Ignorance can kill. That sounds extreme, but if you don’t know what sources of food exist around you, you could starve in a worst case scenario. Therefore, it’s wise to get acquainted with your backyard cuisine.
But could it keep you alive? Eating weeds or even insects doesn’t sound very appealing. But in a survival situation, you and I will need to think twice about that.
Eating food sources we’re unfamiliar with will take some getting used to. You will likely have to get your taste buds acquainted with new and different offerings. That’s why it’s a good idea to start now, rather than wait until necessity dictates it.
Start with an edible plant identification guide. Better still, get to know someone who knows about foraging where you live. Take foraging classes if they’re offered in your area.
Sooner or later you’ll need to know how to prepare these alternate food sources to put on your dinner table. One resource I invite you to consider is Backyard Cuisine, by Steve Fonnesbeck. It contains over 70 recipes for main meals to making milk substitute.
I should say here that I’ve only read a Kindle sample of this book, but it looks promising. Besides recipes, it’s described as offering tips, along with recommendations and illustrations to help you become more self sufficient. It’s not meant to be exhaustive, so you’ll find references included for your further research on foraging and more.
You can begin the order process to get your copy of Backyard Cuisine by clicking on its title where you see it in this post. Incidentally, you’ll find other resources on edible plants on the Survival Training and Instruction page in the Prep Mart.
Consider this a gentle nudge not to overlook eating differently for survival. Your backyard cuisine might save your life after all.