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Can You Survive In The Woods By Foraging In The Wild?

Take this quiz and find out.

IT HAPPENED.

AND NOW YOU'RE HERE, IN THE WOODS, TRYING TO FEND FOR YOURSELF.

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HOW WILL YOU FIND NOURISHMENT?

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TAKE THIS NATURE SURVIVAL QUIZ AND FIND OUT:



  1. DANDELIONS

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Of course you can!

  2. ELDER-BERRIES

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Though you're going to want to boil the berries down if you're able first.

  3. OAK LEAVES

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Humans will get sick after eating Oak leaves due to their high Tannic Acid level.

  4. CHICORY

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    You can eat the flowers raw, the roots boiled, and the leaves raw OR boiled, chef's choice!




  5. CHANTERELLE
    MUSHROOMS

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    In fact, people forage for these all the time. But not all mushrooms are created equal, so you might as well get acquainted with the different types you can and can't eat now!

  6. GRASS

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    You shouldn't eat grass in the wild for a plethora of reasons; among them the fact that humans can't digest it and will result in unpleasant stomach issues.


  7. ACORNS

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    You can eat acorns if you need to in the wild, but you might want to soak or cook them first.

  8. CLOVER

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Actually, you can totally eat clover raw!


  9. VIOLETS

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    You bet you can! You'll often find this accompanying many a meal at fancy-pants organic and vegetarian restaurants, but in the wild you can eat it raw.


  10. KUDZU

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    You can eat these leaves raw like a salad, and some people already do!

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