Wondering through the trail, we came across a small Army Survival Garden, winding down its growing season as we approach late fall, there were raspberry bushes, nettles, grasses (for seed), plantain, asparagus and other wild edibles contained within a small makeshift fenced area. As I was looking at it and reading the placard, Angelica pointed out that I "can find a garden to look at anywhere we go."
the identification of eatable plants to subsidize the diet until rescue
or return to civilization occurred.
Having survival skills is important; having the will to survive is
essential. Without a desire to survive, acquired skills serve little
purpose and invaluable knowledge goes to waste.
Survival covers a wide range of subjects including the psychology of
survival, unique and fascinating ways of obtaining food and water,
shelter-building, fire-building, and navigation.
This exhibit demonstrates a few of the native eatable plants from FM
3-05.70, how to identify them and where to find them.
S-- Size Up The Situation
(Surroundings, Physical Condition, Equipment)
U-- Use All Your Senses
Undue Haste Makes Waste
R-- Remember Where You Are
V-- Vanquish Fear and Panic
V-- Value Living
A-- Act Like the Natives
L-- Live By Your Wits, But For Now,
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