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    Sasafrass trees grow here as weeds. I guess that I would have to learn to like it!
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    And I was starting to think I was the only hillbilly that liked sasafrass tea. It has to be dug by yourself though, that stuff they sell in the store is crap.

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    Getting past the food aversion factor is the main thing. There are a lot of edible things out there that most people would puke at the thought of eating. For example the fresh eyeballs from animals are a good source of saline (salt) which your body needs.

    As for insects you can forget spiders for the most part, at least all the survival instructors I ever had said you should. Same goes for mushrooms. They don't provide much nutritional value and are a real risk is you don't know what you're picking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaAKM
    Sasafrass trees grow here as weeds. I guess that I would have to learn to like it!
    sassafrass tea and Abulita chocolate has got to be my favorite deep woods breakfast . gooooood stuff
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    I was raised in the swamps of Louisiana so I already eat a lot of unusual stuff. When you are talking about true survival you will eat what you need to eat or you will die. Also in a survival situation ignorance will kill you faster than anything else.
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    As a general rule of thumb for edible plants. If it has a white sap or has a bitter taste, spit it out. If it passes the above test. Eat a small portion and wait a while to see if you mouth tingles (that is bad) best to wait 4 hours to see if it give you diarrhea before you eat very much of any un-test food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic1954
    As a general rule of thumb for edible plants. If it has a white sap or has a bitter taste, spit it out. If it passes the above test. Eat a small portion and wait a while to see if you mouth tingles (that is bad) best to wait 4 hours to see if it give you diarrhea before you eat very much of any un-test food.
    That is a good basic approach if it is something that you are not sure of. I do agree with some previous comments that relate to how much is edible, but we wouldn't even consider eating it! I guess that we would have to consider how "The rest of the World eats"...
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    Yikes!
    I'll stick to SPAM...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebore
    The question is, if you were really starving, and it was down to survival, what would you eat, or do to survive? Is it a good idea to have basic knowledge of edible plants, or trapping/snaring techniques, or will the Gov't be there to feed you? I have "played around" with preparedness, and survival methods for a few years, and I'd like to think that I would be able to eat Pond Scum & BullFrogs. I'll say that in my experiments with "Survival Foods", it's been a big awareness challenge between how I am used to feeding myself, and others, and how you might "have" to eat. OBTW, tinfoil makes some "dandy" cooking vessels.
    I would eat almost anything that is safe to eat. I Have eaten Seaweed and that is really gross. So grubs, worms and even mice couldn't be nearly as bad.

    I grew up poor and we hunted a lot to make ends meet. Rabbit, squirrel, morning dove, you name it and we prolly ate it.

    I have learned several trick throughout the years. One good source is Tom Brown's Wilderness Guides. Very good stuff in his books. Google him.
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    Thanks for the reference, I'll check it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven
    Well you could eat....
    I forget the name of the plant but I know what it looks like-wild carrots....
    Queen Ann's Lace. The root (carrot) is ripe when the flower bundle has one dark red flower in the center.

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