The Prepper's Guide to Foraging

The Prepper's Guide to Foraging

How Wild Plants Can Supplement A Sustainable Lifestyle

Book - 2016
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The Prepper's Guide to Foraging is not a plant identification guide in the traditional sense. It is instead a guide to using plants to supplement other means of food production and subsistence living. Author David Nash believes that there is not enough land available to support a large scale return to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle in the event of a large-scale disaster, but that botanical knowledge does provide an edge to the well prepared. This book advocates the acquisition of knowledge to allow its reader to safely identify, harvest, and use common North American plants. Wild plants can provide shelter, material, medicine, and food to help the reader extend stored food as well as to create items that may be otherwise unavailable during a crisis. Twenty-five easily identified plants common to the United States are described and illustrated with notations for their common usage. Each plant described in the book comes with one recipe for food as well as detailed instructions for at least one alternative use. Additional instructions for the preparation of standard medicinal items like tinctures, creams, and infusions are included as well as botanical guides to help identify other plants. Special emphasis has been added for North American trees.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9781634504935 (alk. paper)
1634504933 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 581.632097 NAS
Characteristics: x, 115 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Walker, Todd

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