Wildcrafting (aka foraging) - What can you eat in your Area?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Ganado, May 26, 2016.

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  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Here is a site that lists plants by state
    How many of them can you recognize in your state? In Arizona there were 21 I did not know were edible. I did not know fruit from Ironwood was edible.

    Search by State

    Also necessary to be responsible so that not all food gets taken out
    Wildcrafting Checklist
    • Do you have the permission or the permits for collecting at the site?
    • Do you have a positive identification?
    • Are there better stands nearby? Is the stand big enough?
    • Are you at the proper elevation?
    • Is the stand away from roads and trails?
    • Is the stand healthy?
    • Is there any chemical contamination?
    • Is there any natural contamination?
    • Are you in a fragile environment?
    • Are there rare, threatened, endangered, or sensitive plants growing
    • nearby at any time of the year?
    • Is wildlife foraging the stand?
    • Is the stand growing, shrinking, or staying the same size?
    • Is the plant an annual or a perennial?
    • Is tending necessary and what kind?
    • How much to pick?
    • Time of day? Time of year?
    • What effect will your harvest have on the stand?
    • Do you have the proper emotional state?
    • Move around during harvesting.
    • Look around after harvesting. Any holes or cleanup needed?
    • Are you picking herbs in the proper order for a long trip?
    • Are you cleaning herbs in the field? Do you have the proper equipment
    • for in-field processing?
    Foraging: Wild Edible Plants & Mushrooms
  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    I have been studying sites that list the editable plants in the PNW area, this is nice in that it is state specific..
    Motomom34 and Ganado like this.
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