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  1. General Survival Discussion
    Is there a really good book out there that shows the different wild edibles in North America? I struggle in this area when it comes to survival. I can hunt or fish and handle dressing my own game. I can pick out a few different fruit trees or berries, and also pecans, but after that my knowledge...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I've wanted to know what region offers what wild edibles. If you have a wild edible in your area you know is safe to eat, please post what it is and how it can be found.
  3. General Preparedness Discussion
    I would like to purchase a reference book on wild edible plants. I live in the Mid-Atlantic region. Anyone have a favorite that they have found to be really useful?
  4. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I saw a video a while back and the gentleman was making Pineappleweed tea. As soon as he showed the petalless flowers I knew what the plant was, as I remembered it from my youth. That was about 1 year ago and I finally found the plant, being so small it's kind of hard to spot. But, it makes a...
  5. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I've had a few folks ask how I go about identifying wild plants for the table, and what books I use. Here is that info. Thanks for watching!
  6. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Does anybody here eat wild carrot? Can you tell it apart from lookalikes based on the root alone? If so, how can you tell the difference?
  7. Gardening and Agriculture
    My daughter came back from West Virginia with a surprise for me. She dug up a wild blueberry plant. Picture a "Charlie Brown Christmas tree" with very few little roots. No dirt bulb, she stuck it in a bottle of water. What do I do with this to try to grow it here? Or should I just strip the...
  8. Recipe Share
    I just found a new recipe site that seems to be amazing! The put all kinds of videos onto the site with great tips and hints and such. I found this little story about something called "Miner's Lettuce". Rich in vitamin C and a tasty little number that can be found in California. I will see...
  9. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I just recently discovered a plant in my back yard called pokeweed. many may know what it is, but for those who dont, it looks like this: The plant is considered to be poisonous by many, however in the south there are festivals celebrating it. you may have heard of poke salad. anyway, i...
  10. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hey guys, I don't make very many posts here but I have been interested in foraging, survival, outdoors, hunting, fishing, building my own log cabin for my whole life. I did a search and didn't find anything on this so here it goes. There is a great page on youtube that I subscribed to about a...
  11. Recipe Share
    Anyone else here eat Poke (or Polk) salad? Great with cornbread!
  12. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Cattail Typha agustifolia Typha latifolia Cattails are one of the most versatile and wide spread wild edible plants that there are. They grow in desert water holes, mountain ponds, roadside ditches, northern swamps. The two main species that grow in America are Typha latifolia and T...
  13. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Edible Flowers Interest in edible flowers has increased, primarily on the West Coast. It is something seen in trendy restaurants, or included in popular magazines. Squash blossoms are used in Italian cooking. My maternal grandmother fried Squash blossoms dipped in batter. Many people are...
  14. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Has anyone else ever identified / eaten sorrel? It's pretty tastey and looks like 3 leafed clover.
  15. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Are there any wild seeds out there that can be eaten as food?
  16. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I hunt a lot of wild edible mushrooms. They are tasty, diverse, and fun to look for. I've found that nearly any month of the year I can go in the woods and find something to eat. Mushroom hunting can be dangerous if you don't know what your doing. I'd suggest going to a mycology meeting thats...
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