While attempting to feed yourself solely on roots and leaves is a tough task, it is possible and its also a great midway between meat meals in a survival situation. Foraging is a skill that people tend to either scoff at or they embrace it whole heartedly. When you happen upon a persimmon tree after a long day of hiking or even if you find a tree of hazelnuts late in the fall it can be such a game changer for you. The biggest problem with foraging is that foraging takes a lot of book learning and a lot of practical work. You have to go find these plants and eat them.
This article features a wild edible that you can add to your arsenal. It will become just another plant that you can call upon in times of disaster or if you are just backpacking and don’t feel like breaking into the jerky.