Jack's Field Guide to Wild Edibles Plants, Fruits & Seeds
- North American Harvester’s Handbook for All Four Seasons
- Narrated by: Craig W. Van Sickle
- Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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A practical guide to wild edibles of North America by season
If you want to find your next meal free and in the wild, this book is for you! I will teach you how to forage for truly edible, natural, and holistic food in one of the oldest ways possible—by gathering.
Foraging is a way of life.
I grew up in Texas on a large ranch. Born in a family where ranching was the core business, I inevitably found myself spending most of my time in the range. While in the wild, I came to learn that there are so many plants that can be turned into food that most people rarely use. My interest in foraging started growing at the tender age of 10.
When I came of age, I abandoned the farm life and moved to a modern city. I lived a normal life and tried to avoid the ranching life I was accustomed to as a child. However, as the saying goes, old habits die hard. I started aging; I started craving my childhood days.
Now, I live 100 percent off-grid and live off the land.
When I retired, I decided to live off-grid and venture deep into the world of forging. For the past 12 years, I have been living off the grid.
I have found foraging to be very fulfilling and a way of life I wish I had started earlier.
There are many benefits of foraging, like frugal living.
Besides the fact that this way of life helps you enjoy the natural world and connect with it, it is also a way of cutting costs. Most of the food you will get while foraging comes free of charge. This helps save the money that most people use on purchasing food. Secondly, my main reason for going back to the traditional way of life was to escape the prison of processed foods. I won't lie; I still enjoy processed foods from time to time. However, I no longer rely on such foods fully; my diet is mainly made up of natural foods.
Natural food has helped me control my hypertension, diabetes, even weight loss.
Shifting from processed foods to natural foods has really helped me cut weight and regain vibrant health. Thanks to the natural herbs and foods, my blood pressure has gone back to normal, and I rarely have blood sugar spikes as I did years ago. Well, while these are some of the benefits of going natural, they are not the reason for shifting to natural foods. You may forage even if you do not want to go natural all the way.
Do not expect to become an expert in one day.
This guide is just meant to help you know where to step and what to avoid in your journey of becoming a forager.
This book is specifically designed for those who have an interest in foraging. The beginners will find it more rewarding. However, even if you are an ardent forager, you should also give it a shot.
You will learn about these amazing topics in my book about foraging for wild plants in North America:
- Sixty wild plants to forage in North America by season
- Foraging basics: basic principles that guide foraging
- What the law says about foraging
- Foraging ethics
- Nineteen plants to forage in summer
- Twenty-one plants to forage in spring
- Ten plants to forage in winter
- Ten plants to forage in the autumn (fall)