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5 Tasty, Low-Risk Foraged Foods
Yahoo Food ^ | 7/14/14 | Alex Van Buren

Posted on 07/19/2014 6:46:01 AM PDT by Kartographer

Any former Girl or Boy Scout knows it’s dangerous to just pluck a berry off a bush or grab a random green and stuff it in your mouth (hello, poison ivy!) So proceed with caution and only sample something if you’re quite sure it’s safe: Brill’s app is a good starting point, but it, too features the caveat that there are some poisonous wild edibles out there!

There’s also a whole world of tasty stuff. We asked Brill for his top five low-risk foraged finds (read: wild plants that don't have poisonous doppelgängers) around America, all of which are listed on his free, photo-and-cooking-tip-packed app, and most of which are available between spring and fall.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: preppers

1 posted on 07/19/2014 6:46:01 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 07/19/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

The Lambsquarters look similar to what we called “Pig’s Ears” back east. Those are also edible as are dandelion leaves.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kartographer

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf


4 posted on 07/19/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Kartographer

Salad.

I’ve eaten all but the chickweed.

Most of them are lawn weeds which suggests the lawn hasn’t been chemically treated too much but you want to be sure.

Roadside is dubious.

Fields full of ticks.

Calorie value, low.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 6:51:16 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

Spring scurvy prevention value, good.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Kartographer
Any former Girl or Boy Scout knows it’s dangerous to just pluck a berry off a bush


7 posted on 07/19/2014 6:52:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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I have 4 of those 5 growing in my lawn. Anybody wanting to harvest some, come on over.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 6:52:40 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: heartwood

Rose hip


9 posted on 07/19/2014 7:06:01 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’d rather pick the rose hips in the fall but they’re still good in spring if the birds have left any.

Rose hip tea is good.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 7:11:23 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Kartographer

Stinging nettles.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 7:12:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (La cruz y el dolor son amor. Amor es mandato de Dios.)
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To: Kartographer

What about dandelions?

When picked before they flower they are great as a salad, and can also be steamed and then sauteed with garlic,oil, and a touch of red pepper.

Delicious!


12 posted on 07/19/2014 7:20:03 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Kartographer

Wild tiger lily buds are good.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 7:51:10 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Kartographer

Survivorman ping

Now I got to go outside and graze on the lawn......


14 posted on 07/19/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Kartographer

New shoots from Fiddlehead Fern, braised in butter. Yum!

Purslane. Every lawn has some, and it’s full of Vitamin C.

Dandelion Wine. :)


15 posted on 07/19/2014 8:39:55 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ramps. (Like onion.)

Morel Mushrooms.

Black Cap Raspberries.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 8:41:03 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: paterfamilias

Dandelions indeed.

They are part of the group called “nasty yellow composites” by Lady Bird Johnson, most of which are edible.
Not particularly tasty.
Just edible.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I'm planning on making some Elderberry Wine and jelly this year.

Elderberry is reported to have anti-virus properties too.

18 posted on 07/19/2014 10:39:59 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

And the Elderberry blossoms, when dried, make a nice tea!

See? PLENTY to eat out there. 0bama’s not gonna starve US out, LOL!


19 posted on 07/19/2014 11:05:48 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Kartographer

We have peach, nectarine, apricot, mulberry and persimmon trees on our property.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 11:59:25 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Kartographer

Tastes like wild hickory nuts.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 12:06:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gusopol3

My yard could feed an army if burmuda grass, johnson grass, spurge and sticker burrs were edible.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 12:44:26 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

mmm...mmmm... Throw some Catalina dressing on there right now.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 1:41:10 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Kartographer

The article starts with a cartoon of Bambi. I would add Bambi to the wild feast.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 1:55:28 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Kartographer

I am disappointed to see crab grass didn’t make the cut. I would be a millionaire when the SHTF.


25 posted on 07/19/2014 2:30:22 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: Kartographer

Any person fortunate to live near cat tails will never starve to death. Google them.


26 posted on 07/19/2014 3:08:31 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: SVTCobra03

Our area has tons of wild black persimmon trees. The deer congregate under the trees when the fruit turns ripe. I may try to make some persimmon wine this year, since the mustang grapes crop is a bummer. Not many grapes on 30’ tall vines this year.


27 posted on 07/19/2014 3:18:07 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Kartographer
Eat The Weeds
28 posted on 07/19/2014 4:04:11 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Arrowhead1952

I haven’t seen any mustang grapes this year. Lots of vines but not grapes. IIRC, July 4th was the time to pick them. I’ve made mustang grape jelly but have be careful because they break my hands out and talk about burrrrrrrrn!

It will soon be time for pickly pear jelly, too.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 6:33:55 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

I know about mustang grapes burning when you get too much juice on your hands. Hadn’t thought about prickly pear jelly or wine. I remember a fellow years ago who used them for wine. There are plenty in our area.


30 posted on 07/20/2014 5:18:15 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.foragingtexas.com/
Merriwether’s Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Texas and the Southwest


31 posted on 07/20/2014 7:52:40 AM PDT by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger! God-Family-Tribe)
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To: Kartographer

Violet flowers are ok, the rest of the plant, especially the root, get a little toxic on the liver if you eat too much, as does wood sorrel.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Kartographer

Daylilies are edible. The roots/tubers are potato or water chestnut like. The leaves of young plants (8’ long or less) are a good green. The flowers at any stage are edible. Some of the flowers are actually sweet and fruity, but some are bitter tasting.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 11:22:42 AM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

All complex berries are edible (they look like raspberries), regardless of color.

90% of yellow fruit is poisonous, as is all white fruit, and most red.

You have to cook sequatas (however you spell it) before you eat them - they are large enough to have parasites.

;)


34 posted on 07/21/2014 2:26:04 PM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: stickandrudder

Kudzu is edible.

(somebody had to mention it)


35 posted on 07/21/2014 2:27:25 PM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: patton

Good to see you! :)


36 posted on 07/21/2014 6:46:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: blam
Elderberry is reported to have anti-virus properties too.

UUMMM, don't they muck up the CD Drive when you install them???

37 posted on 07/25/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Rannug
"Any person fortunate to live near cat tails will never starve to death"

I didn't know that about cat tails. I have some on my property.

Cattails – A Survival Dinner


38 posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:30 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: stickandrudder

thanks

every time I try to look up stuff like that I find tips for everywhere but here


39 posted on 07/25/2014 4:03:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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