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Using what mother nature provides in the wilde.

Posted by ana deus on August 22, 2011 at 2:50 AM

What are your favorite wild edible plants , and where do they grow?

Categories: WILD EDIBLES

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Reply ana deus
6:06 AM on August 22, 2011 
Picture of wild edible and inedible plants
Reply Walter Adams
4:02 PM on August 22, 2011 
Its good for a mountain man to learn from the animals ways and often times eat what they eat.Many animals depend on pine-nuts for food.They are a great source of protein which tend to ripen in the early to late fall in Nevada ,but know your surroundings and when they ripen in your area.
I gathered pine nuts in Nevada .My friends DAD attached a hooked to a two foot metal pole.The hook was fastened to a branch and used to to pull down the ripe nuts and pine cones.I even hung from the pole and swung my whole body weight back and shook the tree wildly. We had a ground cloth to collect any fallen nuts or cones.
We soaked the nuts in sea salt water and seperated the nuts that floated which were full of air.We then baked them .
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Reply ana deus
4:18 AM on August 28, 2011
Reply ana deus
12:01 AM on December 4, 2011 
If your out in the woods and see a bush that looks like the leaves are mittens some with the thumb on the right an other with the thumb on left , still another with a finger on both sides with shiny green leaves , It may be the very versatile sassafrass plant.Dig down to the roots and boil them up for a nice relaxing tea.You can add some cool stream water and some fruit juices to sweeten it and give your self a drink that will be similar to rootbeer.Sassafrass is quite common on the east coast and very soothing for the mind and spirit.I learned about it a boy scout camp.
Reply Walter Adams
4:12 AM on December 7, 2011 
If you are in a desert area and are thirsty or cut or burn yourself take a piece of cactus and sqeeze the juice onto the wound or into your mouth .You can also place a piece of the cactus right onto the wound which will act as a second skin .