Wazoos Foraging Reference Neck Gaiter

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Wazoos Foraging Reference Neck Gaiter

A spin-off of the original Foraging Bandana, the Foraging Neck Gaiter was designed for those who want a field-reference tool that also provides quick and efficient protection from the elements. The Foraging Neck Gaiter is Made in the USA and provides neck and face coverage during any season, while on the trail, river, or while foraging.

We designed this print to act as a learning primer, field aid, and emergency reference for all levels of foragers.

Wazoos Foraging Reference Neck Gaiter Specifications & Features:

      FEATURES & SPECS:
      Lists the most common plants/fungus of North America, including their common and scientific names
      Indicates the field uses of all 12 plants/fungi using part indicator icons on each plant illustration
      Includes the ”5 Steps of Identifying Edible Plants” by Samuel Thayer and ”Rules and Ethics of Foraging” by Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen

      PLANTS ILLUSTRATED:
      Arrowhead/Wapato (Maranta spp., Sagittaria spp.), Burdock (Arctium minus, Artium lappa), Prickly Pear Cactus (Opunita lindheimeri), Cattail (Typha latifolia), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Maple Tree (Acer spp.), Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor, Coriolus versicolor), Plantain (Plantago spp.), Stinging Nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides, U. dioica, U. urens), Wild Violet (Viola spp.), Willow Tree (Salix spp.), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

      SPECS:
      Measures 14" x 10" inches
      Cut & Sewn in Denver, CO

      This is an original design by Wazoo in cooperation with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen and Dr. Nicole Apelian.

      We worked with these experts to choose plants based on the following criteria:

      Abundance in the USA

      Ease of Identification

      Few or no poisonous look-alikes

      Ability to represent on a bandana

      Ease to process into its usable form

      Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen

      Ph.D. chemist by day, rogue naturalist by night/weekends. Mark has become one of the most experienced foraging experts in North America. He's the creator of www.foragingtexas.com which is probably the most useful foraging resource available... and it's FREE!

      Dr. Nicole Apelian

      Dr. Nicole Apelian is a scientist, mother, educator, researcher, expeditionary leader, safari guide, herbalist, and traditional skills instructor. A leader in the field of transformative nature education, Nicole is excited to share her knowledge and expertise of nature connection, indigenous knowledge, natural wellness, and survival skills with the world. Learn more at NicoleApelian.com

      Illustrations of Burdock, Nettle, and Prickly Pear Cactus copyright: Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Made and printed in the USA!

      The plant representations and denoted characteristics featured on this bandana are in no way intended to be a source of proper identification, use, or processing of plants.

      Wazoo Survival Gear LLC and all other mentioned parties are not responsible for any harm resulting from the act of harvesting or attempting to forage plants.