April 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm #7911
Just wanted to share some thoughts on the subject of foraging as it’s been mentioned in a couple of threads here, which coincides with a comment someone made on another forum regarding Chris Mccandless.
If you have the chance to take a foraging class I’d recommend doing so, just collecting a couple of books on the subject and waiting until TSHTF is a bad idea. Even without a foraging class you can teach yourself but you need to be doing so now while you have the sources to cross check and confirm, never eat something unless you’re 100% sure what it is, if in doubt chuck it out.
Some wild foods are an aquired taste and some just taste bloody aweful, again waiting for TSHTF might prove a bit of a shock to your taste buds.
There are several easily recognisable foods, Nettle’s, Thistles, Gorse, Ribwort & Broadleaf Plantain, Hawthorn (Leaves, Haw buds and Flowers) and Dandelion are all common in both rural and urban area’s and in my opinion a good solid starting point for gathering, preparing/ cooking and getting a tatse for wild foods.
Just some of my thoughts, opinions vary,
If at first you don't succeed, excessive force is usually the answer.April 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm #7931
Gypsy Wanderer HuskySurvivalist
I agree and learn how to prepare them now so can actually eat them.
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
George S. PattonApril 9, 2014 at 11:54 pm #7933
This time of year (or soon) there is wild asparagus. If you walk along the shoulder of rural roads you can find it. Late summer the plant is in it’s mature state and is easy to recognize even driving in the car. Because it is a perennial you can mark it on a map and go back in the spring to cut it in season.
If you have a topographical map of your area you can mark all of your findings and other important info for later use.April 10, 2014 at 12:14 am #7940
I need to take a class on foraging, this is an area that I am missing, do not know enough.April 10, 2014 at 11:13 am #7994
I definitely don’t know enough about foraging. A class would be great.April 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm #8008
Euell Gibbons literally wrote the books on foraging.
Christopher Nyerges has a couple of good books and does a good class.April 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm #10423April 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm #10427
You are so lucky in that regard. As you say in the US Northeast the number of plants edible plants are fewer and finding them is more time consuming. After the leaves fall off determining what plant you are looking at becomes more difficult and the choices are diminished.April 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm #10430
I am still studying all the wild edible plants that are in the South Florida area, there are many here.
I also grow a lot of fruit trees here.April 24, 2014 at 11:13 am #10581April 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm #10665
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Paddle Asia wrote:</div>
I made a video a while ago of me and Ms. Moo (girlfriend) walking around in our yard full of edible stuff, most of which is available in the jungle. There are a few more things in my yard that are edible that I didn’t talk about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4GxeRB0Meg
I enjoyed that Vid thanks Paddle, the dogs adorable I lol’d when Ms Moo ate the sour fruit (sorry) I looked up Pak Tam Leung because it looked so much like Ivy (which I believe is inedible) but googling Pak Tam Leung didn’t yield anything.
If at first you don't succeed, excessive force is usually the answer.April 25, 2014 at 2:56 am #10729
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Something I received in an email.May 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm #12021
Thanks Whirlibird interesting read.
If at first you don't succeed, excessive force is usually the answer.
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