Survival Tip: Learn to Identify and Use Plants as Food and Medicine

  • Posted on: 9 October 2016
  • By: Jim jones
medicinal herbs

The earliest known writing about medicine was a 110-page Egyptian papyrus. It was supposedly written by the god Thoth in about 16 BC wikipidia

Understanding the plants and trees around you should be as important to you as the food you store and the tools you acquire, when walking the path of self-reliance. 

You owe it to yourself to have a full understanding of  the medicinal, as well as the edible qualities of the plants and tress in your area, so that you can make use of these resources when the time comes.

From mid-Spring to early Fall, medicinal and edible plants are readily available, from the side of the road to the edge of the creek. A solid understanding of these medicinal and edible plants will keep you feed, healthy and medicated in a survival situation. While others who do not have this knowledge could pay the consequences with their life.

Many woodsmen found dead from starvation, lay only feet away from life giving wild edibles... source unknown

We have an ongoing segment on edible and medicinal plants that you can access here

Geared To Survive recommends these great books for identifying and using plants as food and medicine

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition (Peterson Field Guides)

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides)


Learn how to identify and utilize plants as a resource and it will serve you wll

Follow on Facebook and Twitter | Visit my store 

Affiliate Disclosure: 

I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links enables me to keep the content flowing