(Modern Survival.org) – When the thought of staying supplied with food comes to mind, people often go straight to hunting. Hunting is a great way to get food for yourself, but there aren’t always animals around to hunt. If you know how to forage, you may not need to look any further than your own back yard to find food.
There are plenty of plants you can find for both food and medicinal purposes. For example, dandelions greens are great with lettuce and can make an amazing tea. Of course, the types of plants you’re going to find in your area depend on where you’re located. You’re not going to find wild aloe vera plants, which prefer hotter climates, in the middle of a temperate forest.
Edible plants can be found all over the planet, although certain ones are better to use than others. Some also have dangerous lookalikes that can be poisonous — all the more reason to learn about them and what to look for. The last thing you want to do when trying to survive is eat the wrong plant and become sick.
Take the time you have available to learn about the benefits of your local plants, how to prepare them and how to identify them. You’ll need more experience than just seeing a video; go out and find the plants, research them and remember them. This knowledge could prove invaluable if you ever need it to survive, so take it seriously.
Don’t expect to learn about all the edible plants that exist — just start with your own backyard. Check out the treasure trove of delights you may already have growing under your feet by viewing 6 Weeds You Can Eat to Survive. In the end, the depth of your research could determine if you live or die, so don’t exclude any details.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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