Wild Food ForagingFive 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
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Melissa Francis
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Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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