When you are in the woods or anywhere else in the country you need to pay attention to your surroundings & what lies on the ground. Foraging is a part of daily life, whether you are checking the trap line, fetching water or hunting. Food of course is important, so you will be keeping your eyes open for edible plants, but food is not the only thing to be looking for. Take note of animal sign, digging, tracks & scat. This will tell you what wildlife is in that area. A lot of bird droppings in one place is a tell tale sign of a regular roost above. Cattail plants are a source of food, shelter materials, arrow shafts & tinder for fire lighting. Siliceous rocks such as flint, agate & quartz etc are good for flint & steel fire lighting as well as knapping for gun flints. Rivers & creeks can often produce whetstones & honing stones for sharpening blades. Feathers can be used for arrow fletching, vent quills & pan brush. Animal bones make good arrow & spear points as well as tool handles. Don't forget to keep an eye open for plant & fungi tinders, these will be in constant use for lighting fires. Keith.