Foraging your own food and medicine is a wonderful way of increasing your self reliance. If you know how to do it properly, you will be able to take care of yourself and your family in the event of an emergency.

If there are shortages of food or medicine, foraging will allow you to gather what you need yourself. You just need to educate yourself on using herbs and plants as medicine. A good foraging book may just prove itself invaluable.

Here are some of our best foraging articles to help you learn to use the plants around you.