What’s one of the most misleading bits of information about gathering wild edibles?
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• Hard to find
Relying on food sources in the wilderness like wild berries can get a tricky. One of the most misleading bits of information is that wild berries will be available to consume. It’s important to take into account the growing seasons of different wild edibles.
Many hikers and survivalists have experienced being a week early or late in the season when depending on picking wild edibles as a survival food source. It’s important to know the land and what naturally grows in the area. This can prevent sickness or getting poisoned by eating the wrong plant or berry.
It may be a good to learn some basic guidelines to foraging wild edibles. Here are some foraging tips to get started:
Going out into the wild and foraging wild edibles can be a great way to connect with our ancient and primal instincts. Just be sure to do it safely.
~To Your Survival!
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