Re: Edible Wild Plants
Michael C. Horowitz (mhorowit@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 30 Jul 1995 09:16:49 -0400
Bob Myers writes about wanting to learn about edible plants.
My credentials: I've been playing with edible plants and mushrooms for
about five years now with waxing and waning enthusiasm.
I echo Susan's comment that you try the plants at home before going
into the field; being ill in the field is not fun - beside, you
could potentially "wipe-out" everyone's TP supply!
I was going to say ther berries that you know are an exception, but
if you know them already, then you don't need me!
Recommend a copy of Peterson's "Edible Wild Plants".
I find that both with 'roooms and plants, one cannot say "it's time
for supper, I think I'll start looking for plants". It's more of a
'gather as you walk'. Sometime you find yourself camped near an
edible that you can 'incidently' weave into an existing supper. One
such happening occurred during my WB training when I located a mess
of poke (in season) near by, and the cook had a large pot handy.
Yumm. Another occurred on Trail Camp when I identified a beefsteak
mushroom, sliced it up, sauted it, and had a nice hor 'dorve. Note:
in your enthusiasm to share your find, it is not a good idea to offer
it to the boys; even the know edible 'rooms can cause different
reactions to different people; use yourself as the victim.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City