Foraging is an art that's all but lost in today's modern society, but it can make a huge difference in your life. 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.
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 imagery on this neck gaiter 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/fungi are listed using part indicator icons on each plant illustration. The neck gaiter also includes the ”5 Steps of Identifying Edible Plants” by Samuel Thayer and ”Rules and Ethics of Foraging” by Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen. No matter your skill level, it should serve as a fun, educational tool and impromptu foraging!
We designed this print to act as a learning primer, field aid, and emergency reference for all levels of foragers.
We worked with experts, Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen and Dr. Nicole Apelian to choose plants based on the following criteria:
Hands (paws, hooves, or otherwise) down, this is the most legitimate multi-use tracking tool.
Accurate identification and interpretation of animal behavior via track and sign is an outdoor skill that has been all but lost by the average person, even to the most experienced outdoors-folks. Learning even the basics of tracking will yield a more enriching awareness in nature as well as a practical tool when your life may depend on it.
We decided to take our incredible Tracking Bandana design and put it on a USA Made neck gaiter. Not only does it contain the most accurate tracks available, shown to scale, The Tracking Neck Gaiter also provides coverage during any season, on any river or trail.
We partnered with tracking experts to help guide us and choose the list of animals based on certain criteria that would allow you to have the most success with this bandana. We requested animals:
Found across the majority of North America
Most abundantly found in the wild
That may indicate water nearby
That are easy food sources
Most useful for side-by-side comparison
We also included false eyespots. These are a form of mimicry adapted by various insects, birds, fish, and reptiles, as well as by some human cultures. The gaiter can be worn so the “eyes” face outward and seen on the back of the head or on the front while napping.