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The Fantastic Four 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants That May Just Save Your Life
Tactical Intelligence ^ | 7-26-2014 | oovgroov

Posted on 07/26/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT by blam

July 26-2014
by oovgroov

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, I’ll be going into details on how you can prepare and eat these plants. For now though, here’s a quick overview into what they have to offer:

Grass

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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As soon as the berries ripen, I will be making some Elderberry Wine and Jelly.

Health Benefits of Elderberry Wine

1 posted on 07/26/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I have a gooseberry bush. I’m trying to think of something to do with them. My family likes gooseberry pie.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 10:28:38 AM PDT by gattaca ("To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJ))
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To: blam

But where is the Walnut bark that Hugh Gibbons was so fond of?/s


3 posted on 07/26/2014 10:33:41 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: gattaca

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!”


4 posted on 07/26/2014 10:37:17 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: blam

“Reminds me of wild hickory nuts.”


5 posted on 07/26/2014 10:39:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam
PREPARING WILD SOUTHERN GREENS - POLK SALAD aka POLK SALET

Polk Salad Annie

6 posted on 07/26/2014 10:44:38 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: blam

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.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mountainlion

“Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible.”


8 posted on 07/26/2014 10:47:19 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: ArtDodger

I’ll have to share that with my liberal-leaning brother in law from Chicago.


9 posted on 07/26/2014 10:47:42 AM PDT by gattaca ("To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." - Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NKJ))
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"Reminds me of wild hickory nuts.”

Excellent taste but to hard to crack.

Don't plant your garden until the Hickory Tree sprouts in the spring.

10 posted on 07/26/2014 10:48:17 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: Rio

The Johnny Carson parodies of the Euell Gibbons commercials were classic.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 10:49:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ArtDodger
The ubiquitous twinky can be found in many environments, and can be a good source of healthful and energy providing nourishment.
Once the tough outer wrapper is removed and discarded as inedible the soft sponge like interior with it's
sweet creamy filling may be consumed in it's entirety.
Many consumers also lick any remaining sponge particles from the starchy cardboard like sheet on which the Twinky is grown.
12 posted on 07/26/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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13 posted on 07/26/2014 10:51:21 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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Euell Gibbons For Grape Nuts
14 posted on 07/26/2014 10:54:42 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: tet68

Nicely done, Twinky! :)


15 posted on 07/26/2014 10:55:56 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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In the Fall, my yard is covered with acorns. I think I’ll take a whack at making acorn bread this year.


16 posted on 07/26/2014 10:56:11 AM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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I bet the Grape Nuts folks weren’t too thrilled when Euell died in ‘75.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 10:56:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

Elderberry wine?! My mouth is watering!


18 posted on 07/26/2014 10:58:15 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: mountainlion
I think you mean Euell, not Hugh, and his wild hickory nuts.

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.

19 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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Yes, that is good, but usually needs quite a bit of sugar, unless the berries are very ripe.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:48 AM PDT by expat2
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