on the use, you may need to break small branches off of it.

COST: 30 LP

(08) Burn Fast, Burn Slow

Radiation kills, even when the source is 93 million miles away. Even if you keep your body temperature down and your hydration level up, over-exposure to the Sun's ultraviolet rays can cause acute sun poisoning that can be fatal.

Abandoned Field

TYPE: Conditions
SUBTYPE: Landscape
CATEGORY: Unnatural
SUBCATEGORY: Rural

OCCURRENCE:
Default: Very Rare
Desert: Rare
Forest: Uncommon
Grasslands: Common

Cattail Fluff

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Fiber

DEGRADES: 10 days
DECAYS TO: Organic Rubbish
DECAYS FROM: Moisture

DESCRIPTION:
Collected from the seed heads in late fall to early winter, this makes excellent insulation.

REFERENCE:
https://www.permacultureproject.com/plant-of-the-month-cattail-the-super...

COST: 30 LP

Fire Ploughing

TYPE: Skill
SUBTYPE: Fire Making
CATEGORY: Ember Creation
SUBCATEGORY: Primitive

REQUIRES: STR, STR, STR, END, END, END, DEX
TOOLS NEEDED:
Fire Plough Baseboard
Crude Fire Spindle OR Carved Fire Spindle

DESRIPTION:
A more sophisticated form of rubbing two sticks together, one being large, hard, and immobile, the other softer that you move back and forth along a groove carved into the larger one. The friction shaves off pieces of the stick and eventually gets them red hot.

Arrowhead Beetle

TYPE: Resource
SUBTYPE: Animal
CATEGORY: Insect
SIZE: Medium Small
SUBCATEGORY: Weevil
SIZE: Medium

OCCURRENCE:
Default: None
Wetland: Common

DESCRIPTION:
The larva of this weevil makes an excellent bait for fish. You can find it on green cattails that are going brown at the bottom of the leaf and main stalk.

REFERENCE:
http://www.eattheweeds.com/cattails-a-survival-dinner/

COST: 50 LP

Green Cattail Spike

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Food
CATEGORY: Raw

DEGRADES: 1 day
DECAYS TO: Organic Rubbish
DECAYS FROM: Moisture, Warmth

DESCRIPTION:
These immature flower stalks of the cattail plant are edible after being boiled for 10 - 20 minutes or roasted.

COST: 20 LP

Cattail Rhizome

TYPE: Material
SUBTYPE: Food
CATEGORY: Raw
SUBCATEGORY: Tuber

DEGRADES: 60 days
DECAYS TO: Spoiled Food
DECAYS FROM: Warmth

DESCRIPTION:
Buried in the muck at the base of the cattail plant, these one-inch thick underground roots have a spongy outer layer that when removed reveals a sweet but filling fibrous core. These can be processed to make a flour. They are at their peak in late fall.

Mucking

TYPE: Skill
SUBTYPE: Resource Gathering

DESCRIPTION:
Once soil becomes waterlogged, digging becomes an entirely different experience, It is slightly easier to dig into, but it sticks to everything, especially when decaying organic matter builds up in a low-oxygen environment.

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