On the second day of this challenge, your goal is to learn more about food resources when ordering groceries or fast food (or even survival food) won’t be an option. This is for long-term or severe survival events where all conveniences are gone.
Start by learning how to forage for your food. Whether it’s around your home or elsewhere, you need to know how to identify foods that are safe to eat. That may include things like leaves, berries, and nuts.
You never want to take risks and eat something unless you’re 100% sure it’s safe to consume because it could be poisonous. You may want to order a forager’s guide to help you identify food you can eat in nature.
This will vary from location to location. There may be things you didn’t realize you could eat, such as dandelion weeds that most people simply mow over to pluck out of the ground.
You want to make sure you’re not consuming anything with pesticides on it. To be sure, make certain that you clean the item off with water thoroughly before eating it. You may even want to cook the item as well.
Start out small with your foraging and grow it into something more comprehensive over time. Learn how to identify five edible items today and then teach your family what it looks like growing in the wild.
Another thing you want to do is start a plan for a survival garden of your own. It doesn’t matter if you want to use potted containers such vertical planters or an area in your yard where you can plant seeds directly.
Spend time today writing a list of your family's favorite produce – both fruit and vegetables. Check to see which ones have the most nutrients for a survival garden, which would include vitamins as well as calories.
Then, map out a garden that gives each plant enough room to grow and thrive. You can either order seeds online (preferably heirloom versions) or in some cases, you can grow the plant from a supermarket purchase.
For example, you can plant the seeds of a supermarket strawberry, tomato, and more. You can take things like a garlic clove, an onion, or a potato with a couple of eyes sprouting on it and plant those to start your garden.
Until Next Time
Dominus Owen Markham