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Edible Plants You Can Forage (Infographic)

Edible Plants You Can Forage (Infographic)

I don’t think you can ever have too many resources for edible plants, and we’ve written about them plenty on this site. Sometimes, though, you just need a handy reference, and this infographic is a great chart that you could print out and stick in your bug out bag or other hard copy survival resources you might have. The key to learning edible plants is to become very familiar with them, rather than simply learning about a few wild edibles here and there and expecting you’ll remember them when it comes time to rely on this knowledge. So something like […]

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Edible Plants in the Jungle

Edible Plants in the Jungle

The jungle definitely has its pros and cons as a survival landscape. While jungles are typically quite lush, you also have to bear in mind that not everything is going to be edible, just because there are a lot of plants and flowers growing. Here is a guide to everything edible you’ll find in most tropical jungles, and a bit about each. Palms Found in most jungles and even other landscapes, palm trees truly are amazing plants. Not only are they an excellent source for nutrients, but you can also use many parts of the tree for tools and supplies, […]

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Flowers for Food

When building and planting a vegetable garden, especially when space is a major factor, it can be tempting to use every available square inch for edible plants to increase food production.  It seems logical enough, and to some extent it is, space should not be wasted.  But is it a waste to plant ornamental flowers in your vegetable garden?  You might think so, but here are a few reasons why to reconsider. Pollinators All fruiting plants require pollinators like bees to produce their fruit.  You might think that their flowers alone can do the job of attracting bees, but if […]

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The Incredible Edible Pine

The Incredible Edible Pine

Pine isn’t usually the first tree that comes to mind for wilderness survival, especially for food.  But the humble pine tree doesn’t always get the credit it deserves.  Nearly every part of the tree contains edible material, from the root to the needles. Pines are full of food!  That being said, the amount of food contained within each part of the tree can differ widely based upon species, but if you are hungry in the wilderness, a pine is always worth a look.   Roots The pencil thin portions of a pine tree’s roots can be eaten.  The outer bark […]

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Universal Edibility Test

Universal Edibility Test

Learning how to identify the edible and poisonous plants in your local area is always a good idea.  But what if you find yourself in an area you are not familiar with and in need of food to survive?  You can follow the steps in the “universal edibility test” to determine of the plant is edible or not.   Divide the Plant After gathering the plant that you want to test, divide the plant into its basic parts, roots, stem, leaves, and flowers.  This is done so that you can test each part separately.  Some plants have both edible portions […]

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