its nice to be able to walk around and find things that are useful right now. We are in harvest season and there is a lot of useful stuff spread out throughout the whole Pacific Northwest. Of course, it always comes with challenges, such as:
- Time of day
- Food budget
I remember stretching my food budget last year with blackberries while I was mostly in Seaside, Oregon. But I also picked a lot of berries around Warrenton as well. I never noticed any major problems with my health from eating the blackberries. There may have been one time when my cavity hurt a little more than normal though. The berries are not too sweet, but enough of them may not be great for teeth.
I really don’t know any other good tasting wild foods around here that I can acquire legally, at least. If this was 100 years ago, I would own a gun and probably rely on my hunting and fishing skills a lot more. But the society is much too numerous to hunt around. Plus, hunting and fishing has been regulating into strictly a sports status. I’m not sure when it gravitated from a survival status.
Since the weather can get too hot and sunny around midday, I’m left with focusing on gathering the berries in the mornings or late afternoons. I can’t stand the sun. It saps my strength and motivation.