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So you’re stranded in the wilderness. You consumed the last nub of your Clif Bar two days ago, and now you’re feeling famished. Civilization is still several days away, and you need to keep up your strength. The greenery all around you is looking more and more appetizing. But what to nibble on? Some plants will keep you alive and are chock full of essential vitamins and minerals, while some could make you violently ill….or even kill you.
Which of course makes proper identification absolutely critical.
Very good and thank you. I loved the part where they show you how to find water.
Also, they have a very good Survival Skills Quiz.
I recommend it. It's 20 questions long but i find it fun.
I can't stress enough the importance of alternative food sources, unfortunately, most everyone i talk to looks at me as tho i have a tree branch growing out of my forehead when i tell them of the food that they poison/pull out of their lawns.
This site has a plethora of information of wild edibles widely available.
Food not lawns is another good site.
Replace most of your grass with "weeds" and supplement your diet until that day we have to leave the cities.
Keep in mind (OP), that you won't likely have access to online info in a SHTF scenario. Even your smartphone, that kids today are so hung up on, is likely to become a paperweight. So, a good idea to have that info in a printed format.
You're young though, plenty of time (most likely) to prepare when you're older. I know it sounds strange, but man, don't get caught up in the whole prepper thing before you actually live your life and enjoy life and your youth. And if you don't have the means to prep...well, make friends with someone who IS! I have a few younger folks that have done just that. Sure, it's kind of jokingly, but they do know, realistically, that if a SHTF event happened, they could come here and join us, and we'd get through it all together.
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
You should search here for some of the threads on prepping with a budget. I recall seeing some good ones. Love it or loathe it, I got my BOB backpack at WalMart for less than $20, and it is probably one of the most comfortable backpacks I've ever used...and durable, tons of pockets, etc. I do a little at a time, and make sure I take time to enjoy life as well.
Is your fiance' on board with it too? That helps. Took a while, but some recent hardships made my wife see the wisdom of prepping. Sucked to go through it, but nice now to have her buy in (and suggestions) for prepping (and easier to approve big ticket prep ideas). It also helps that I ALWAYS try to come up with a practical NOW application for a prep proposal.
Example, I will need about 20 4" diameter, 8' long wooden posts (4' of this is in the ground), to put in, in front of our fence, to prevent someone driving through it. These posts are about $5 each, so $100 total. Not real pricey, but still, it's a hundred bucks. While a security measure, I explain that the $100 investment keeps someone from accidentally swerving off the road (with all the accidents we've seen lately) and then costing us much more in chainlink fence repair. Much easier sell than, "to keep bandits from driving through our fence in a zombie apocalypse".....
Also, in a SHTF scenario, I can use those posts to good effect stringing up some barbed wire, etc.
edit on 20-3-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)
Hopefully the mice won't get to it.
I got all my bugout stuff from walmart too,