Cat tail roots
Cat tail roots
Mushrooms can be found in autumn all over the northern hemisphere but most should be cooked and I think are not a good source of carbs. I know of some that are poisonous and having read "Into the wild" we should be cautious with what we eat on the trail
that's a good share for the outside edible fruits and etc, thanks ~
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the wild plants and fruits can make your travel more interesting and memorable
but while use these you shoule be sure they are safe
Blackberries are everywhere on Vancouver Island! You cannot go hungry there. They are delicious and safe.
I only have one tip: just taste the berry without swallowing it. If it tastes awful, don't eat. If it tastes O.K, then it's probably safe. But since it's not really reliable, don't eat a lot of them. Those white spicy berries make good spice for Mister Noodles!!
Also, purple flowers are generally very good tasting, mium!
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Mmmmm white spicy berries in Mister Noodles! (Is that like Ramen Noodles) sounds awesome!
Being in blueberry country there are tons of blueberries around, raspberries, and black berries too. We bring some pancake mix, and a one egg pan and make pancakes in the morning with freshly picked blueberries.
Cat tail roots and cat tail seedlings (baby cat tails) are completely edible, plus the seeds make great tinder and the stalk makes a great bow. Wintergreen grows around here and makes great tea, plus a vitamin C boost, along with red spruce needles. Rugosa Rose hips are delicious, both the fruits and the flowers. Pineapple weed when dried makes really good tea. Field Pennycress seeds can be used as pepper. There is a lot of edibles around here in Maine, I love plant taxonomy. Even dandelion greens, get them before they flower and they are delicious. If the plant flowers than they will be bitter, but still edible. Great in salads. We also have sassafras, the roots are edible.
Cool thing is I have most of these growing wild in my yard.
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acorns! they are quite bitter and the thin skin layer on it is known as tanner which is not very good to eat in large quantities it will give you headaches. but if you boil your acorns change the water and boil them again they loose alot of the bitter.
anyone know of a good book that would show images of the edibles flowers/ fruits ect... and a little info about them . maybe were they are found ect... as i would like to look and search for them during my next hike in the Smokey mountains.