Wild Edibles

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants: Violet

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants: Violet

Violet (Viola species) is one of those plants that are deceptively powerful. From first looks, they appear to be very delicate but are in fact both a very powerful source of food and medicine.

Wild Edibles: How to Identify and Eat Garlic Mustard

Wild Edibles: How to Identify and Eat Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is one of those plants that for the longest time I knew what it was and that it was edible but by the time I had the time to try it, it had long since wilted (it begins to wilt away in early summer).

Wild Edibles: How to Identify and Eat Field Garlic

Wild Edibles: How to Identify and Eat Field Garlic

Wild Garlic (Allium vineale) is a plant that I smelled long before I actually identified and used. I remember as a young boy cutting my the grass and smelling the distinct odor of onions (or what I though was onion) and wondering where it came from.

Wild Edibles: How to Eat the Giant Puffball

Wild Edibles: How to Eat the Giant Puffball

My first introduction to the Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea) was as a kid roaming through the nearby woods and coming across these big brown balls in the woods (they turn brown in their non-edible spore stage).

Wild Edibles: How to Eat Common Milkweed

Wild Edibles: How to Eat Common Milkweed

Disclaimer: Eating certain wild plants can be deadly!! Be certain to consult a professional (or a really good field guide) in order to positively identify this plant before trying this for yourself. The owners of this site will not be held responsible for any lapses in judgment or stupidity when handling or consuming wild plants. Milkweed […]

Wild Edibles: Sumac Shoots

Wild Edibles: Sumac Shoots

Disclaimer: Eating certain wild plants can be deadly!! Be certain to consult a professional (or a really good field guide) in order to positively identify this plant before trying this for yourself. The owners of this site will not be held responsible for any lapses in judgment or stupidity when handling or consuming wild plants. In […]

50 Essential Wild Edible, Tea, and Medicinal Plants You Need to Know

50 Essential Wild Edible, Tea, and Medicinal Plants You Need to Know

I’ve been often asked in reference to a survival or bug-out situation “which wild edible and medicinal plants should I study and know?”. Unfortunately there is no clearcut answer for this since it’s highly dependent upon where you live. But if I would boil it down to the top 50 essential wild edible, tea, and medicinal […]

Wild Edibles: How to Eat Japanese Knotweed

Wild Edibles: How to Eat Japanese Knotweed

Disclaimer: Eating certain wild plants can be deadly!! Be certain to consult a professional (or a really good field guide) in order to positively identify this plant before trying this for yourself. The owners of this site will not be held responsible for any lapses in judgment or stupidity when handling or consuming wild plants. Japanese […]

How to Identify Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

How to Identify Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Knowledge of wild edible and medicinal plants is an important asset in every survivalist’s mental toolbox. They allow you to supplement and extend your food storage. They provide a fresh source of vegetable and fruit matter that is full of vitamins

Wild Edibles: How to Make Elderberry Jelly

Wild Edibles: How to Make Elderberry Jelly

With the summer coming to a close here in New England, one of my favorite wild edibles that I seek out in the late Summer and early Fall is the Common Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). In this article I’ll be showing you how to properly identify the Common Elderberry, where to find it, and how to process it into a delicious jelly.