Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants Review

Posted on Mar 14 2014 - 7:05am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

If there is one thing I truly adore about my husband, it is that he knows everything. Don’t get me wrong – he’s not a know it all, but absorbs just about anything he reads. Not only does he absorb it, but he remembers it for life. More than once we have gone hiking and walking and if I have a question about a plant, he knows it. Granted, some may be from his Boy Scout days, but a lot of it comes from the fact that he loves to read. Since we hike, I love him pointing out different things to me and telling me what stuff may be safe for Reya to accidentally eat, and which would be an emergency vet trip. When I was asked to review the latest copy of Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Pants, I was actually very excited. Now I might be able to learn for myself the different plants and which ones may be safe for my family!

Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants: What is It

Do you love to camp, hike, forage, or just love the idea of being able to get food from the wild? Then we think you will love Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants. Written by Christopher Nyerges, a leading expert in survival skills and wild food, this book is designed to teach anyone how to recognized edible plants, where to find them, and their medicinal and nutritional properties. This new addition features over 70 plants found throughout the United States, as well as over 100 full color pictures to help readers identify the plants. Once you have seen this awesome book, you will understand why campers and survival enthusiasts consider this a must have guide for foraging!

Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants: Overall

Not knowing a great deal about plants, I thought I was about to get massively intimidated by this book. Instead, I was introduced to a variety of plants and herbs in a very friendly, easy to understand manner. Not only are all the pages informative, but come with useful pictures to make sure you are properly identifying the plant. Really, it is the perfect book for beginners and experts alike. Based on my own experience of this book, I am happy to give Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants an A+ rating!

Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants: Where to Purchase

Would you love to purchase this book for yourself or someone you know? You can buy Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants on for $19.05 or you can purchase the Kindle version for $9.99.


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sandra Beeman March 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    I think this book is a must for anyone spending time outdoors especially camping, hiking or even bird watching. We humans are naturally curious about what we see and is it is edible, especially children. I’m so glad there’s a guide to help us identify safe from unsafe plants in the woods.

  2. Marcia Lee March 14, 2014 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    I have seen pictures of poison ivy and don’t think I could identify it without having someone point it out to me. I think The Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants is going to be a helpful tool and with the pictures in the book, maybe even I could learn to identify what is edible and what is not.

  3. Dorothy Boucher March 15, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    this definitely sounds like a wonderful book. i know for myself and my hubby we go camping or hiking a lot, and i often ask him but unlike your hubby he doesn’t know every plant out there, he always tells me wait to we get home and we can look it up lolll oh well thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  4. lisa March 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This would be a good book for someone that liked to camp and hike.

  5. melisa March 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I swear you are talking about my husband, he’s exactly how you described your husband, except maybe not so much a reader. We love everything concerning survival, this sounds like an awesome book!

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