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u/ZanderDogz · 23 pointsr/teenagers

I can send food and medical supplies if you need it. Here is a guide I recommend, just in case you need to escape to the wilderness for a few months.

u/TheHateCamel · 9 pointsr/Survival

As far as edible plants goes, I've enjoyed this one. It covers all of North America, which I find to be a plus.

This one is a general survival handbook that I've enjoyed quite a bit, although it is physically a much larger book than the military field guides are. What it lacks in portability it more than makes up for in scope. The illustrations are VERY well done, and it is streamlined to be easily absorbed in case you need to use the information.

u/khidmike · 3 pointsr/newjersey

If you're looking to just learn about which plants are edible and which are not, it may be cheaper to just buy a book about edible plant identification kind of like this one.

If you're looking for this as well as other aspects of living off the land, it may be more prudent to take a wilderness survival course that will include edible plants as well as how to build a shelter, how to trap and dry meat, how to navigate without a compass, etc.

Either way, my gf and I are getting into this sort of thing and would love to learn ourselves. Feel free to drop a pm if you want to team up.

u/SoutheastCoyote · 3 pointsr/herbalism

>chat about poultice recipes I would be so grateful.

Check out the discord, link is in the sidebar. :)

I need to check some literature before I can recommend specific poultice recipes to you; will update in a little bit. For joint pain and arthritis, I usually suggest that the individual should consume rich, freshly made/homemade bone broth. (Chicken feet or Cow Bones; the main goal is to increase collagen consumption) but gout is an entirely different beast; no alcohol, no processed meats, limit red meat, decrease sugar intake, drink more water, light exercise, etc. etc.

It's unfortunately difficult to find recipes for herbal formulas just floating around the internet;
the most you'll usually find is rough guides or old herbal texts, but they can be helpful if you're studying herbalism. SWSBM I know has several old herbals on their homepage, but the problem with many of the old herbals and formularies and pharmacopeias is their lack of organization; often times organized alphabetically instead of by treatment, which can make it difficult to locate a specific remedy (and sometimes they have some pretty wild ingredients that are most definitely not safe to add)


>books of “plants that are Poisonous, edible etc”

Answering this question depends on what kinda info you're looking for. Do you want guidebooks to the poisonous and edible plants of your area? Herbals or entheogen texts on how to prepare poisonous plants to use for medicines or other drugs? What's the etc?

If you're in North America, I can suggest this general guidebook to Poisonous Plants, as well as this guide to common edible wild plants of North America.

However, I must say it'd be better to get area-specific guides if you're looking to identify plants around you!


I hope you find this post helpful, and good luck with your poultice recipes! :)

u/BaleZur · 3 pointsr/foraging

Other's have been rather rude about this whole thing. If you are putting low effort into questions we can give you low effort responses--instead of being a toxic community. You'd think as a community we would be able to identify toxic stuff since a huge part of "can I eat this" is "should I be careful of anything that looks like this, but I really REALLY shouldn't eat".

In any case look into a few books.I've got https://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-Plants-American-Natural/dp/1402767153 and would recommend it as both a place to start, and reference material. There's a region guide to point you at specific plants to look up online. Once you know a specific plant, find a video ID guide of it online and watch a few, then use the book as reference material when in the field. I recommend https://www.youtube.com/user/EatTheWeeds for videos. He does stuff that's in Florida, but 60-70% of his stuff applies in the "mid-west" states.

You could also use https://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-Plants-Foods-Adventure/dp/1423601505 which only covers ~10 plants, but they are plants that can be found almost everywhere.

Before you eat anything, look up "poisonous look alikes *plant name*" where plant name is the name of what you think you've got in your hands (so likely a phone in a field with cell access)

If you need help ID'ing specific plants, come back to this sub.

u/CiosAzure · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

GA here, this is my favorite book I've found so far https://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-Plants-American-Natural/dp/1402767153

u/alphabennettatwork · 2 pointsr/Survival

I've heard this book is good for practical use, better than the Peterson guide. I don't have either yet but plan on purchasing what I linked.

u/Scynne · 2 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

There's a lot of edible plants people have just forgotten about in favour of the sweeter, less healthy versions we eat now. Here's a book about it. Or just Google edible plants in your area http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1402767153?pc_redir=1409138159&robot_redir=1

u/LemonTurtle · 2 pointsr/CampAndHikeMichigan

This book, http://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-Plants-American-Natural/dp/1402767153/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1458181171&sr=8-3&keywords=wild+edibles, is my favorite. Tons of plants with maps of where they grow and pictures of the real plant. Some of my personal favorites are fiddle-heads, wild asparagus, and black raspberries. Wild grapes are delicious, but a bit sour, in the late summer. Black walnuts are nice if you can get to them before the maggots do.

u/theholyirishman · 1 pointr/foraging
u/WildlifeTeacher · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

I'm in the NW US and I found that fwp has some nice, very specific laminated pamphlets on flora and fauna for my area at their main offices. Not edible focused but you can find what is/isn't edible labeled appropriately in them.


Perhaps your fwp has the same? If not try searching by the proper biome label (where I am it is the Taiga) and I found this with a quick search - but if you are closer to the coast you should search for Chaparral.

u/wild_vegan · 1 pointr/ScientificNutrition

I'm not an ethical vegan, that's just icing on the health cake. I sympathize with the Fat Ad-Libitum mice though, since I've already gained a couple of pounds on a high-fat diet.

Humans did not evolve on a high meat and fat diet, but arguments from evolution, as it pertains to what we should be eating today, are mostly just-so stories anyway. (Only a person who's never tried to hunt, is unaware of edible wild foods, and is unaware of how most primitive cultures live would believe the story anyway.) I hope to do better than a caveman, regardless of their diet. The rest of your arguments don't directly apply to the mechanism being studied. They weren't testing whether or not a high-fat or low-fat diet is better for obesity, they were testing the effects of IF on obesogenic and normal diets. The mice would have to be fattened up on a diet that fattens them up, regardless of what the diet was.

Still, gimme 100 humans, and I'll fatten them all up on a high-fat diet, just like the mice. The only mitigating factor might be that a high-fat diet eventually becomes disgusting, at least in my experience. Otherwise, you're talking about doubling the calorie density of a diet, even without ease of fat storage or any other mechanism. (I'm just one person, but my diet, which is ad libitum, has gone from an average 2050 calories at 12% fat, to 3430 @ 40%. I was also much more satiated on the low-fat diet.)

u/funknjam · 1 pointr/foraging

Happy to help.

Not a site, a book. I literally had it sitting within arm's reach when I saw your post so I grabbed and transcribed. Published in 1982, my edition was purchased circa 1995, but here's a link for the same book, newer edition it looks like, on Amazon.

I live in FL and like the rest of the Eastern US and Canada, we've got plenty of it. I've tried it. Nothing to write home about for sure.