The great outdoorsman Dick Person teaches how to identify your next meal for camping in the outdoors. Otherwise known as
filling out nature's pantry, edible plants are everywhere around us in the wilderness, such as fireweed and berries.
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Dick What do you got there?
Female: Hey Dick, I do not know, some berries that I found here but I do not know if they are edible or not.
Dick: They sure are edible.
Dick: Thousands of birds and bears cannot be wrong. In fact, there is so much in this region that I call it nature’s pantry.
Female: Like I see here.
Dick: Would you like to see some more of them?
Dick: First of all salads, a fireweed one is about six to seven inches high when it first comes up, you can eat it right after ground. You can put it into your salad. Dandelion leaves, before the plant flowers when they are just about let us say three to four inches long, delicious, and wild chives fit in there very nicely in the salad. Then we come to steamed items. And again, here comes the fireweed. As it grows taller then it can be steamed like it would to spinach and the same thing as true with the dandelion leaves, but be sure you get them before the dandelion flower because then they tend to get quite bitter after that.
Amongst berries, we have crow and mulberries here in tremendous abundance. Cranberries also is one of my very favorite of all the berries of course lots are raspberries, we have rosehips also which are incredibly high in vitamin C. When it comes to mushrooms, weed about a dozen different species in my area and we just love them, but get a book and learn to identify the species exactly. Teas are very useful fireweed, Labrador tea, spruce and fur needles cooked up are very high in vitamin C, raspberry, red clover. But, let me leave you with this idea, get the books for your area, really learn to identify used plants and you will find that you can eat like a gourmet in the bush.