The stinging nettle (Urtica species) is a very good survival plant, since it can be found in many areas of the country. Steam or boil the young shoots or leaves to produce a great cooked green. Or boil the older leaves for ten minutes, then strain out the fibers, to make [...]
Remember that when a person sets out to gather wild edibles, he or she must do so with a great deal of caution. Some people, for example, might have allergic reactions to otherwise “safe” plants, and a number of factors—including the time of collection and method of preparation—can make a big [...]
Consume As Is
Eat the preserved product without further preparation. This is usually done with dried red meats safe to consume raw, or kippered meat or fish. Most preserved meats used in this manner are intended for such consumption.
Cook As Is
The salted, smoked, or pickled meat can be taken directly from storage into [...]