Skip to comments.The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants That May Just Save Your Life
Posted on 07/26/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT by blam
Did you realize that knowing just 4 wild edible plants could one day save your life?
If there were any four categories of plants that I would recommend all people to know how to use and identify it would be these: Grass, Oak, Pine, and Cattail. For the knowledgeable survivor, knowing just these four plants can make the difference between life and death if stranded in the wilds for each one is an excellent food source which can sustain you until help arrives.
Throughout this week and part of the next, Ill be going into details on how you can prepare and eat these plants. For now though, heres a quick overview into what they have to offer:
Surprising to many is the fact that you can eat grass. Despite there being hundreds of varieties of bladed grass found in the Americas, almost all (99% of them) can be eaten. This ranges from wheat, oats, and bamboo to the wild meadow varieties.
The young shoots up to 6 inches tall can be eaten raw and the starchy base (usually white and at the bottom when you pluck it) can be eaten as a trail nibble. The more mature the grass plant gets, the more fibrous the plant becomes. For older plants the base can be chewed and spit out; extracting the beneficial juices in the process. Or a tea can be made from the fresh or dried leaves.
The best part of the grass plant to eat are the seed heads, which can be gathered to make millet for breads or filler for soups & stews. Of the 99% that can be eaten raw, .
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I have a gooseberry bush. I’m trying to think of something to do with them. My family likes gooseberry pie.
But where is the Walnut bark that Hugh Gibbons was so fond of?/s
A liberal lawyer was driving in the country when he saw a man out in a field eating grass. The lawyer stopped and asked him why. The man replied that due to the Obama economy all the jobs had dried up and this was how he stayed alive. The lawyer offered to take him home but the man said he had a family that was ‘grazing’ over the hill out of sight. The lawyer gathered them all together and put them in his car and brought them home. On the way home, the man told the lawyer how much he appreciated the help in their time of trouble. The lawyer said, “Happy to help out, and you will like my place. The grass is over a foot tall!”
“Reminds me of wild hickory nuts.”
I can’t hear or read the word Elderberry without thinking of Arsenic and Old Lace! Sorry I know it’s off topic, but then that’s how brain works.
“Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible.”
I’ll have to share that with my liberal-leaning brother in law from Chicago.
Excellent taste but to hard to crack.
Don't plant your garden until the Hickory Tree sprouts in the spring.
The Johnny Carson parodies of the Euell Gibbons commercials were classic.
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Nicely done, Twinky! :)
In the Fall, my yard is covered with acorns. I think I’ll take a whack at making acorn bread this year.
I bet the Grape Nuts folks weren’t too thrilled when Euell died in ‘75.
Elderberry wine?! My mouth is watering!
In Apicius, there is frequent mention of laser (sylphium in Greek) as an ingredient. "Worth it's weight in siver" to the extent that the wild North African plant was harvested to extinction.
Granted, less of a chance of grasses coming to that end, but ... "Don't eat the grass" could be more prevalent with BHO running amuck and Reid's BLM following suit.
Yes, that is good, but usually needs quite a bit of sugar, unless the berries are very ripe.