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Recently, I had a friend suggest the idea of planting native trees and native berry bushes out in the wilderness, in potential bug out locations. He called it guerilla gardening, and I thought it was a cool idea. Not possible in all places I'm sure, but I imagine in certain places with year around water, that it wouldn't be an issue.

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Anyone here ever consider this idea? or know of anyone that has tried to do something similar?

Are there any laws that would prevent you from doing something like this?
 

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You’ll make the wildlife happy.
Be careful you don’t run into any guerrilla pot growers.
 

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Recently, I had a friend suggest the idea of planting native trees and native berry bushes out in the wilderness, in potential bug out locations. He called it guerilla gardening, and I thought it was a cool idea. Not possible in all places I'm sure, but I imagine in certain places with year around water, that it wouldn't be an issue.

Thoughts?

Anyone here ever consider this idea? or know of anyone that has tried to do something similar?

Are there any laws that would prevent you from doing something like this?
Don't make it obvious. There shouldn't be a concentration of them to avoid getting any attention. Choose edible plants that are not alien to the environment so they wouldn't stand out.
They have to be really scattered far and wide. Marijuana have been grown in forest by traffickers but I suspect there's so much volume that they got caught.
 

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Years ago I talked to one of my american indian friends about this. Now this is about New Mexico. Here was his answer: 1. plant in several locations as you don't know where it will rain. 2. Plant several types of plants, if one type fails another type may keep you fed. 3. Plant is several locations in case somebody finds your plants. 4. Remember your food crops will draw game animals, so hunt the food plots. 5. Plant minium labor required plants, berries, corn, squash, beans. In the Southwest the american indian have been doing this for thousands of years. You don't have to invent the wheel, just learn what worked for someone else and apply that knolage.
 

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The local bears are going to love that apple tree especially this time of year.

As for legality? I am sure that in some areas of North American there are woke *ss laws about you growing food in the wild. You know that kind of governments that want a person to be dependent on the government and not think or act freely. "Progressive" governments are like that. Kind of like the ones that ban people from collecting snow melt to water their garden but let big agri waste water by the lake load.

Godspeed.
 

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Recently, I had a friend suggest the idea of planting native trees and native berry bushes out in the wilderness, in potential bug out locations. He called it guerilla gardening, and I thought it was a cool idea. Not possible in all places I'm sure, but I imagine in certain places with year around water, that it wouldn't be an issue.

Thoughts?

Anyone here ever consider this idea? or know of anyone that has tried to do something similar?

Are there any laws that would prevent you from doing something like this?
The dope smoking hippies in Sunny CA. been raising killer weed for years just like that. It should work by cracky. Or a person could raise the dope and sell it to buy food or maybe some kinda barter system. Hmmmm.
 

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Years ago I talked to one of my american indian friends about this. Now this is about New Mexico. Here was his answer: 1. plant in several locations as you don't know where it will rain. 2. Plant several types of plants, if one type fails another type may keep you fed. 3. Plant is several locations in case somebody finds your plants. 4. Remember your food crops will draw game animals, so hunt the food plots. 5. Plant minium labor required plants, berries, corn, squash, beans. In the Southwest the american indian have been doing this for thousands of years. You don't have to invent the wheel, just learn what worked for someone else and apply that knolage.
All excellent points. Thank you!
 

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Recently, I had a friend suggest the idea of planting native trees and native berry bushes out in the wilderness, in potential bug out locations. He called it guerilla gardening, and I thought it was a cool idea. Not possible in all places I'm sure, but I imagine in certain places with year around water, that it wouldn't be an issue.

Thoughts?

Anyone here ever consider this idea? or know of anyone that has tried to do something similar?

Are there any laws that would prevent you from doing something like this?
The guerilla gardening done in the forests around here is all about growing pot.
 

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For years in various wood lots around my area (lots of Corps of Engineers property here most within the 100 year flood plane so its not going to be developed) which still is fairly rural, I have been planting Black Berries and Fruit and Nut trees. The local wildlife (mainly Deer, Turkey and Squirrel)enjoy it more than I do at the moment but I visit them every now and again and pick some of the fruits and nuts and berries. Its just a tree or two or bush or two a year, what ever the local nursey has on clearance that will do well in this area. I try to get a good mix of early, mid and late season producing trees so there is usually something available about 8-9 months out of the year. Never know when you might have to rely on it. I also will throw out seeds for native types of wild flowers in this area as a couple of spots near buy also have Honey Bee hives. Additionally a lot of birds will eat the seeds as well through late fall and winter when little else is available.
 

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Recently, I had a friend suggest the idea of planting native trees and native berry bushes out in the wilderness, in potential bug out locations. He called it guerilla gardening, and I thought it was a cool idea. Not possible in all places I'm sure, but I imagine in certain places with year around water, that it wouldn't be an issue.

Thoughts?

Anyone here ever consider this idea? or know of anyone that has tried to do something similar?

Are there any laws that would prevent you from doing something like this?
I often shop in the forest, and plant more of whatever I take, so that it hopefully grows there again the next year. I very much agree with the Johnny Appleseed / gorilla gardening thing -- in my opinion, an excellent idea. I think it should be done so well, that if anyone does have to bug out, they can find edible and medicinal plants almost anywhere they go. Plus, animals that eat plants will go where the plants are for the plants, and other animals that eat animals would go there for the animals -- a win-win in my book.
 
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