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Q&A UK Puffball Identification

My wife and I are new to foraging. We recently found a large number of what we believe to be puffballs in a field. They look like this: From the information on the Wild Food UK site it sounds...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by JohnLBevan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are Hawthorn berries edible?

Being a bright red berry the old saying about avoiding red berries sticks to mind but I do remember reading that Hawthorn berries, or Haws, are edible... Is this true? Is there a seed to watch out...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

Question food foraging edible
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Q&A Is the wood of edible sumac poisonous?

I forage for food as a hobby, and noticed that the attaching parts of sumac stays with the berries sometimes, so it got me to wondering if the wood of edible sumac is poisonous for human consumptio...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by a coder‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are these small blue berries growing in clusters on a medium size bush in Southern Ontario, Canada?

These blue berries are growing in clusters on a medium size bush in Southern Ontario, Canada. What are they, and are they edible? Here are some details: The leafs are leathery and slippery. Th...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jonathon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you eat pine needles in an emergency?

If you are in a survival situation in the woods and really hungry, and you are unsure about which plants are edible, can you eat pine needles?

5 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by wyocalboy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A In a survival situation is it actually efficient to eat edible plants?

In a survival situation is it actually efficient to eat edible plants? Assume late spring to early fall in a temperate climate. We have plenty of questions about where to find edible plants and h...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question survival food edible
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Q&A Are these yellow orange hawthorns edible?

I have lots of these hawthorns in my neighborhood (Mount Lebanon) but I am afraid to eat from them. Are they safe ?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by alim1990‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question food plants edible
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Q&A Is there a backpacker's guide to edible plants that is very light?

Several decades ago, we were three days from the trailhead with no food. Let's not get into why that happened, please. It is too embarrassing. We had to slog through snow for two days, but on th...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to eat poison ivy berries since I don't react to the leaves?

Is it safe for someone who doesn't react to poison ivy to eat the berries? I am not going to try it without authority from someone who knows. Is it like smoke from burning vines, that can affect ev...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by J. Musser‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does red snow make a person sick?

In season 3 episode 2 of Survivorman, Les Stroud explains that red snow will make you sick. He also says that he doesn't know why it makes you sick. What's in it that makes you sick?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

Question snow edible
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Q&A Are almond fruits edible?

I went to get almonds at Walgreens and my friend said he would get me a bunch from the beach. And he proceeded to give me 4 almond fruits. I had seen these many times on the trees (here in San Ju...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by john mangual‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I safely eat grass?

A recent comment Cows eat grass, doesn't mean you can! got me thinking. Corn, wheat, rice, etc are all grass that we eat regularly. I am not sure the human race could survive on the planet...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any specific guidelines for edible plants in North America?

I know there are dangerous plants and fruits to eat, but are there any basic rules one can use when in an emergency situation that apply to all safe foods? The 'rules' don't necessarily have to app...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin Self‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I eat raw acorns?

I know that they are full of starch and fat. I also know that deer and boars eat them. Is it safe for a human to eat them?

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by user46147‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What UK mushrooms will kill you?

I've recently gotten into foraging for mushrooms locally and have been happily eating field mushrooms and giant puffballs (these are absolutely delicious if you can find them BTW). I was reading ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are all Ants and Termites edible?

Watching wildlife shows you frequently see omnivores (i.e. bears) eating ants and termites. We have the existing Q&amp;A Eating ants/termites on outdoor expeditions explaining that some ants and t...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you tell if a plant is edible by watching what animals eat it?

If I see a deer munching on a particular plant, is that enough to indicate that it's safe to eat? How about other animals?

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there any inedible seaweeds on the UK coastline?

So I'm quite into foraging, and seaweed (the real thing not chinese take away stuff...) is supposedly very nutritious for you and very easy to forage up, but are there any seaweeds which are not ed...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Aravona‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are barberries edible?

Barberries are so common around here that there would be enough for a fruit serving a day for quite a while. But there is a problem: I do not know whether or not they are edible. Are they edible in...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by J. Musser‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I identify edible berries/fruit from poisonous?

How can I identify edible berries/fruit in the wide and avoid the poisonous varieties? Is there a general guideline that can be followed or is specific to each plant?

9 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by studiohack‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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