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Uses- Practical Plants

You can make your life in the woods easier with practical knowledge and skills. Simply scroll down for various uses, and get the instructions on what plants and techniques you need! (Click on the heading of each skill in order to get the instruction on how to construct them)

 

 

Bedding-Shelter / Cordage-ropes / Fire / Fish Poison / Insect repellent / Sponge / Toothbrush /Water

 

 
           
 
bedding/shelter
       
 

 

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Milkweed (Asclepias syricacia)

Pine (Pinus spp. )

     
 
cordage/ropes
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American Elm (Ulmus americana )

Atlantic White Cedar (Chaemaecyparis thyoides)

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Linden (Tilia spp. )

Milkweed (Asclepias syricacia)

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)

 
fire:
       

 

 
bowdrill
         

 

Atlantic White Cedar (Chaemaecyparis thyoides)

Birch (Betula spp. )

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides )

Great Burdock (Articum lappa)

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra )

Pine (Pinus spp. )

fuel
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Birch (Betula spp.)

Oak Galls (Cinipidae, Quercus spp.)

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)

tinder
         

 

Atlantic White Cedar (Chaemaecyparis thyoides)

Birch (Betula spp. )

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides )

Great Burdock (Articum lappa )

Milkweed (Asclepias syricacia)

Pine (Pinus spp. )

Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum spp. )

 
fishpoison
       

 

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra )

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra )

 
insect repellent
         

 

Birch (Betula spp. )

Black Locust (Robinia psuedoacacia)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

 

 
sponge
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Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum spp. )

 

 
toothbrush
       

 

Birch (Betula spp.)

Dogwood (Cornus florida )

Pine (Pinus spp.)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum )

 

 
water
       

 

Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)

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