Taiga a very difficult environment. Get the power in the taiga conditions quite difficult. Not always possible to get meat, protein foods. In this case, you need to prepare your meals from plant food. Today we will discuss how you can eat the plants in the forest. Even in summer, taiga vegetation is so diverse, so to find a meal – We need to have knowledge that the edible and what is not.
In late summer, the fall in the forest abundance berries: Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, cloudberries, blueberries, raspberries, lemongrass, etc. Many berries are suitable for food and winter freezing directly on the branches. If you can not find the berry under snow – You can eat good.
Reedmace – all known plant growing on the shores of most boreal reservoirs. Cattail roots are edible, rich in starch. It is necessary to dig, pull out the stem and rinse thoroughly cattail root system resembling noodles. The roots can be eaten raw, just like that, or baked by the fire, which is much more interesting and tastier.
In the forest a lot of edible herbs. You can also find wild or feral plants with edible tubers: potato, turnip, turnip – but this is rare. Sorrel, nettles, onions leek – help in the preparation of an improvised soup taiga.
Cones. Nuts from the cones of conifers (pine, larch, cedar) – perfectly suited to food. Most importantly, cones and nuts can be mined in the winter when other food is almost lacking. It is impossible to collect cones from the ground, they are probably already checked out local animals and the rest seems to be nuts – empty. We must try to knock down cones of the tree. Or heavy blows on the trunk deck of cedar or pine – coward bumps down. Especially well this method fails in the cold.
Hazelnut often found in the forest. This is a great, energy-rich food.
Mushrooms. Although, of course, mushrooms – not plants, but they are also relevant to mention here (not game after all). Almost all of the summer and autumn in the forest, you can find mushrooms. It is important to well-versed in the mushrooms to eat are not poisonous. For this, I recommend not to laugh mushroom pickers, and by adjacent to the rows «silent hunter»That at least for themselves have an idea of edible mushroom taiga. Learning guides – also good, but nothing replaces a visual experience, especially if you’ve never fond of mushrooms.