In the outdoor event, you know the term of survival. More precisely self-defense in the wild. Many ways to do for self-defense in the wild, one of which is to supply food with replacement food available in the forest or mountain to survive.
Perhaps for those who often engaged in the world of nature activists already know even have been practicing how to survive only with food sources available in the forest. What are the actual plants that can be fed when lost or Survival in the forest?
Here are some plants or plants that can be used as a source of substitute food when surviving in the wild:
Dwarf trees that grow on the top of the mountain and become a protector for these climbers turn out the fruit and shoots of young leaves we can also eat a lot. Not a few climbers who do not know this because it may fit us to climb and until the peak of food supplies are still abundant and many.
Mulberry a kind of fruit that can be eaten, fruit surface at first glance similar to strawberry fruit. We often encounter in plains that have a cold/cool temperature. In Alun2 Suryakencana plants are easy to find.
Cecendet grows a lot in paddy fields or cliffs or open places because it requires enough sunlight. This plant we can eat the fruit. Its leather-covered fruit like leaves and round-shaped as big as marbles. If the color of the fruit a little to brass taste pretty sweet. This plant also turned out to be used as drugs, especially wet lungs, abdominal pain and others.
Plants that taste sweet like sugar and even very suitable for sugar substitutes in people with diabetes. This plant is derived from the plains of America, but now its spread is growing in Java, Sumatra, NTT, and Sulawesi, even have started in cultivation.
Mushrooms may be familiar to us, and even you are a fan of this mushroom food including me. While in the woods you will probably find different types of mushrooms. And of course, you have to be very careful and able to distinguish fungi that can be eaten and poisonous mushrooms. salah2 eating mushrooms cannot survive even life may float because rata2 mushrooms have a powerful poison and potentially kill you.
Begonia is a plant that many found in tropical rainforests. If we climb Mount Gede Pangrango, this plant is still very easy to meet. This plant we can eat on the stem. The color is green, and usually, the bark is a red color. It tastes tamarind, similar to the taste of starfruit vegetables.
His name is poh-pohan, it feels a bit bitter, but I use it to make vegetables. often found around the valley, the tree is short but beware do not get wrong quotes, if this leaves fragrant fragrant
8. Kecombrang Flower
This flower we often encounter in the forest or mountains are not too high, eat fruit or flower is quite fresh and rather sour, perfect for eliminate thirstily, often also found in the valley of this flower is usually in use as a mixture of vegetable pecel in the Java area.
9. Clover Leaf
Perhaps you’ve seen a little grass underground, and have a leaf-like shape. It is a cloverleaf or so-called clover.
Not hard to find clover grass. These grasses are cosmopolitan or easily found in the plains, including Indonesian forests. Well, when lost, this plant is the easiest you are looking for food. Just take the leaves and clean up then consumption.
10. Lo Fruit
Maybe you’ve never heard of his name. This is the fruit produced from the low tree. Some areas call it by the name of Lo. Just like other plants, lo fruit is found in the forest.
The fruit is round with a slightly shiny green skin. When split, you can see the inside of the fruit filled with lots of small seeds, like the inside of a jackfruit. Lo fruit can be eaten raw or boiled. When raw this fruit feels a bit sour, but after the boiled fruit is sweet.
These plants usually grow near water bodies or in the vicinity of waterways, so make sure the source of clean water before consumption. Watercress can be eaten raw, all you have to do is cut the stems and rinse with cold water with clean, tastes tasteless, but enough for thirst release, because this plant contains enough water.
One more plant that is found in the forest, namely selaginella. This is a small leafy plant like any other type of fern. Yes, selaginella does belong to a group of nails.
Leaf selaginella green, but do not worry if you see this leaf is blue or reddish. Selaginella can indeed serve as a determinant of acid-base acids. How to consume it should be a little careful, wash the leaves and cut into small pieces.
There are also steps we need to know so we do not eat plants wrong:
Common features of edible plants:
• Parts of young plants (buds/shoots)
• Plants that do not contain sap
• Non-hairy plants
• Plants that do not smell less tasty
• Plants are eaten by mammals, eg, monkeys
Steps that are required when going to eat plants:
• Eat familiar plants
• Eat not just one plant species
• Do not eat plants whose fruit is prominently colored for fear containing alkaloid poisons
• How to eat unfamiliar fruits is by rubbing a little into the hands of the reaction wait, if there is no strange taste (hot, bitter) means quite safe then to the lips, tongue with the same procedure after that at the wait 30 minutes otherwise no reaction means safe.
• We recommend that you cook the first part of the plant to be eaten
• It is better not to eat unknown mushrooms because most of the mushrooms in the forest are of a toxic type.