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Spatterdock or yellow water lily:


All parts edible. The fruits contain several dark brown seeds can parch or roast & grind into flour; rootstock contains bitter compound removed by boiling in several changes of water Drops Bleach to Treat water Available Drops per Drops per Chlorine Gallon Liter/Quart 1% 40 10 4-6% 8 2 7-10% 4 1

8 drops = 1/8 teaspoon

Miles Downwind of Ground Zero 10 50 100 Total Fallout Gamma rems 9137 1073 277 Fallout Arrival Time hours 0.5 2.9 6.3 Week 1 rems/day 1192 131 32 Week 2 rems/day 37 7 2 Week 3 rems/day 24 5 2 Week 4 rems/day 18 3 1 Month 2 rems/day 2 0.5 0.2 Month 3 rems/day 2 0.4 0.1 Month 4 rems/day 2 0.3 0.1 Month 5 rems/day 1 0.3 0.1 Month 6 rems/day 1 0.2 0.1


Potentially Poisonous Plants Milky or discolored sap. Beans, bulbs, or seeds inside pods. A bitter or soapy taste. Spines, fine hairs, or thorns. Foliage that resembles dill, carrot, parsnip, or parsley. An almond scent in woody parts and leaves. Grain heads with pink, purplish, or black spurs. A three-leafed growth pattern.



300 to 530 R /week / adult 150 to 265 R / week / child From 2 hours to three days: transient to moderate nausea and vomiting in 50 to 90 percent; mild to moderate fatigability in 50 to 90 percent of personnel. At 2 to 5 weeks: medical care required for 10 to 80%. At low end of range, less than 10% deaths; at high end, death may occur for more than 50%. Anticipated medical problems include frequent diarrhea stools, anorexia, increased fluid loss, ulceration. Increased infection susceptibility during immune-compromised time-frame. Moderate to severe loss of lymphocytes. Hair loss after 14 days.

530 to 830 R / week/ adult 265 to 415 R / week / child From 2 hours to two days: moderate to severe nausea and vomiting in 80 to 100 percent of personnel; From 2 hours to six weeks: moderate to severe fatigability and weakness in 90 to 100 percent of personnel. At 10 days to 5 weeks: medical care required for 50 to 100%. At low end of range, death may occur for more than 50% at six weeks. At high end, death may occur for 99% of personnel. Anticipated medical problems include developing pathogenic and opportunistic infections, bleeding, fever, loss of appetite, GI ulcerations, bloody diarrhea, severe fluid and electrolyte shifts, capillary leak, hypotension. Combined with any significant physical trauma, survival rates will approach zero.

830 R Plus / week / adult 415 R Plus / week / child From 30 minutes to 2 days: severe nausea, vomiting, fatigability,weakness, dizziness, and disorientation; moderate to severe fluid imbalance and headache. Bone marrow total depletionwithin days. CNS symptoms are predominant at higher radiation levels. Few, if any, survivors even with aggressive and immediate medical attention.

KI dosage: (Potassium Iodine) 65 grams per liter KI Adult: 2 ml per day Child: 1 ml per day

Snakebite Treatment Reassure the victim and keep him still.

Halophytes(Very Salt Tolerant) New Zealand Spinach lizard tail Garden Orache Salt Tolerant: Cotton Wheat (semi-dwarf) Oats Asparagus Sugar beet Date-palm Moderate salt tolerant Cowpea Soybean Squash zucchini Sunflower Winged bean Wheat Clover,sweet Coconut Fescue,meadow Fig Bean,lima

Set up for shock and force fluids or give by intravenous (IV) means. Remove watches, rings, bracelets, or other constricting items. Clean the bite area. Maintain an airway (especially if bitten near the face or neck) and be prepared to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or CPR. Use a constricting band between the wound and the heart. Immobilize the site. Remove the poison as soon as possible by using a mechanical suction device. Do not squeeze the site of the bite. If infection appears, keep the wound open and clean. Use heat after 24 to 48 hours to help prevent the spread of local infection. Heat also helps to draw out an infection. Keep the wound covered with a dry, sterile dressing. Have the victim drink large amounts of fluids until the infection is gone.


Seaweed: Dulse (edible)

The young shoots of almost all species are edible raw or cooked. Raw shoots have a slightly bitter taste that is removed by boiling. To prepare, remove the tough protective sheath that is coated with tawny or red hairs. The seed grain of the flowering bamboo is also edible. Boil the seeds like rice or pulverize them, mix with water, and make into cakes.

Juniper: berries and twigs edible raw or cooked. Be sure of berrylike structures, needle leaves, and resinous, fragrant sap

red ribbon seaweed Pokeweed: POISON

Seaweed: Kelp (edible)

Seaweed: Laver (edible) Poison Hemlock, fools parsely


Water lily

up to 30' tall. It has dark green, deeply divided leaves that are 29" long 12" wide. fruits are large, green, ball-like structures up to 12" across The fruit pulp is edible raw. The fruit can be sliced, dried, and ground into flour for later use. The seeds are edible cooked.

flowers, seeds, and rhizomes are edible raw or cooked. Dry, parch, and grind the seeds into flour.
Water Chestnut: fruit and seeds edible raw or cooked.



roast the ripe nuts in embers; boil the kernels after removing the outer shell. After boiling the nuts until fairly soft, you can mash them like potatoes.

up to 6', leaves clustered at base and some on stem. base leaves resemble dandelion. flowers sky blue. milky juice. All parts are edible. young leaves as salad or boil as vegetable. Cook roots as vegetable. coffee sub: pulverize roasted roots

Cranberry treats urinary tract infections

Date Palm, dates yellow when ripe

Dandelion, all parts edible, coffee sub

Palmetta Palm:
fruits are edible raw. hard seeds may be ground into flour. Cut off the top of the tree to obtain the palm heart a food source any time.

Death camas. Death lily: poisonous


Yam bean tubers: raw or boiled. flour, seeds poisonous


castor bean: poisonous

Boil for vegetable

Neetle: boil young shoots & leaves to eat

Orach: entire plant is edible raw or boiled.

Oak: leach acorns 1 to 2 days before eating or making flour

Plan-tain: cook older leaves

Plantain: young leaves/ seeds are edible raw.

Elderberry, berry & flower edible; other parts poison

Hackberry, edible when ripe & falls

Foxtail grass: boil grain to eat

Hazelnut: edible

Prickly pear cactus

Reed: all parts edible any season.

All parts of the plant are edible. Peel the fruits and eat them fresh or crush them to prepare a refreshing drink. Roast the seeds and grindt into flour. Avoid lookalikes w/ milky sap : poison

Reindeer moss: entire plant is edible, soak to soften & remove bitterness

Tropical Almond: eat seeds raw or cooked

Universal edibility test

1. Test only one part of a potential food plant at a time. 2.

Taro, cocoyam, elephant ears, eddo, dasheen: Boil twice to remove poison

Separate the plant into its basic components. 3. Smell the food for strong or acid odors. 4. Do not eat for 8 hours before starting the test. 5. During the 8 hours you abstain from eating, test for contact poisoning by placing a piece of the plant part you are testing on the inside of your elbow or wrist, wait 15 minutes to allow for a reaction. 6. During the test period, take nothing by mouth except purified water and the plant part you are testing. 7. Select a small portion of a single part and prepare it the way you plan to eat it. 8. Before placing the prepared plant part in your mouth, touch a small portion (a pinch) to the outer surface of your lip to test for burning or itching. 9. If after 3 minutes there is no reaction on your lip, place the plant part on your tongue, holding it there for 15 minutes. 10. If there is no reaction, thoroughly chew a pinch and hold it in your mouth for 15 minutes. Do not swallow. 11. If no burning, itching, numbing, stinging, or other irritation occurs during the 15 minutes, swallow the food. 12. Wait 8 hours. If any ill effects occur during this period, induce vomiting and drink a lot of water. 13. If no ill effects occur, eat 0.25 cup of the same plant part prepared the same way. Wait another 8 hours. If no ill effects occur, the plant part as prepared is safe for eating.

All parts edible after boiling or roasting, change water

Never test mushrooms for edibility.



30 to 70 R /week /adult 15 to 35 R /week /child From 6-12 hours: none to slight incidence of transient headache and nausea vomiting in up to 5 percent of personnel in upper part of dose range. Mild lymphocyte depression within 24 hours. Full recovery expected. (Fetus damage possible from 50R and above.)

70 to 150 R / week / adult 35 to 75 R / week / child From 2-20 hours: transient mild nausea and vomiting in 5 to 30 percent of personnel. Potential for delayed traumatic and surgical wound healing, minimal clinical effect. Moderate drop in lymphocyte, platelet, and granulocyte counts. Increased susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens. Full recovery expected. 150 to 300 R / week / adult 75 to 150 R / week / adult From 2 hours to three days: transient to moderate nausea and vomiting in 20 to 70 percent; mild to moderate fatigability and weakness in 25 to 60 percent of personnel. At 3 to 5 weeks: medical care required for 10 to 50%. At high end of range, death may occur to maximum 10%. Anticipated medical problems include infection, bleeding, and fever. Wounding or burns will geometrically increase morbidity and mortality.

150 to 300 R / week / adult 75 to 150 R / week / adult From 2 hours to three days: transient to moderate nausea and vomiting in 20 to 70 percent; mild to moderate fatigability and weakness in 25 to 60 percent of personnel. At 3 to 5 weeks: medical care required for 10 to 50%. At high end of range, death may occur to maximum 10%. Anticipated medical problems include infection, bleeding, and fever. Wounding or burns will geometrically increase morbidity and mortality.

Screw Pine

Chew the inner fleshy part. Cook for 2 hrs fruit that is not fully ripe. Green fruit is inedible.
Anteseptics: Iodine tablets: Use 5 to 15 tablets in a liter of water Garlic: Rub it on a wound or boil it to extract the oils Salt water: Use 2 to 3 tablespoons per liter of water Bee honey: Use it straight or dissolved in water. Peat moss: Found in boggy areas worldwide is a natural source of iodine. Use as a dressing. Sugar: Place directly on wound and remove thoroughly when it turns glazed and runny.



All parts are edible, boil or eat raw; seeds raw, boiled, ground into flour, popped

short tree with spines and alternate compound leaves. individual leaflets are small. flowers are ball-shaped, bright yellow, and veryfragrant. bark is a whitishgray color. fruits are dark brown and podlike. Found throughout tropics; young leaves, flowers, & pods edible raw or cooked.

35 to 60 inches tall, alternate simple leaves.may have some red color present on the stems. bear minute, greenish flowers in dense clusters at the top of the plants; seeds may be brown or black or light-colored

Green seaweed (edible)

Bearberry edible raw or cooked

Seaweed: Irish Moss (edible)

Blackberry, raspberry, and dewberry edible raw

Seaweed: Mojaban (edible)

Blueberry and huckleberry edible raw

Seaweed: Sugar wrack (edible)

Mango: Fruit raw, seeds roasted

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Sheep sorrel: edible raw or cooked

Cereus cactus

fruits are edible, (some laxative); pulp source of water. Break open stem & scoop out the pulp.

cattail: young tender shoots edible raw or cooked. Pound the rhizome to remove starch use as flour. When still green, you can boil the female portion and eat it like corn on the cob.

Purslane: All parts edible raw or cooked, seeds flour substutute

Sugarcane: eat stem raw or squeeze for juice

Marsh marigold: all parts edible if boiled.


Almond You could live on almonds for long periods.

triangular stem and grasslike leaves. 8" to 24" soft, furlike bloom. Tubers 1/2 to 1" are edible raw, boiled, or baked; grind for coffee substitute

Jujube: edible fruit

Pincushion cactus: Water source

Rosary pea or crab's eyes: VERY poisonous

Manchineel: poisonous

Daylily, all parts edible raw or cooked

Seeds of all pines are edible

: t u n c i s y h P u n s i o p Lantana: poisonous


Indian Strawberry, eat berries



Eat berries from white flowered plants only

Wild apple or crabapple

Papaya, pawpaw: fruit edible raw or cooked

Eat raw or cooked cut the apples into thin slices to dry them.Apple seeds contain cyanide.
Lotus, all part edible raw or cooked, seeds make flour

Boil leaves, flowers, stems, changing water twice to remove poison; milky sap from the unripe fruit may cause blindness.

Manioc: cook rootstock pulp 1hr remove poison

Mulberry fruit edible raw or cooked

Malanga: Cook before eating to destroy poison contained in all parts of the plant. ALWAYS COOK

Sassafras: young twigs & leaves edible fresh / dried.

Wild onion & garlic

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all grapes edible; avoid poison lookalikes w/ single seeds

Poisonous Lookalikes There are several plants with onionlike bulbs that are extremely poisonous. Be certain that the plant you are using is a true onion or garlic. Do not eat bulbs with no onion smell.

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