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Wild edible and medicinal plant bandana for foraging by Wazoo
Bandana key to medicinal and edible properties of plants
Dandelion medicinal and edible plant detail on bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Wild edible and medicinal plant bandana for foraging by Wazoo
Bandana key to medicinal and edible properties of plants
Dandelion medicinal and edible plant detail on bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana
Foraging Bandana

Foraging Bandana

5 reviews Regular price $11.00 Save $-11.00
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A Field Reference and Foraging Tool

Foraging is an art that's all but lost in today's modern society, but it can make a huge difference in your life. A foraging tool like this bandana is meant to give a person power over their situation, leading to purpose, and the ability to self-aid and self-rescue.

The Foraging Bandana was designed in cooperation with some of the finest foraging instructors. It lists the 12 most common plants/fungus of North America, including their common and scientific names. The field uses of all 12 plants/fungus are listed using part indicator icons on each plant illustration. The bandana also includes the ”5 Steps of Identifying Edible Plants” by Samuel Thayer and ”Rules and Ethics of Foraging” by Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen. 

We designed this bandana to act as a learning primer, field aid, and emergency reference. For neophytes, this bandana serves as a fun, stepping-stone educational tool. For more experienced foragers, this bandana should encourage impromptu foraging, help in sharing the passion of foraging with others, demonstrate alignment with the foraging lifestyle, and help promote awareness of continued education in this field.

We worked with experts, Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen and Dr. Nicole Apelian to choose plants based on the following criteria:

  • Abundance in USA

  • Ease of Identification

  • Few or no poisonous look-alikes

  • Ability to represent on a bandana

  • Ease to process into its usable form  

Designed in cooperation with: 

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

This design is by Wazoo Survival Gear LLC in cooperation with Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen and Dr. Nicole Apelian.

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.

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Susan T.
Foraging Bandana

i ordered several of these for the women in my back packing group. We are all learning to identifying plants in the wild, especially those that are edible or for medicinal purposes. This is a beautiful bandana, with good info on it. hoping it becomes useful in the identification process and not just as a cooling cloth! FYI--all the women love how the info is organized and how pretty it is overall with the organization and colors! I've taken it with me on two weekend backpacking adventures---another one coming up this weekend--more opportunity to sharpen those skills!

Jason W.
A Great Piece of Kit

It looks even better in person than it does online. The material is durable, soft, and just the right amount of absorbent for a bandana. The writing and illustrations are very crisp and easily legible. I will be buying one again.

Ken V.
Not ever going to buy

From anyone else! The product is superior in every way. Materials are strong the design is even better. A very useful item made even more essential by the crew at *****. This bandana kicks serious grass Thank guys and gals

Living on the land

This bandana is wonderful. It is a fine weave and soft with lots of information on plants and what not to do and what to do. What's not to like!?

Great as a gift

I bought this for my daughter to use as a teaching tool/introduction to foraging for my little granddaughter. They love being in nature and my daughter has many of the featured plants on her property. The bandana is beautiful and feels great. I know they'll get some great use out of it!