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Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana

Foraging Bandana

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The Foraging Bandana is designed to act as a learning primer, field aid, or emergency reference. It shows the 12 most common wild plants/fungi of North America and indicates their field uses using part indicator icons, giving you the ability to safely forage in the backcountry or your own backyard. Whether you’re an expert forager or a newbie, this wearable foraging tool can educate, encourage impromptu foraging, and help in sharing the passion of foraging with others.

  • Lists the most common plants/fungus of North America, including their common and scientific names
  • Indicates the field uses of all 12 plants/fungi 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 is an original design by Wazoo 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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Living on the land

This bandana is wonderful. It is a fine weave and soft with lots of information on plants and what not to do and what to do. What's not to like!?

Ken V.

Not ever going to buy

From anyone else! The product is superior in every way. Materials are strong the design is even better. A very useful item made even more essential by the crew at Wazoo. This bandana kicks serious grass Thank guys and gals

Jason W.

A Great Piece of Kit

It looks even better in person than it does online. The material is durable, soft, and just the right amount of absorbent for a bandana. The writing and illustrations are very crisp and easily legible. I will be buying one again.

Susan T.

Foraging Bandana

i ordered several of these for the women in my back packing group. We are all learning to identifying plants in the wild, especially those that are edible or for medicinal purposes. This is a beautiful bandana, with good info on it. hoping it becomes useful in the identification process and not just as a cooling cloth! FYI--all the women love how the info is organized and how pretty it is overall with the organization and colors! I've taken it with me on two weekend backpacking adventures---another one coming up this weekend--more opportunity to sharpen those skills!


Great as a gift

I bought this for my daughter to use as a teaching tool/introduction to foraging for my little granddaughter. They love being in nature and my daughter has many of the featured plants on her property. The bandana is beautiful and feels great. I know they'll get some great use out of it!

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