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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm getting a bunch of these wingled maple seeds in my yard. are they edible? I popped one open and ate the green part. tasted like stringbean or soybean.
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Like similar ones, the topic of this thread is to compile information allowing one to create a list of nutritionally viable edible plants suitable for their own situation. Recognizing not all plants share the same optimal growing conditions, this thread is specific to cool, temperate areas that...
  3. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    This question is coming from an 'armchair hunter.' I have never hunted anything, and so I am totally clueless, but I am planning to start hunting in the future. I've been interested in the Inuit who live in the Arctic, and was reading about how polar bear liver is inedible and poisonous. They...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Spaghetti gourd which is also known as Loofa gourd is edible. Pick it when it gets ripe, cut it lengthwise, scrape out the insides with a fork and boil it and eat as you would spaghetti. Or if you want a loofa, just hang the gourd in a cool dry location until you can hear the seeds rattling...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Does anyone know if any common weeds or garden grass or anything else commonly found in the suburbs could be boiled, steamed, stewed, etc. to make them edible in an absolute emergency? I'm sure they wouldn't taste great, but can it be done?
  6. Australia and New Zealand
    Hi guys, What are your recommendations for New Zealand specific survival books? I'm particularly interested in natural food in the bush etc. So far I've found The Andrew Crowe book which looks good...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen many books on wild edible plants on amazon but many seem to have plants from places ill never be like tropical plants......so does anybody know a good book on wild edible plant focusing on America and preferably north east America?
  8. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I live in the Midwest and I do a lot of outdoor activity. The problem is I'm also a type 1 diabetic, and it really stinks to have to carry so much "just in case" supplies while I'm enjoying my various activities. Can anyone tell me what types of wild plants contain a high level of glucose that...
  9. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    Could anyone direct me to someone who is thoroughly familiar with the identifcation and use of plants found in Texas? I have a book, but identification is questionable and I would REALLY like to have a "professional" guide help out. Along those lines, does anyone know of any Central Texas...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    4 ways to tell if a plant is edible 1. bread open of crush the leaf of the plant and smell it. -leave it if it smells bad or of peaches and almonds 2. rub juice from the sample on an area of sensative skin. (inside your elbow) - wait about 15-20 min and check to see that there is...
  11. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    ID this plant and what can be done with it? The plant is growing in a pond that cuts off from a salt water marsh. Location: East Texas Date: June, 2008 When I was growing up, this pond goes to the marsh I used to camp next to. I have spent many a nights looking over the grass flats of...
  12. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    Although this is may not always be exactly correct, a general rule of thumb when foraging for berries in a survival situation is: Most Red and Blue berries are edible Avoid White or Cream-coloured berries DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT trust this information with your life when you have any...
  13. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    I understand what a common Dandelion looks like, but are these edible raw, and what parts of them are good? :confused:
  14. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    ID this plant - edible or not? Uses, if any? Location: East Texas, just north of Beaumont Date: March 22nd, 2008 The top: The base:
  15. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    ID this plant - edible or not? Uses, if any? Location: East Texas, just north of Beaumont Date: March 30th, 2008 I already know what this plant is. This thread is being posted for the benefit of others. Hint: The flower has a very fragrant / nice smell to it. Old timers used to plant this...
  16. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    ID this plant - edible or not? Uses, if any? Location: East Texas, just north of Beaumont Date: March 30th, 2008 My truck door is in the picture to give some scale to the plant. It looked like it was almost 2 feet across.
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