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    The American Southwest

    Default Stinging Nettle

    This is the 2nd episode of 'Tales From The Wasteland', in it Dogmeat and I go over an ancient staple and food crop, stinging nettle. Stinging nettle is one of our oldest food crops and can be used to make rope and fabric. This is one of the most nutritious foods that can be found in the wild... and you thought it was just a source of childhood dares.

    WARNING: Stinging Nettle contains hypodermic needle like thorns that cause (in some regions severe) stinging that must be neutralized by soaking or cooking first.

    If you have any comments or questions let me know.

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    I've been harvesting Wood and Stinging Nettles bare handed, eating the leaves raw or cooked, for years. The stinging hairs are on the underside of the leaves so pinch from the top. The uppermost two sets of leaves and their stem have not stung me. I enjoy them on the trail with Ramen also. Nice vid!

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