Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rattan Palm flowers and jungle survival information


These are Rattan (palm) flowers. Rattan is a superb plant for jungle survival applications. The core is edible. This is a good source of carbohydrates with some fat (oil) content for energy as well. The shoots of many species are edible. The thin 'tendrils' can grow a meter a day under ideal conditions. Tendrils also make excellent cordage.  Flexible Rattan is wonderful for building shelters too.

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