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Wild Edible Plants
« on: June 14, 2013, 11:48:39 AM »
This is an area of interest for me. Just because you canít buy it in the supermarket doesnít mean that you canít eat it or that it wonít taste great. .  While there are some wild plants that I have no problem eating I have always stayed away from fungi for fear of collecting the wrong type. I found this website that has oceans of information on the subject of wild edibles. It has opened my eyes to possibilities  That I would not have considered. It is well worth checking out.

Here is the link: http://www.ediblewildfood.com/
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Re: Wild Edible Plants
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 04:17:56 PM »
Not only food, but medicines also. Some of the "WEEDS" and flowers in your back yard have medicinal uses that your Great grand parents used daily.
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Re: Wild Edible Plants
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 12:00:19 PM »
I have done quite a bit of research etc. into wild edibles this summer. I am not at all convinced that you could ever get the required amount of calories on a regular basis from wild edibles alone. Add in some wild game and it is a different matter. Without hunting and fishing I do not believe that wilderness survival would be possible except for a short duration.
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Re: Wild Edible Plants
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 12:32:12 PM »
Here is a link to a very interesting article on Native Amerind diet...

http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional-diets/guts-and-grease

To go "primitive" is not for the squeamish and in no way resembles the romanticized version of survival or wilderness living.
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Re: Wild Edible Plants
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 01:22:08 AM »
Knowing what to do with the surplus of food when you find it, will determine who can just survive in the wild and who can live in the wild. You need to know how to smoke, dry and store the food that you have and protect it from foraging animals. A wolverine will spray a cache after it has taken what it needs, just to prevent anything else from benefiting from it. You wonder why they call it a devil bear.
Also the need to know how to use the seeds of the local fauna, like capturing dandelion seeds and growing a crop of leafy salad, and coffee substitute.
 Harvest wild rice and ensuring a future crop. Or as a few people have said, be one with the land, work with nature and not try to force it to our will.
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