I was going to call this post desert survival, part 2, food, but changed my mind. The chances that someone would need to find food in the desert is remote at best. Furthermore, the chance is slim that anyone would find wild food in the desert if they were not schooled or at least self-educated in finding wild food. For that matter, someone who has never shown an interest in wild food is not likely to find any in an emergency situation.
Still, wild food fascinates me and wherever I am, I am always on the lookout for it. So anyway, today's post is about wild food and some possible clues about what is edible and what is not given a situation where you might want to eat some wild food but don't have the local wild food guide handy.
Finally, here is a shot of a pond of water with cattails growing in it. Euell Gibbons claims that the white core near the bottom is edible. I have chewed on them and found them to be tasteless and unappealing, but if you were hungry enough, you could probably make a meal of them.
And there were frogs in this little pond as well but they would take some skill to catch unlike cattails which sit still.