Food & Health

Wild Plants That You CAN And CANNOT Eat

Know what you can consume in a life of death sitation…


Many novice preppers only ready themselves with a supply of food that last for a maximum of 72 hours. Other preppers have food that can last them days, weeks, months, hell even years! Well, no matter how long, chances are you will have to live off the land at some point and in a life or die situation you need to know what you can and cannot eat. Here are some common wild plants that you can eat.

Cattails: located in swampy areas. The root can be eaten boiled or raw – clean well before consuming. The stem can boiled or eaten raw.

Chickweed: found in shaded lawn areas and cultivated ground. Can be eaten like sprouts.

Chicory: The flowers and leaves can be consumed raw or boiled.

Curly dock: Can be eaten like kale. The leaves can be boiled, sauteed, or baked.

Dandelions: All parts of the dandelion are edible. And the roots can be boiled to make tea.

Lamb’s quarter: The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. Not a good idea if you have kidney problems. It’s best to cook it first.

Milk thistle: Use gloves when harvesting in order to avoid getting poked. Seperate the spines from the leaves, then eat raw or cooked.

Pigweed (Amaranth): All parts are edible.Seeds, stems and leaves can be eater raw or boiled.

Identifying harmful plants

To stay safe, make sure you know how to identify harmful and poisonous plants!

Five signs to identify probably poisonous plants:

  1. Plants possessing discolored or milky sap.
  2. Plants possessing a lacy foliage, that look like a dill or carrot tops.
  3. Plants possessing any spines, fine hair, or thorns.
  4. Plants possessing berries that are yellow or white.
  5. Any plants that are Umbrella-shaped.

Also be sure to avoid plants with glossy green or dull leaves.