Now outdoorsman and survivalists can own this comprehensive and handy guide to edible plants authored by the US Army. Whether you are a stranded soldier, a wilderness hiker, or you just want to know which plants growing in your backyard are edible, this is an invaluable resource.
Nothing is more important for the outdoorsman than being prepared to survive in the wild, and the ability to recognize edible plants is an indispensable way to do so. When survival is the chief objective, often plants are one’s best (and only) source of nutrition and medicine. The key is being familiar with their botanical structure, where to find them, and which will provide the most sustenance. Equally as important is knowing which are potentially poisonous or fatal if consumed.
This is a full-color reference to plants both common and rare, from purslane to the prickly pear. Inside are details on how to locate, identify, and prepare edible wild plants, as well as information on their specific nutritional benefits and other handy uses. This guide also includes a section on which plants to avoid and how to test for edibility.
A no-nonsense survival aid, this book is an essential guide for serious adventurers and the armchair botanist alike. Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death.
The Department of the Army (DA) is one of the three military departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America. Its mission is to fight and win our Nation’ s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.