posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 11:23 AM
Juniper is used as a flavoring for gin, and can be used as an external rub for pain, but they aren't the best things to eat. If a handful was the
only food you had and that's all you ate, you should be alright. They contain some pretty harsh volatile oils.
Rose hips are a great source of food. They are super high in vitamin C, the further north you are, the more vitamin c they have. Wild grains are also
a great food source, especially if you collect while you hike.
Every region has it's own special treats, fiddlehead ferns are a tasty one near me, a local plant ID book would be invaluable. It should give you
more specifics, that way you don't overlook some obscure goody. It also give you the ability to take your photos and list of traits into the field,
regardless of internet availability.