20 Wild Edibles To Preserve For Winter

Even though you may have worked to grow crops or hunt for food, shortages can still occur. Fortunately, there are plenty of wild plants that are edible and capable of delivering an enormous harvest during the fall season. Here are 20 plants that should be part of your fall foraging and winter plans.

If you cannot find these in your local area, there are many others that may be suitable for you and your family to consume. Learning how to use and store these plants now can truly make living off the grid after a crisis much easier to manage.

 List of 20 Wild Edibles

How to Find Other Edible Plants 

Even though you may think you can recognize certain plants in the wild, poisonous ones can easily fool you in a crisis situation. This is especially important to consider if you are passing through a geographic region that features plants you may not be accustomed to. Before cooking or eating any plant, it is best to use the Universal Edibility Test first.

Aside from helping you determine which plants are poisonous to humans, this test will also help you avoid consuming plants that you may be allergic to. Needless to say, even if a plant appears safe for you to consume, everyone in the group should do the same test after you in order to make sure they are not allergic to the plant in question.

No matter how traumatic a crisis situation may be, finding food is always going to be important. Regardless of where you happen to be, wild plants can be harvested during the fall season. While some may be easier to store than others, rest assured that they can easily help you live comfortably and well until other food sources can be grown or hunted.


This article has been written by Carmela Tyrell for Survivopedia.

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Carmela Tyrrell is committed to off gridding for survival and every day life. She is currently working on combining vertical container gardening with hydroponics. Tyrrell is also exploring ways to integrate magnetic and solar power generation methods. On any given day, her husband and six cats give thanks that she has not yet blown up the house. You can send Carmela a message at editor [at] survivopedia.com.