Foraging for food in an outdoor environment is a very valuable skill for survival. In addition to fishing and hunting, foraging will provide a large portion of your nutritional needs, especially if the fish aren’t biting. All sorts of greens, flowers, roots, berries, and mushrooms are edible, and they can be eaten raw or cooked, depending on the type of plant it is. Not only is foraging for survivalists; upscale restaurants and those feeling the squeeze of the economy have embraced the practice. It makes great economic sense to source out common greens that are abundantly available.
It is important to educate yourself on which plants may be toxic before you go out foraging. There are many websites dedicated to the detailed identification of plants that are suitable for human consumption. Check to see if your town offers a foraging excursion to learn about local plants. In the meantime, these instructional videos on how and what to forage in the outdoors will give you a head start on this great survival skill.
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