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Cattail - survival tool

Cattail - marsh plants, with a wide habitat distribution. Practically on the banks of taiga ponds can meet cattail, on the shores of lakes, rivers, marshes. As it turns out, cattail is very valuable for survival. Different parts of this plant can be used with advantage. On what is useful for cattail person who is under extreme survival in the forest, will tell that story.

CattailLearn cattail is not difficult, the characteristic inflorescence in the form of a dark "sausages" (photo). The most valuable cattail, namely when it is thrown inflorescence, usually late summer - autumn.

Let's start with the roots. Cattail roots are white filamentous bundles. Root dig up and carefully washed in water from the mud. Their use quite extensively. Cattail rhizomes contain up to 15% starch and 2% protein, which is not bad. You can eat these roots moist, like spaghetti. But better, of course boil or bake on coals. From the stems of young shoots can be kind of salad or boil - to taste it, like asparagus. You can also crush the roots of cattail and dry near a fire, even slightly podpech. Get something like a coffee drink, which is exactly the way to compete with tea from the needles.

CattailCattail stalk can be used as a basis for throwing arrows and darts, with which we can effectively hunt for small game and birds. Stem solid, perfectly smooth, easily handled knife. The plumage of these arrows can be made from the leaves of the same mace, but the best from the pen of birds. Tips from the sharp pieces of stone, glass, pieces of sheet metal, etc. In addition, from cattail stalks can be woven bag marching in haste.

Needless inflorescence cattail very valuable as an ignition material. If you break the bumps, you get a lot of fluff, which is very well ignite. Also, this "down" can warm clothing, stuffed it into the lining of the jacket.

Here's a he, a multifunctional cattail.

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