And these things can’t kill you if you get it wrong. Getting foraging wrong can be fatal.
Key Things You MUST DO When Foraging
Foraging is simply the act of finding food that’s growing wild. It is legal to forage on public land (most places) and there are so many tasty treats that you can find. But you must follow these simple rules to make the most out of things.
Identifying What You Eat Is Vital
This is the most important rule of foraging.
You must work out what you have found and be 100% certain that you’ve identified it properly and be 100% certain that what you have found is edible.
This is no joke. Every year thousands of people get sick or even die from eating unsafe items and, particularly, toadstools that they thought were mushrooms.
Learn From Experts
One of the best ways to get into foraging is to join a foraging club (these are easy to find just Google for them) or to take classes such as these from Eat the Weeds.
In fact, if at all possible – your first few foraging trips should be in the company of someone who knows what they’re doing.
You’re much less likely to get poisoned with an expert on hand.
Study & Use Field Guides
You can get some excellent field guides to foraging at the Book Depository and they’re going to really help you with the task in hand.
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