I posted this on my other groups this morning and figured it should be posted here as well to help someone who might need the info. You must get aquainted with your wild foods outdoors and learn how to preserve them. I know one lady in Ohio who ferments and dehydrates almost every wild food and collects them(after dehydrated) in big white food grade buckets for her family. I have frozen purslane that I gathered a few days ago. I'm not a total vegetarian any more nor raw foodist as i once was, but I do grow things which give green leaves that can be eaten raw or cooked. Get aquainted with the trees as well in your area and find out which ones can be food and made into teas. Store sprouting seeds. They can be ordered all sealed to last a long time online. This way you can sprout them and add to salads or soups or whatever. Don't forget that you can dehydrate mushrooms as well as other fresh foods. Also don't forget that there are some foods which do not lose all their medicinal properties even when cooked. Among those are tomatoes, asparagus, mushrooms and artichokes. So if you do your homework, you'll find there are many options. Don't overlook the medicinal properties of spices that you will stock up on. Please read this link www.drfuhrman.com/faq/question.aspx?sid=16&qindex=4 As a former raw foodist who still believe in it, it's so important to know as much as possible in order to protect our health and not be afraid of some things that could help save your health, your life. Hugs, Elaine/listmom .