Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Tango3, Jan 18, 2009.
Can any one recommend a good book on wild edibles (plants) found in North America?
Peterson's Field Guides
Edible Wild Plants (eastern/central North America), they also have a medicinal plant field guide.
at the back of this book there is a fairly extensive reference section w ~30 other related books. If you'd like I can scan it and post it. the ref page that is.
The FOXFIRE books offer a lot of info on plain living. #3 covers summer and fall wild plant foods.
Here's one you might want to look at, Tango. It's Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States. I figger the adjacent parts got ya.
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I guess it really all depends on where you happen to be at the time....
I just dropped $600.00 on ebay, for a lot of books on medicinal and wild edibles....
Now, I'd hate to try to explain that idea to anyone, especially myself!
I plan on moving into a waste land of the southwestern desert.
(good place to hide out, no one else would dare to venture into that nightmare!)
Not much out there to chomp on, except a few lizards, rattlesnakes, and scorpions...
But, they go down ok with a salad of cacti!
Love dem prickly pears, ('cept those darned little seeds!)
Now, If I can only find an Apache, or Navajo Medicine Man, to show me the ropes, I'm good to go!
(I did notice that a lot of the books I'd bought, refer to the northwest, all along the north and southern parts of the eastern coastal regions, and the middle states of the U.S., where there's much more abundant foilage, and water!)
Guess I'll start. First, some that I do not have current photos of. Mango, lychee, longan, sea asparagus, bananas and...
Went out today picking black berry with Bella and scout
Wasp larva the other other white meat
Try them they are good
A great source of protein vitamins minerals and oils. here is a video on wild jungle peanuts
Here is a site that lists plants by state
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OK, State = Arizona
Elevation 5,000 feet
Summer Temps 80-100 max
Winter Temps 20-30 min
I've got lots of chain link that I can train them on....
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112 pages, no copyright
Color images, description, uses. Good guide.
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Twelfth Printing 1962.
Author: Oliver Perry Medsger
Introduction by: Ernst Thompson Seton
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