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Introduction

Both plant, animal, and food rations are needed for a balanced diet while surviving in the wildernessYou can live for several weeks without eating but regardless, food provides life-saving energy to your body and replenishes substances that your body burns during physical and mental activity.  The average person needs 2,000 calories per day to function at a minimum level.  Any less than this and your body will cannibalize itself and burn its own tissue for energy.  When no tissue is left to burn and hence no source of energy, the body’s organs begin to shut down.

There are three sources of food – plants, animals, and rations that you carry with you.  It is important to note that during survival mode, food that is carried with you is intended to augment plant and animal foods that you gather while in the wild.

Plants

Plant foods are an excellent source of carbohydratesPlants as food are an excellent source of carbohydrates which are the main source of energy for the body.  The natural sugars contained in many foods provide calories and quick-burn carbohydrates.  Many plants also provide enough protein to keep the body at normal efficiency.

Plants can be dried (via wind, air, sun, or fire) to retard spoilage.  Hence, plants can be treated in order to preserve their nutrients and carried with you for a long period of time.  And of course, plants are also easier to gather than meat.

Edible Plants

Below you’ll find more details, including identification properties, photos, and drawings of common edible plants you will find in the wild.

Abal – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Abal (Calligonum comosum) The abal is one of the few shrubby plants that exist in the shady deserts. This plant ...
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Acacia – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Acacia (Acacia farnesiana or Vachellia farnesiana) Acacia (also known as Needle Bush) is a spreading, usually short tree with spines ...
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Agave – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Agave or Aloe Vera (several hundred Agave species) These edible plants have large clusters of thick, fleshy leaves borne close ...
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Almond – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Almond (Prunus amygdalus) The almond tree, which sometimes grows to 12.2 meters (40 feet), looks like a peach tree. The ...
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Amaranth – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Amaranth (Amaranthus species) These plants, which grow 90 to 150 centimeters (35 to 60 inches) tall, are abundant weeds in ...
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Arctic Willow – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Arctic Willow (Salix arctica) The arctic willow is a shrub that never exceeds more than 60 centimeters (24 inches) in ...
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Arrowroot – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Arrowroot (Maranta and Sagittaria species) The arrowroot is an aquatic plant with arrow-shaped leaves and potatolike tubers in the mud.  ...
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Asparagus – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) The spring growth of this edible plant resembles a cluster of green fingers. The mature plant has ...
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Bael Fruit – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Bael Fruit (Aegle marmelos) This is a tree that grows from 2.4 to 4.6 meters (8 to 15 feet) tall, ...
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Bamboo – how to identify bamboo and use for food, weapons, tools, shelters, and more

There are several varieties of bamboo including Bambusa, Dendrocalamus, Phyllostachys. Edible bamboos are woody grasses that grow up to 15 meters ...
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Banana and Plantain – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Banana and Plantain (Musa species) With their familiar fruit, the banana (or Plantain) plants are treelike plants with several large ...
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Baobab – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Baobab (Adansonia digitata) The baobab, also known as the dead-rat tree, monkey-bread tree, or upside-down tree, tree may grow as ...
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Batoko Plum – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Batoko Plum (Flacourtia inermis) The Batoko Plum (also known as ramontchi, governor’s plum, or Indian plum) shrub or small tree ...
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Bearberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Bearberry or Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) This plant is a common evergreen shrub with reddish, scaly bark and thick, leathery leaves ...
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Beech – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Beech (Fagus) Beech trees are large (9 to 24 meters [30 to 80 feet]), symmetrical forest trees that have smooth, ...
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Bignay – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Bignay (Antidesma bunius) Bignay (also known as bugnay, bignai, and currant tree) is a shrub or small tree, 3 to ...
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Blackberry, raspberry, or dewberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Blackberry, raspberry, or dewberry (Rubus) Rubus includes several closely related species including Blackberry, raspberry, and dewberry.  These plants have prickly ...
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Breadfruit – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Breadfruit (Artocarpus incisa or Artocarpus altilis) The Breadfruit is a flowering tree with large, thick leaves.  This tree may grow ...
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Burdock – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Burdock (Arctium lappa) This plant has wavy-edged, arrow-shaped leaves and flower heads in burrlike clusters. It grows up to 2 ...
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Burl Palm – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Burl Palm (or Cabbage Palm) (Corypha elata or Corypha utan) This tree may reach 18 meters (60 feet) in height ...
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Canna Lily – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Canna Lily (Canna indica) Also known as saka siri, Indian shot, canna, bandera, chancle, coyol, or platanillo.  The canna lily ...
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Carob Tree – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua) This large tree has a spreading crown. Its leaves are compound and alternate. Its edible seedpods, ...
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Cashew Nut – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Cashew Nut (Anacardium occidentale) The cashew is a spreading evergreen tree growing to a height of 12 meters (40 feet), ...
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Cattail – this edible plant is also an excellent source of weaving material, tinder, and insect repellent

Cattail (Typha latifolia) Cattails (also known as Bulrush, Common Bulrush, Broadleaf Cattail, Common Cattail, Great Reedmace, Cooper's reed,Cumbungi) are grass-like ...
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Chestnut – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Chestnut (Castanea sativa) The edible European chestnut (also known as Sweet Chestnut or Marron) is usually a large tree, up ...
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Chicory – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Chicory (Cichorium intybus) The edible Chicory is a woody plant growing up to 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall. It is ...
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Chufa – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Chufa (Cyperus esculentus) This very common plant has a triangular stem and grass-like leaves that are very tough and fibrous ...
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Coconut – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) The versatile Coconut palm tree (or cocoanut as it used to be spelled)  has a single, narrow, ...
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Cranberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) The cranberry plant is a low, creeping shrub growing up to 7 feet long and 2-8 inches ...
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Crowberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) The Crowberry plant is a creeping, matted, perennial evergreen shrub with short, light-green needlelike leaves. The leaves ...
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Cuipo tree – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Cuipo tree (Cavanillesia platanifolia) The Cuipo (pronounced “kwee-po”) tree is a very dominant and easily detected tree because it extends ...
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Dandelion – the easy-to-identify (and find) edible plant

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Many are surprised to find that the Dandelion plant is edible.  The Dandelion grows from unbranched taproots ...
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Date palm – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) The date palm is a tall, unbranched tree with a crown of huge, compound leaves. It ...
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Daylily – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) The Daylily plant has unspotted, tawny blossoms that open for 1 day only. It has long, swordlike, ...
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Duchesnea or Indian strawberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Duchesnea or Indian strawberry (Potentilla indica or Duchesnea indica) The edible duchesnea (also known as mock stawberry, Indian strawberry, or ...
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Elderberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Elderberry is a many-stemmed shrub with opposite-pair, compound leaves. Each pinnate has 5-9 leaflets.  It grows to ...
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Fireweed – this edible plant also has medicinal uses

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) The Fireweed plant (also known as Great Willow herb in Canada and Rosebay Willowherb in Britain) grows ...
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Fishtail palm – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Fishtail palm (Caryota urens) Fishtail palms are large trees, at least 18 meters (60 feet) tall. The trees have a ...
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Flax plant – the many uses of the flax plant in the wild

Flax plant identification The flax plant is an excellent source of food, natural fibers, and oils. Flax grows to about ...
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Foxtail grass – foxtail grass grains are edible with a bit of preparation

Foxtail grass (Setaria species) The weedy Foxtail grass is readily recognized by the narrow, cylindrical head of grain that grows ...
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Goa bean – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Goa bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) The edible Goa bean (also known as Winged Bean, Asparagus Pea, Four-angled Bean, or Winged Pea) ...
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Hackberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) Hackberry (also known as Common Hackberry, Nettletree, Beaverwood, Northern Hackberry, and American Hackberry) trees have smooth, yellowish ...
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Hazelnut or wild filbert – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Hazelnut or wild filbert (Corylus species) Hazelnuts grow on bushes (called Hazels) 1.8 to 3.6 meters (6 to 12 feet) ...
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Horseradish tree – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Horseradish  or Drumstick tree (Moringa pterygosperma) The edible Horseradish tree (also known as the moringa, benzolive tree, West Indian ben ...
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Iceland moss – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Iceland moss (Cetraria islandica) The edible Iceland moss grows only a few inches high. Its color may be gray, white, ...
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Jujube – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Common jujube (Ziziphus jujuba) The common jujube is either a deciduous tree growing to a height of 12 meters (40 ...
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Juniper – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Juniper (Juniperus species) Junipers, sometimes called cedars, are trees or shrubs that vary in size and shape from columnar trees ...
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Lotus – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Lotus (Nelumbo species) The Lotus is an edible aquatic plant . There are two species of lotus: one has yellow ...
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Malanga – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Malanga (Xanthosoma) Also known as Melanga, Otoy, Otoe, New Cocoyam, Tannia, Tannier, Yautia, Macabo, Taioba, Dasheen, Quequisque, or Singapore Taro, ...
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Mango – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Mango (Mangifera indica) The Mango tree may reach 34-40 meters (115-130 feet) in height with a crown radius of 10 ...
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Manioc – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Manioc (Manihot utilissima) Manioc, also called Cassava, Yuca, Mandioca, and Kamoting Kaoy, is a perennial woody shrubby plant, 1 to ...
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Marsh marigold – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) The Marsh Marigold (also known as Kingcup, Mayflower, May Blobs, Mollyblobs, Pollyblobs, Horse Bob, Water Blobs, ...
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Miner’s Lettuce or Indian Lettuce – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) All Claytonia species are somewhat fleshy plants only a few centimeters tall, with showy flowers about ...
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Mulberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Mulberry (Morus species) The Mulberry tree has alternate, simple, often lobed leaves with rough surfaces.  The tree rarely grows over ...
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Nettle – this prickly plant is edible (and nutritious) and its fibers can be used to weave string or twine

Nettle (Urtica and Laportea species) Nettle plants can grow several feet high and sometimes grow as shrubs. The leaves and ...
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Nipa palm – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Nipa palm (Nipa fruticans) The Nipa palm has a short, mainly underground, horizontal trunk (from above ground it appears to ...
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Oak trees – the many uses of oak in a survival situation (yes, it’s even edible)

Oak (Quercus species) Oak trees have alternate leaves and edible acorn fruits. The leaves of the Oak may have serrated ...
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Orach (Saltbush) – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Orach (Atriplex species) The edible Orach plant (also known as Saltbush, Garden Orache, Red Orache, Mountain Spinach, or French Spinach)  ...
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Palmetto palm – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Palmetto palm (Sabal palmetto) The palmetto palm (also known as cabbage palm, palmetto, cabbage palmetto, palmetto palm, blue palmetto, Carolina ...
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Papaya or pawpaw – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Papaya or pawpaw (Carica papaya) The papaya is a large, tree-like plant growing 5 to 10 meters (16 to 33 ...
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Persimmon – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana and other species) The common persimmon trees (also known as American Persimmon, Eastern Persimmon, Simmon, Possumwood, and ...
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Pincushion cactus – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Pincushion cactus (Mammilaria species) The Pincushion Cactus, also known as Nipple Cactus or Fishhook Cactus, are round, short, globe shaped ...
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Pine trees – pine provides a bounty of uses in survival situations

Pine (Pinus species) Pine trees are easily recognized by their needle-like leaves grouped in bundles. Each bundle may contain one ...
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Plantain, broad and narrow leaf – many uses including food and medicine

Plantain, broad and narrow leaf (Plantago species) Plantains come in two types – broad leaf and narrow leaf.  The broad ...
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Pokeweed – the edible plant that also makes an excellent poison (good for dye and maybe even arthritis too)

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) The Pokeweed plan, also known as Virginia Poke, American Nightshade, Cancer Jalap, Coakum Garget, Inkberry, Pigeon Berry, ...
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Acorns

Preparing acorns to be a nutritious source of food

Acorns as source of food Many people are not aware that acorns are edible.  Acorns are high in protein, fiber, ...
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Prickly pear cactus – Surprise! All parts of this plant are edible!

Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia species) The Prickly Pear (or Paddle) cactus has flat, padlike stems that are green. The Prickly ...
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Purslane – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) The Purslane plant, also known as Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed, and Pusley, is one of the most ...
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Rattan palm – use for food, water, and tool construction

Rattan palm (Calamus species) The rattan palm is a strong, vine-like, robust climbing plant that differs from other palms in ...
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Reed – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Reed (Phragmites australis) The Reed is a large, tall, coarse perennial (comes back year after year) grass that grows to ...
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Reindeer moss – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Reindeer moss/lichen (Cladonia rangiferina) Reindeer moss (also known as Reindeer Lichen or Caribou Moss) is a light-colored, low-growing plant only ...
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Rock tripe – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Rock tripe (Umbilicaria species) The Rock Tripe plant is a lichen that forms large patches with curling edges. The top ...
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Rose apple – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Rose apple (Eugenia jambos, Syzygium jambos) The Rose Apple tree (also known as Malabar Plum, Plum Rose, Water Apple) grows ...
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Sago palm – where to find and which parts are edible

Sago palm (Metroxylon sagu) Sago palms are low, multi-stemmed trees, rarely over 9 meters (27 feet) tall, with a stout, spiny ...
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Sassafras – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) The Sassafras tree grows to about 10 feet tall with a crown of many slender branches.  The ...
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Saxaul – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Saxaul (Haloxylon ammodendron) The saxaul plant is found either as a small tree or as a large shrub with heavy, ...
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Screw pine – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Screw pine or Screwpine (Pandanus species) The screw pine is a strange plant on stilts, or prop roots, that support ...
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Sea orach – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sea orach (Atriplex halimus) The sea orach (also known as Shrubby Orache, Saltbush)  is a sparingly branched herbaceous plant with ...
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Sheep sorrel – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) Sheep Sorrel, also known as red sorrel, sour weed, and field sorrel, is a perennial weed ...
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Sorghum – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sorghum (Sorghum species) There are many different kinds of sorghum, all of which bear grains in heads at the top ...
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Spatterdock or yellow water lily – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Spatterdock or yellow water lily (Nuphar species) The Spatterdock plant (also known as Water Lily and Pond Lily) is an ...
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Sterculia – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sterculia (Sterculia foetida) Sterculias, also known as jangli badam, bastard poon trees, hazel sterculia, and wild almond tree, are tall, ...
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Strawberry – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Strawberry (Fragaria species) Strawberry is a small, low growing plant with a three-leaved growth pattern with coarsely serrated edges growing ...
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Sugar palm – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) The Sugar Palm (also known as Arenga Palm, Areng palm, Black-fiber palm, Gomuti Palm, Black Sugar ...
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Sugarcane – how to identify sugarcane and use as a nutritious food source

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) Sugarcane is a tropical, perennial grass that forms shoots at the base to produce unbranched stems with ...
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Sweetsop – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Sweetsop (Annona squamosa) This tree is small, seldom more than 6 meters (18 feet) tall, with many irregularly spreading, light ...
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Tamarind – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) The tamarind (also known as Tamon) is a medium to large, densely branched tree. It grows up ...
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Taro, cocoyam, elephant ears, eddo, dasheen – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Taro, cocoyam, elephant ears, eddo, dasheen (Colocasia and Alocasia species) All plants in these groups have large, arrowhead or heart ...
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Thistle – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Thistle (Cirsium species) This plant may grow as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet). It has erect stems, typically with ...
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Ti – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Ti (Cordyline terminalis or Cordyline fruticosa) The ti plant (also known as Cabbage Palm, Good Luck Plant, and Palm Lily) ...
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Tree fern – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Tree fern (Various genera) Tree ferns are tall trees with long, slender trunks that often have a very rough, bark-like ...
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Tropical almond – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Tropical almond (Terminalia catappa) The Tropical Almond tree, also known as Indian Almond, Seas Almond Tree, and False Kamani, grows ...
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Walnut – the many uses of Walnut trees in survival situations (including of course, eating the walnuts)

Walnut (Juglans species) Walnuts grow on very large trees, often reaching 18 meters (54 feet) tall, with some growing as ...
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Water Caltrop – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Water Caltrop (Trapa natans) The water Caltrop (also known as Water Chestnut, Buffalo Nut, Bat Nut, Devil Pod, and Singhara) ...
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Water lettuce – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Water lettuce (Ceratopteris species) Water Lettuce, also known as Water Fern or Watersprite, is an aquatic or subaquatic fern buoyed ...
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Water lily – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Water lily (Nymphaea odorata) Water Lily plants, also known as Beaver Root, are aquatic plants that are rooted in the ...
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Water plantain – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica) The Water-plantain plant, also known as Mad-dog weed, has small, white flowers and heart-shaped leaves with ...
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Wild caper – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild caper (Capparis aphylla) Wild Caper, also known as Kerda, Kair, Karir, Kirir, and Karril, is a small branched tree ...
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Wild crab apple or wild apple – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild crab apple or wild apple (Malus species) Wild apple, also known as Crab Apples or Crabs, are a tree ...
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Wild desert gourd or colocynth – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild desert gourd or colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis) The wild desert gourd (also known as Bitter Apple, Bitter Cucumber, Egusi, or ...
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Wild dock and wild sorrel – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild dock and wild sorrel (Rumex crispus and Rumex acetosella) Wild dock (also known as Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour ...
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Wild fig – how to identify figs and prepare for food

Wild fig (Ficus species) Collectively known as “fig trees” or “figs”, there are nearly 1,000 species of Ficus ranging from ...
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Wild gourd or luffa sponge – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild gourd or luffa sponge (Luffa aegyptiaca, Luffa cylindrica) The luffa sponge (also known as Smooth Luffa, Egyptian Luffa, or ...
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Wild grape vine – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild grape vine (Vitis species) The wild grapevine climbs with the aid of “tendrils” on stems that are hairy when ...
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Wild onion and garlic – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild onion and garlic (Allium species) Allium cernuum and Allium canadense are examples of the many species of wild onions ...
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Wild pistachio – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild pistachio (Pistacia species) Wild Pistachio plants can grow as shrubs or trees up to a height of 7 meters ...
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Wild rice – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild rice (Zizania aquatica) Wild rice (also known as Canada Rice, Indian Rice, Marsh Oats, and Water Oats) is an ...
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Wild rose – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wild rose (Rosa species) The Wild Rose shrub grows 60 centimeters to 2.5 meters (24 inches to 8 feet) high ...
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Wood sorrel – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Wood sorrel (Oxalis species) There are over 800 species in the Oxalis family.  Wood sorrel (also known as Woodsorrels, Yellow ...
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Yam – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Yam (Dioscorea species) These plants are twining, tuberous vines that creep along the ground or occasionally climb trees and other ...
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Yam bean – edible wild plant – how to find, identify, prepare, and other uses for survival.

Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus) The yam bean, commonly known as Jicama (and also known as Mexican Turnip or Mexican Potato), ...
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Animals

Meats from animals are excellent for body nourishmentMeats from animals are more nourishing than plant foods but they may be harder to obtain.  Keep in mind that there are easier to gather sources of meats such as insects, crustaceans, fish, and reptiles.  These can be used to satisfy your immediate hunger while you are preparing traps and snares for larger game.  Animal food can also be dried or smoked in order to prepare the animal meat for longer term storage.

 

Rabbit Stick

All about animal hunting devices, including a few you can build in the wilderness in a pinch.

There are several killing devices that you can construct to help you obtain small game to help you survive. The ...
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Cleaning, cooking, and storing (preserving) wild game in a wilderness survival situation

You must know how to prepare fish and game for cooking, storage, and preservation in a survival situation. Improper cleaning ...
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Don’t have a fishing pole handy? Here’s how to make items you can use to catch fish in the wild

Introduction If water is nearby, fishing can be a very productive means to acquiring meat for your survival diet.  If ...
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Eat bugs for survival? The U.N. says it’s a good idea in new promotion for Entomophagy

The U.N. has begun promoting edible insects as a low-fat, high protein food for people, pets, and livestock. According to ...
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Simple snare

Traps and snares – how to build, bait, and place traps to acquire food in the wild

Introduction You can typically acquire more animal food using traps than shooting – and trapping requires much less time and ...
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