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Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana

Foraging Bandana

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A Field Reference and Foraging Tool

We designed this bandana to act as a learning primer, field aid, and emergency reference. For newbies, this bandana serves as a fun, stepping-stone educational tool. For more experienced foragers, this bandana should encourage impromptu foraging, help in sharing the passion of foraging with others, demonstrate alignment with the foraging lifestyle, and help promote awareness of continued education in this field.

Foraging is an art that's all but lost in today's modern society, but it can make a huge difference in your life. A foraging tool like this bandana is meant to give a person power over their situation, leading to purpose, and the ability to self-aid and self-rescue.

The Foraging Bandana was designed in cooperation with some of the finest foraging instructors. We worked with experts, Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen and Dr. Nicole Apelian, to select the plants listed on this bandana.

  • Lists the most common plants/fungus of North America, including their common and scientific names
  • Indicates the field uses of all 12 plants/fungus using part indicator icons on each plant illustration
  • Includes the ”5 Steps of Identifying Edible Plants” by Samuel Thayer and ”Rules and Ethics of Foraging” by Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen


Arrowhead/Wapato (Maranta spp., Sagittaria spp.), Burdock (Arctium minus, Artium lappa), Prickly Pear Cactus (Opunita lindheimeri), Cattail (Typha latifolia), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Maple Tree (Acer spp.), Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor), Plantain (Plantago spp.), Stinging Nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides, U. dioica, U. urens), Wild Violet (Viola spp.), Willow Tree (Salix spp.), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

  • 100% Cotton
  • Made and Printed in the USA
  • Measures 22" x 22" Square

This design is by Wazoo Survival Gear LLC in cooperation with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen and Dr. Nicole Apelian.

We worked with these experts to choose plants based on the following criteria:

  • Abundance in the USA

  • Ease of Identification

  • Few or no poisonous look-alikes

  • Ability to represent on a bandana

  • Ease to process into its usable form  

Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen

Ph.D. chemist by day, rogue naturalist by night/weekends. Mark has become one of the most experienced foraging experts in North America. He's the creator of www.foragingtexas.com which is probably the most useful foraging resource available... and it's FREE!

Dr. Nicole Apelian

Dr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness and survival skills with the world. Learn more at NicoleApelian.com

Illustrations of Burdock, Nettle and Prickly Pear Cactus copyright: Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Made and printed in the USA!

The plant representations and denoted characteristics featured on this bandana are in no way intended to be a source of proper identification, use, or processing of plants. 

Wazoo Survival Gear LLC and all other mentioned parties are not responsible for any harm resulting from the act of harvesting or attempting to forage plants.

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Plant life

Another good teaching item for my grandsons



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Ultra informative and good looking too!



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United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great way to make a bandana even more useful

What a great way to make a bandana even more useful. The wild edible guide is good as a confirmation to ID plants and the bandana has so many uses otherwise.



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United States United States


This was a super hit for the hikers in my family. Foraging for mushrooms in the forest will always be possible with this light weight bring a long additional carrier.

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Rebecca S.
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This Bandana is so good, I wrote it into my Award-Nominated Book Series!

As an aficianado of all things Foraging, I am a fangirl of Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen - so when I saw this bandana was available, I HAD to buy it. Little did I know how absolutely gorgeous and durable this bandana was... everybody who saw it LOVED it and I had to buy more for friends and family. I ended up loving the Wazoo Foraging Bandana so much, I wrote it into my Sci-Fi Western Book Series as a foraging aid for my Main Character... My Series, WATCHER of the DAMNED, ended up being a three-time Nominee for Novel of the Year by the Prometheus Award. Now Wazoo is listed in the credits for the series, along with a link to this amazing little bandana, a gift for Survivors and Foragers alike!

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