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I'm looking for a field guide, survival handbook or otherwise that details the identification and preparation of wild plant life. Anybody have any recommendations? It can be part of a larger book, if that book contains a nice detailed section on the subject.

asked Jun 11 '12 at 10:16

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'The Foragers Harvest' by Samuel Thayer has always steered me right. Its not really oriented towards "survivalist" foraging, but has a lot of great info on wild plants which can be readily found, as well as how they can be properly identified and prepped for eating.

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answered Jun 11 '12 at 12:06

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Samuel Thayer's guides are incredible and probably the best foraging books around. However, they are region specific and targeted mostly to the midwest and east coast.

2 years, 5 months ago
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Plants are region specific. What geographical area do you have in mind?

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answered Jun 12 '12 at 10:24

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All I really need is North America - to be really specific, Northern California. But ideally this resource would also have general information about identifying edible plants anywhere in the world.

2 years, 5 months ago
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Try our new global edible weed book that has many plants that can be found anywhere in the world: Foraged Flavor. also see our website: meadowsandmore.com It is not a survival handbook but it does have tried and true carefully selected plants

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answered Jun 14 '12 at 05:21

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I can recommend Edible Wild Plants, by John Kallas. John teaches outdoor workshops around the country, but is based in Portland, Oregon. I have take some of the workshops and they are very informative and precise about the safety of the plant. Highly recommend the book and his classes, through Wild Food Adventures.com

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answered Jun 14 '12 at 17:25

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I can recommend Edible Wild Plants, by John Kallas. John teaches outdoor workshops around the country, but is based in Portland, Oregon. I have take some of the workshops and they are very informative and precise about the safety of the plant. Highly recommend the book and his classes, through Wild Food Adventures.com

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answered Jun 14 '12 at 17:25

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