posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 03:44 PM
These tests might save your life if you have no alternatives, but as you say, they are flawed. In fact, they can even get you killed. There are plenty
of berries and flowers which will kill you if you so much as press them against your lower lip (hemlock, foxglove and many others).
Sure, you can find a few nice things to eat which you are only mildly allergic to (most wild plants, even the edibles will not fully agree with most
people- the foods we have today were bred because of their near-universal lack of strong irritants for the majority of people), but you are taking
your life into your hands when you use these tests. Knowledge of the local edibles, and the nasty look-alikes goes a long way. That is why most
survivalists will tend to have regional knowledge, and be somewhat at a loss if they are dropped into a place where they don't know the plants and
animals as well as they would need to.