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6 Edible Plants That Will Help You Survive

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People have been depending on their ability to identify edible plants for thousands of years. It’s this “living off the land” that’s kept us alive for so long.

However, thanks to things like convenience and large-scale food production, we no longer need to depend on this survival skill to get our nutrients. And that’s a real shame, since we’re going to desperately need this ability in a crisis.

Think of it this way. Grocery store shelves nationwide will be cleared out in a matter of hours. And when that happens, most preppers will be standing in the middle of a field starving, having no idea which plants are edible and which are not.

Don’t let that be you.

To help you, I’m going to show you some plants you can safely eat when SHTF. That way, if you’re trying to fight off hunger, you can depend on these 6 edible plants to help get you through.

This is by no means a comprehensive list – there are tons of edible plants out there you should know about. However, this can be a great jumping-off point to get you started in learning about plant identification.

Remember – the more you Prepare Now, the more likely you’ll Survive Later!

6 Edible Plants That Will Help You Survive


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Amaranth is often known as a “weed.” But that’s a shame considering the entire plant is edible!

This plant is known as an “ancient grain” – even though it’s really not a grain at all (good news for celiacs!). This may be because you can make flour out of its tiny seeds (we talk about that in our blog right here). These seeds are the most nutritious part of the plant, and are an excellent source of protein, fiber and minerals.

The leaves are also edible. However, they may contain a lot of oxalic acid and nitrates. Because of this, you’ll want to boil the leaves in water, dump the water, and then boil them again. Strain out the leaves, toss out the water, and consume. This will help ensure the leaves are safe to eat.

Keep in mind there are many species of amaranth. Do your research to know which types grow in your area, so you can learn how to identify them!


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Dandelions are by far one of the most common “weeds” in the U.S.. However, too many Americans run these over with their lawn mowers, and not enough take advantage of their nutritious health benefits!

All parts of this plant are edible, making this a no-brainer to eat in a crisis. However, the leaves tend to get more bitter as the plant ages. To get rid of the bitterness, simply boil the dandelion leaves. You can also boil the root to make it easier to eat.

However, don’t dump the water after boiling! Dandelion tea can help ease stomach pain and reduce inflammation (which can come in handy in a crisis).

Green Seaweed

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Many preppers tend to look on land when foraging for plants. However, many neglect to check their local water sources! For instance, green seaweed is incredibly healthy and safe to consume. In fact, it’s hugely popular in a lot of Asian cuisine.

Seaweed can be eaten either raw or dried – however, dried is much easier to consume. To dry it, simply wash the seaweed in fresh water, and lay it out to dry on a clean towel. As it dries, the seaweed will become crispy and delicious.

Prickly Pear Cactus

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Preppers living in the southwestern U.S. will want to take advantage of the Prickly Pear in an emergency! That’s because this plant holds onto water, making it great for hydration. The inside of the cactus also has rich, tasty fruit you can enjoy (it’s typically purple or red).

Obviously, you won’t want to just eat the plant as-is. You’d likely cut the inside of your mouth.

Instead, cut off the spines (those pokey things) with a knife. Then cut the cactus open to reveal the fruit (and water) inside. Many find that boiling the cactus before consuming makes it easier to eat and digest.


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Cattails typically grow alongside standing water sources, as well as flowing streams and rivers. It’s distinguishable thanks to its puffy brown ends, which resemble hot dogs. Oddly enough, this brown part is the plant’s “flower.” It’s best to eat this in the early stages of its development (many people think it tastes like corn).

Luckily, most all parts of this plant are edible, and there are many ways to prepare it for consumption. As EatTheWeeds writes:

METHOD OF PREPARATION: Numerous, boiled immature and mature flowers, pollen in bread, stalks as a trail nibble, root starch for sustenance, root stems shoots as vegetables.   The roots can be boiled and the starch stripped or sucked off the fibers. They can be dried, the starch grated off the fibers and the starch used as flour. You can crush the roots in water, let the starch settle, pour off the water, then use the starch. Or you can but the roots on embers and roast until black, then peel the black layer off and chew or such the starch off the fibers. Also the core of the roots can be roasted until dry and used as a coffee substitute.


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Purslane was one of the plants Ghandi most loved to eat. Too bad most Americans consider it to be a weed!

This plant is incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also a healthy source of other vital minerals and vitamins your body needs for optimal health.

Not to mention, purslane has been shown to relieve both digestive and urinary issues, as well as acne, diarrhea, and even psoriasis. It also helps relieve sunburn pain.

Both the plant’s leaves and flowers are edible. They have a slightly sour taste, but aren’t bitter or too acidic. In fact, many people feel they taste like lemon! You can eat them raw, or you can boil them to relieve that sour taste.

IMPORTANT: The purslane plant has a doppelgänger called spurge. And this “imposter” is poisonous… and often deadly. Consuming spurge will cause severe stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting and more.

Here’s a picture comparing the two so you know which to look out for – and which to avoid.

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Picture courtesy of TLC Way With René


Hunter Biden Caught RED HANDED Lying Under Oath


House Republicans have detonated a political bombshell, exposing the brazen corruption and arrogance of the Biden family. They have unveiled indisputable evidence proving that Hunter Biden lied under oath multiple times during his congressional deposition earlier this year. This scandal epitomizes the Biden Administration’s systemic corruption and disregard for the rule of law.

The House Ways & Means Committee convened a crucial session on Wednesday to discuss documents protected under IRS code 6103, a section of the tax code designed to keep sensitive information confidential. The committee’s decision to release this material, despite the severe legal ramifications, underscores the gravity and urgency of the situation.

“Hunter Biden has once again demonstrated his belief that there are two systems of justice in this country – one for his privileged family and one for everyone else,” House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith thundered to Fox News Digital. “Not only did Hunter Biden brazenly refuse to comply with his initial subpoena until threatened with criminal contempt, but he also had the audacity to lie before Congress. This investigation and the documents released today are not about a personal vendetta against Hunter Biden; they are about ensuring the equal application of the law in a system that his family seems to believe they are above.”

Smith revealed that the documents show Hunter Biden lied at least three times during his deposition. “Lying during sworn testimony is a felony offense that the Department of Justice has prosecuted numerous individuals for in recent years, and the American people demand the same accountability for the son of the President of the United States,” Smith declared. “Hunter Biden’s lies under oath and obstruction of a congressional investigation into his family’s blatant corruption cast a shadow over his entire testimony. The newly released evidence confirms, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the only witnesses who can be trusted to tell the truth in this investigation are the IRS whistleblowers.”

The committee asserts that Hunter Biden mischaracterized his role at his firm, Rosemont Seneca, and actually controlled bank accounts he denied having under oath. Emails between Hunter Biden and his former associate Devon Archer show he helped a man named Miguel Aleman with visa documents, directly contradicting his testimony. Furthermore, WhatsApp records reveal that Hunter Biden only spoke with one Zhao — Henry Zhao of Chinese energy firm CEFC — debunking his claim of a mistaken identity due to intoxication.

In one explosive WhatsApp message, Hunter Biden blatantly leveraged his father’s position, telling a Chinese business associate from CEFC that he and his father would ensure “you will regret not following my direction.” Hunter Biden demanded a $10 million wire for his joint venture with CEFC, SinoHawk Holdings.

“I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, the director of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge, you will regret not following my direction.” Zhao responded, “CEFC is willing to cooperate with the family.”

Hunter Biden has been charged in two separate jurisdictions stemming from Special Counsel David Weiss’ years-long investigation into him. He pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for Delaware and federal tax charges in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The charges include making false statements during the purchase of a firearm, related to information required to be kept by a licensed firearm dealer, and possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler approached Congress, alleging that prosecutorial decisions in the federal investigation into the president’s son were influenced by politics. They claimed Weiss allowed the statute of limitations to expire for tax charges against Hunter Biden from 2014 and 2015 in D.C., and Hunter Biden should have been charged with tax evasion for 2014 and for filing false tax returns for 2018 and 2019, particularly concerning income from Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Fox News Digital reported in December 2020 that Hunter Biden failed to report “approximately $400,000” in income from his position on Burisma’s board in 2014.

The American public is fed up with a system rigged in favor of the powerful and well-connected. This is a direct assault on the integrity of our justice system. The time for accountability is now. Hunter Biden and his family’s blatant disregard for the law cannot be tolerated any longer. The American people demand justice.


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Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices


In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.



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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid


In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.


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