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Offline gringogigante

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Cattail uses book?
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:32:37 PM »
I have recently been made aware of the survival uses of cattails.  Does anyone know of a book that documents the extensive uses of cattails as a food source?

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Re: Cattail uses book?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 05:48:23 AM »
Good question.  There are some foraging books that discuss it (one is called “acorns and cattails” I think).  But I am not aware of books that discuss other uses, like its fiber.  A quick search online did not turn up anything, either.

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Re: Cattail uses book?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 01:25:39 PM »
  I don't know of a complete book on the subject,but this will be a start:

https://www.indiana.edu/~aisri/projects/gilmore/Uses_of_the_Cattail_by_the_Arikara_Indians.pdf

There are plenty of other foods on can forage or stockpile though cattail is easily found near most water...I would rather carry some line and hooks as fish
can be found and edible during all seasons while most plants are seasonal.

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Re: Cattail uses book?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 09:05:38 PM »
Great suggestions!  I'm more looking to expand my breadth of knowledge on wild edibles for camping and hunting trips with my family.  I've got the hunting and fishing down. Crawdad traps, etc.  I remember eating cattail shoots as a kid but forgot a lot about the plant.

Thanks amigos.