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I would like to learn more about finding natural edible plants in the wild. I know only a few,mainly Dandilions, puffball Mushrooms and some other grass greens and some edible flowers.
Do any of you recommend a edible plant book? Are most books by country like North America, or are the books broke up into areas like the Rocky Mountain, deserst or what? I am looking mainly for plants in Northern Arizona and southern Utah.
Do the books show real images or just descriptive drawings?
I would like to get more into hunting for small game and fishing for small wild fish, but that is something else Iwill look into later. Are there books that describe hunting small game like rabbits,squirrels,game birds, etc and how to properly prepare them for eating safely?
I grew up with parents who hunted and foraged to supplment meals, but didn't pay enough attention to know now 40 years later what to really look for.
I love the outdoors and would like to spend the next 20-40 years of my life living off the land like our ancestors did, so I can spend more time outdoors and less time having to go back to towns working for money to buy what others have processed into food.
Seems like the work needed to learn to hunt,fish and forage would be better as I am already more willing to be outdoors 90% of the year than to have to continue working for the money to buy the food.