Download a free PDF covering edible plants of the eastern United States woodlands by entering your e-mail below.This valuable information on edible plants is excerpted from Creek Stewart’s new book, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, set to be released April 2013.
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Creek Stewart’s 3 Rules of Wild Edible Plants
Here’s a short sample of what you can expect in this PDF download on edible plants:
Rule 1: If in doubt, leave it out. If you are not 100 percent certain of a plant’s identity, then don’t eat it.
Rule 2: Focus on the 20 percent of plants that you see 80 percent of the time. There are hundreds of wild edible plants out there, but you’ll save energy and avoid identity problems if you limit yourself to plants that are readily available and don’t have poisonous look-alikes. You also want to select plants that are easy to prepare and offer significant food value.
Rule 3: Get a good field guide. Even with years of experience in gathering and eating wild edibles, I almost always reference one or two field guides when foraging. The one I use most often and highly recommend is A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America by Lee Allen Peterson. For further study of the plants mentioned in this guide as well as many others, I suggest picking up a copy of that field guide.
Creek Stewart is the lead instructor and owner of Willow Haven Outdoor. This survival, preparedness and bushcraft school teaches Hunger Games-inspired wilderness survival classes. He is also the author of the best-selling book Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag.
If you enjoyed this download on edible plants, be sure to check out The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide by Creek Stewart. It’s available April 2013, but you can pre-order The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide here.