I had a friend years ago, in Iowa, let a whole pineapple dry out and planted it, and kept it inside for most of the year. She said that it took two or three years to produce a whole pineapple, but after the flower came out, she said her whole apartment had the really sweet smell of pineapple constantly. When the pineapple finally was full sized she said that she ate it and it tasted just as good as one from the store.
Do you think there might be a trace of vitamin C, other beneficial minerals or vitamins, or anti-inflammatory properties of breathing in the pineapple or citrus aromas, that would be pretty amazing if true.
Question- have you ever heard of or tried to make string, like for shoelaces or something simple, from the fibers of the leaves?
Shirts and clothes are made overseas from the fibers. Cattails leaves would be a much easier, free, and longer fiber of course.
Take any normal person and I would bet 99% of Americans at least would be clueless on how to make their own clothes from scratch. Although some hunters can do leather from deer, squirrel, or rabbit hides. Stinging nettle is another fiber that can be used for clothing.
I saw a movie recently of a Hawaiian war and another in a video game play through of a samari in Japan where a guy wore a bunch of cattail leaves all bound together on their back, kind of like very primitive camouflage, where you could lay down and stay still and nobody would know any better. It would be interesting to make something like this if society completely failed, it would work as a free form of camo, like a guille hunting suit, if you were in the woods.
I've only seen maple water in drink size of about 15 oz and it's probably around two or three dollars. I wonder if it's possible to buy whole gallons from a farmer before they boil it down for a lot cheaper than the syrup.
With the eating insects idea, I'll stick to eating normal wild leaves, nuts, herbs, and fruits. No cooking required and less chance of parasites. I'm up to 45 plants now that grow wild in my area for food and medicine.