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:
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
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I had previously asked if Wazoo was going to do a neck gaiter. What they produced was way above expectations. I use the foraging bandana but as a gaiter you have yet another method of wearable survival gear. Plus the ease of closing one end for gathering.
Again, versatility and perfection. What’s next Wazoo? Adding a cache pocket to the gaiters?