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Old 08-13-2012, 08:04 PM
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I post this here though some of it probably does not fit in with this forum

and what i am about to say is not a cheap attempt to keep it in this forum

Its just that I'm comfortable here, though we fight like cats and dogs from time to time...this place is familiar to me..folks here are. And i trust info more here i guess just due to familiarity, not that elsewhere is not as reliable

Anyway I'm feeling a really strong conviction to learn as much as i can asap

not just delving but learning about wild edible foods in NC

But hey post them from any area.

Oh and year round if possible

I feel the The Lord...IMO...is trying to tell me there are foods the men from hell don't control...

I want as many credible, links as any of you trust

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Well, if you ever get down to Texas, make friends with the Mesquite tree.

*ground beans + water = mesquite coffee

*fermented beans + water = beer

*ground pods = flour and spices

*whole pods + boiling water = tea

*trunks and limbs make good BBQ wood

*ground mesquite leaves + water = eye infection and irritation cure/relief, skin relief (raw skin, sores, wounds, burns, sunburn, etc)

*chew on leaves for toothaches

*poultice made of mashed up (into a pulp) leaves + water = headache relief, insect bite/sting relief

*sap + water = sore throat relief

*sap + mud = lice control

*ground outer bark = anti-fungal powder

*ground inner bark + water = menstrual cramp/excessive bleeding relief, fever reducer

*ground root + water = relief for all stomach issues

*sap = glue, water proofing

*thorns = needles and pins

Mesquite pods and beans are low in both carbohydrates and fat, low-glycemic, high in dietary fiber, and naturally sweet. They are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, protein & lysine. They are also extremely effective in controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics.

The roots, bark & leaves are antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic & antispasmodic.


Basically, it is a miracle plant. lol
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Do you have alot of cattails in your area?

http://www.squidoo.com/wild-foods-cattail-roots
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How about Dandelion coffee? taste just like coffee. son got a dandelion root, cleaned and cooked it in the oven, then ground it , I was amazed to say the least... and down here in the south, Poke salad, or salate, the stalk ,they say, never tried it, but cut like okra and batter and fry or eat the greens, but not the berries...
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Do you have alot of cattails in your area?

http://www.squidoo.com/wild-foods-cattail-roots
I was going to post about the same plant. They are found throughout the USA and I've eaten the roots which are actually pretty good. There are several uses which your link probably discusses.

Also, I'm not sure if Aloe Vera grows in your area 300 but you may look into it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera
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That is the one prep I am behind in, Edible wild foods.
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I was going to post about the same plant. They are found throughout the USA and I've eaten the roots which are actually pretty good. There are several uses which your link probably discusses.
I made the "mash potatoe" equivalent and it was pretty good. Our property borders a creek (2-3) feet deep with lots of rock...lot's of good meals found there with fish, crawfish, turtles etc.
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I made the "mash potatoe" equivalent and it was pretty good. Our property borders a creek (2-3) feet deep with lots of rock...lot's of good meals found there with fish, crawfish, turtles etc.
I'm about 300 yards from a decent sized creek as well. Not a lot of fish left as it pretty much been "fished out" by the time it reaches us but there are wide areas of the creek that turn to ponds with geese (during certain times of the year) and duck. It will be my emergency water source should that become necessary. We also have a number of ponds scattered around the town (city reservoirs) where literally tons of cattails grow. I doubt that most folks know their worth so there's a food source for the short term.
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I'm about 300 yards from a decent sized creek as well. Not a lot of fish left as it pretty much been "fished out" by the time it reaches us but there are wide areas of the creek that turn to ponds with geese (during certain times of the year) and duck. It will be my emergency water source should that become necessary. We also have a number of ponds scattered around the town (city reservoirs) where literally tons of cattails grow. I doubt that most folks know their worth so there's a food source for the short term.
I do think of natural food sources alot. I need to increase my knowledge in this area. Someone did a thread on this very issue a while back. He made the point of not relying on our natural environment too much, he gave historical accounts of even Indians who many times starved to death.

I feel good with 2 years of preps with a focus on seed storage and water purification. I know you are big on the berkey water filters as well...if I recall your plan was to barter clean water..and excellent idea!
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do you have Yucca plants? the root is like potatoes. make fries and mashed, good.
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and Jerusalem artichokes. good too.
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Purslane is also another good weed to eat.
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do you have Yucca plants? the root is like potatoes. make fries and mashed, good.
sounds yucky
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I hear just what you are saying Mag. Isn't that funny, never met these people, some I do talk to on the phone, but it is like we know one another, I consider and take stock of their opinions even if we completely disagree on faith, yes and the pagans too for sure.
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Prickly Pear Cactus = nopalitos and prickly pear.

I don't know about California, but one can find American Beautyberries in the wild around creeks and rivers in this part of the country.

Mustang Grapes = jelly, wine

Mequite Bean pods can also be made into jellies.

Youpon Holly Leaves = Black Tea and Caffiene!
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Prickly Pear Cactus = nopalitos and prickly pear.

I don't know about California, but one can find American Beautyberries in the wild around creeks and rivers in this part of the country.

Mustang Grapes = jelly, wine

Mequite Bean pods can also be made into jellies.

Youpon Holly Leaves = Black Tea and Caffiene!
I recently tried the Nopal cactus for inflammation. I'm out east so I had to buy it bottled, I really liked it, but no help medically. The juice was great.
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Well, if you ever get down to Texas, make friends with the Mesquite tree.

*ground beans + water = mesquite coffee

*fermented beans + water = beer

*ground pods = flour and spices

*whole pods + boiling water = tea

*trunks and limbs make good BBQ wood

*ground mesquite leaves + water = eye infection and irritation cure/relief, skin relief (raw skin, sores, wounds, burns, sunburn, etc)

*chew on leaves for toothaches

*poultice made of mashed up (into a pulp) leaves + water = headache relief, insect bite/sting relief

*sap + water = sore throat relief

*sap + mud = lice control

*ground outer bark = anti-fungal powder

*ground inner bark + water = menstrual cramp/excessive bleeding relief, fever reducer

*ground root + water = relief for all stomach issues

*sap = glue, water proofing

*thorns = needles and pins

Mesquite pods and beans are low in both carbohydrates and fat, low-glycemic, high in dietary fiber, and naturally sweet. They are rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, protein & lysine. They are also extremely effective in controlling blood sugar levels in diabetics.

The roots, bark & leaves are antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, antiseptic & antispasmodic.


Basically, it is a miracle plant. lol
Plenty of these in Az. too. I used to chew on the beans sometimes but NEVER knew about all the rest!

Great post.
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