Category Archives: edible plants

Free Manuals to Downloads on Survival and Edible Plants

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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 …

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Common Mallow, One of My Favorite Edible Plants

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Every year about this time I go crazy eating wild foods, the plants are everywhere.  One of my favorites is common mallow.  It grows all over and I love the taste of it raw.  As I walk down the hiking …

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Sprouting Seeds is a Good Winter Source of Nutrition.

 

Spouting seeds is easy and during the fall and winter there are many of us that don’t eat enough greens. We eat vegetables with a meal and think we are getting enough, but we need more vitamins and minerals …

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Cooking with Acorns is easy.

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A while back, I wrote a couple of blogs on acorns and their uses.  These blogs included how to process them for eating.  Go to the following links to read them, Acorns  Uses of Acorns.  Today I want to …

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Poisonous Plants to Avoid While Scavenging for Free Food

 

The following is a fairly complete list of the more common poisonous plants.  Now some of you may wonder why plants like skunk cabbage, choke cherry and even rhubarb are on this list.  It is because these plants and …

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Prickly Pears are a Good Hard Times Food

 

The other day my wife came home with some prickly pears that she picked at the home of one of our children.  She is familiar with them and is planning to make jam out of these.

Now prickly pears …

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Edible and Poisonous Plant Cards

I have a deck of cards that shows pictures and descriptions of the more important edible and poisonous plants of the western states.  These have been around for some years, first having come out in the 1970’s.  They also make …

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Clover an Edible Plant

Remember the four leaf clover you looked for as a child.  Well they are edible.  They are a member of the pea family.

While clover is largely considered as either a wild plant messing up your nice lawn, or animal …

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Rose Hips a Good Source of Vitamin C

The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, are the fruit of the rose plant, they are typical red-to-orange in color.  As the rose petals fade, a green hip, or hypanthium, begins to grow at the base …

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Nature’s Medical Chest

I have a box of 4×6 plant identification cards that was sold under the name Nature’s Medicine Chest.  The set contains approximately 250 cards with many color photos.  Each card has photos on one side, a description of the plant, …

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