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Five Survival Plants Every Wild Food Forager Should Know

Five Survival Plants Every Wild Food Forager Should Know

These five survival plants every wild food forager should know and be able to identify is the first step in wild crafting. Learning the safe identification and testing of edible plants and weeds can be a life saving self sufficiency skill that can put a variety of food on your family’s dinner table during hard times or healthier every day eating. Many sustainable edible food plants can be found in urban, suburban and rural areas.

Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or “wild” habitat, for food or medicinal purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas. Care is taken to only remove a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.

Here are the fabulous five wild food plants:

  • Cattails

  • Burdock

  • Pignut

  • Silverweed

  • Stinging Nettle

The five plants in this article are easily identifiable, widely distributed, relatively common, easily processed, between them represent available food year-round and provide a very favorable return on energy invested. From a survival perspective, they should be at the top of your list of plants to learn as quoted in the article.

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Five Survival Plants Every Wild Food Forager Should Know
Five Survival Plants Every Wild Food Forager Should Know

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Guide To Elderberry Identification

Guide To Elderberry Identification

This is amazing guide to the Elderberry identification for beginning wild food foraging enthusiasts will share how to safely gather Elderberries, one of nature’s gifts that also is full of health benefits. This in depth article covers so many different aspects of elderberries from the history, appearance (leaves, flowers, berries), where to find where they…Continue Reading

Clickable Library of Edible Wild Food Foraging Plants

Clickable Library of Edible Wild Food Foraging Plants

This clickable library of edible wild food foraging plants can be an amazing source of distinguishing features, edible parts, habitats and pictures of each plant making identification easier. You can find a state extension office or another trusted source in your city to double check (take them a sample of the plant) before consumption. If…Continue Reading