A: Edible and medicinal plants can help you avoid starvation and treat illnesses, but first you have to be able to recognize them. Even then, preparation is key. If you don’t know which parts of a plant to use or how to prepare them, it can take you longer to get what you need from them. We’ll show you resources you can keep on your person, specific plants, and preparation methods to get you through the worst of times.
There are several plants and berries that look similar, but are dangerous for you. Since you may not be foraging your lawn just yet, you can start with the Berry Toxicity Rule so you can learn to identify which berries are edible and which are poisonous.