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Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plants—the key elements of identification.Anyone who has spent serious time outdoors knows that in survival situations, wild plants are often the only sustenance available. The proper identification of these plants can mean the difference between survival and death. This book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of wild plants—the key elements of identification. Hugely important to the book are its color photos. There are over one hundred of them, further simplifying the identification of poisonous and edible plants. No serious outdoors person should ever hit the trail without this book and the knowledge contained within it....

Title : The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants
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ISBN : 9781602396920
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants Reviews

  • Fredrick Danysh
    2019-04-05 12:39

    This is a survival manual of sorts as the US Department of the Army has compiled a guide to edible wild plants from around the world that can be eaten in times of need. The manual starts with an identification section followed by a section on medicinal uses of some of the plants. This is a useful reference book for the outdoorsman, survivalist, or prepper.

  • Mary Codd
    2019-04-18 07:34

    Far from complete as claimed in the title, this book describes habitat and distribution, physical characteristics, and edible parts of many wild plants but not in great detail. The photos are poor quality, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable trying to identify plants using them. The book covers the tropics, subtropics, and temperate zones. Since I’m not planning a visit to the tropics or subtropics I wasn’t interested in many of the plants covered. I caught several typos and that made me worry about the accuracy of other information in the book. Sadly, the term “good enough for government work” comes to mind to describe this book. The back cover says that the book was originally created for use by U.S. Army personnel. I sure hope our troops have a better handbook than this one to help them survive in the wild. I would not recommend purchasing this book.

  • Emily Mellow
    2019-04-08 10:26

    The "complete guide"? This book describes several plants, from several different continents, so that wherever you are in the world you may be able to find something to eat. However, this is one of the least complete guides I've ever seen.On the other hand (!) there is a lot of useful information. If the title was different, I would say that this was a very good book, and I love that the US Army published it. It's really about survival in harsh climates. As well as edibility of plants, they describe other uses, like building a shelter with certain stalks, or making rope with others. There's not much detail, but it's a good starter book, especially for people who don't know where in the world they will end up ;)

  • Keith
    2019-04-07 15:43

    You probably never realized, but there are many plants and weeds right in your own yard that are actually edible! In this book each page gives you the name,photo, basic information about each plant, and how to cook the plant and how some plants can also be used as home remedies. Its very easy to use and the photos are clear so you can easily identify the plant. I gave it a 4 because although it tells you to cook certain parts of the plant, it doesn't say for how long and that could end up making someone sick if its their first time. It also fails to mention that plants sprayed with pesticides and chemicals should NOT be eaten by you.

  • Dolly
    2019-04-19 07:50

    Interesting from a survivalist perspective perhaps but since it covers plants from around the world, it takes a lot of picking and choosing to find plants that might grow in one's own region. Good cautionary advice included to help prevent accidental poisoning from unknown plants but I'm concerned that the descriptions mentioned in the book are not detailed enough to ensure that the plant is what you think it is. I would hesitate to use this book only if I wanted to just find edible plants for a snack but in a survivalist situation, it would be better than nothing.

  • Josie
    2019-04-06 15:45

    Fairly good pictures and descriptions (with some line drawings), but it covers the whole world and that's not always useful to the backyard gatherer. Also, very clear warnings as to what is poisonous or dangerous. And, heh, they give tips on what you can use for camo and things like rope. Gotta love those Army folks for thinking beyond food. If you're ever behind enemy lines, this is the book to have, lo.Great layout!

  • Mary
    2019-04-16 14:53

    Interesting, but there were a lot of typos. Also there were two separate plants that had the exact same picture of red fruit. Not really sure which one it belonged to. The pictures were ok, but I don't really see how some of the line drawings would help because they were not very clear.

  • Paula Zoran
    2019-04-12 08:46

    I'm always interested in new things. Walking along the path I was intrigued by the many plants that flowered. This field guide helped me to see what plants were edible and which were not. The guide was extremely easy to use.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-05 12:52

    This book's positive feature include a detailed picture and description for each plant depicted. I would have felt it had more value, if it depicted our regions wildflowers. This was definitely a good start on this topic.

  • Cabracrazy18
    2019-04-06 09:53

    Overall not a very good book for identifying plants. Some of the information I would even consider questionable. Great for the colored photographs that accompany every plant, but some of them are hard to tell how big the plant is. Not a lot of information on each plant either.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-19 13:36

    Seems thorough, but not very well organized.

  • Emma
    2019-04-01 14:51

    I have always been interested in what is poisonous and what is okay to eat.

  • Eric Allan
    2019-03-31 10:40

    Contains many photographs. Also with some description on how to prepare and eat them. It has lists divided by region. Not exhaustive by any means. Also, a lot of useless tropical info.

  • Kaz
    2019-04-04 15:24

    Good pictures and descriptions.