- PRODUCT INFORMATION
- FORAGING EXPERTS
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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