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The Groundnut or Indian Potato a Good Edible Plant

Groundnut, Apios americana, sometimes called the potato bean, Indian potato, potato pea, pig potato, bog-potato, wild bean, wild sweet potato, America-hodoimo, hopniss is a perennial vine that bears edible beans and large edible tubers.  Its vine can grow to 3-20 long, with leaves 4 to 9 inches long with 1-3 leaflets. … Continue reading

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A List of Common Poisonous Plants

The other day I wrote an article Edible Wild Plants can Supplement your Food Storage  In that article, I mentioned that sometimes it is easier to learn about the poisonous plants first, so I thought that today I would publish some … Continue reading

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Edible Wild Plants can Supplement your Food Storage

Knowing the common edible wild plants in your area is always a plus for survival.  One big reason is that they are free and grow wild.  Second most people think they are weeds and ignore them. Now trying to live … Continue reading

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Living Off the Land and Foraging for Calories.

Living off the land is an idea that is widely discussed in prepper circles.  I know people who plan to live of the land after TEOTWAWKI.  Fortunately, for most of them, they have never had to do it.  Living off … Continue reading

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Wild Jerusalem Artichokes are a Good Edible Plant

Potatoes aren’t the only good tuber out there, consider the Jerusalem artichoke also called the sunchoke, sunroot or earth apple.  This is actually a species of sunflower.  It grows wild in much of the United States and Canada.  It’s normally … Continue reading

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Watercress a Good Edible Plant for Preppers

When I was younger, my mother would serve watercress sandwiches on occasion.  They are a common English dish and are quite tasty.  I still like them and have a favorite spot for picking it located by an old spring several … Continue reading

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Wild Mustard Plants and Some of its Uses

The other day I received the following question on wild mustard which I am attempting to answer. Hi! my name is Jeff and I am hoping that you will help me out. I live in the country where wild mustard … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemums  and Other Edible Flowers

My wife likes to grow pretty flowers in the front yard and I have a tendency to think of that as a waste of time.  So we are working out a compromise and she is planting more flowers that are … Continue reading

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Purslane, A Common Edible Plant

Purslane, also known as duckweed, fatweed, pursley, pussley, verdolagas and wild portulaca while considered a weed in the United States, can be a good source of vitamins and minerals.  Purslane has fleshy succulent leaves and stems with small yellow flowers.  They … Continue reading

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Free Manuals to Downloads on Survival and Edible Plants

Everybody likes to get something for free and today I have a bunch of free manuals for you to download.  I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is … Continue reading

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