For people of the land the bush can be a smörgåsboard. By knowing your area and the native plants we have at our fingertips and their benefits, we can save a lot of room when it comes to loading the entire pantry into the back of the car, to spend two nights in the outdoors. For our Local Noongar tribes that populated the Lower South-West for over 47,000 years prior to English settlement, finding something to nibble on wasn't that hard. They harvested a wide range of berries and plants for eating and a feed of kangaroo, emu, birds, turtles, goannas, bardi grubs, marron, swamp crays, fish, mussels, cobbler, abalone and eel was only a good game of hide and seek away.



I would highly recommend getting the family involved and taking a bush tucker tour of your local region. The more you have available at your fingertips, the more extravagant and flavorsome the meals you can make while camping will get. (and you can save more esky room for the more important things.. whatever that may be for you). All people of the land respect nature and what it gives us to help us to survive. The key is to only take what we need to help maintain biodiversity. The more we adapt to the seasons, we can be sure not to deplete the natural resources so they will still be available for the next year.