Rations on an Arid Journey

It is tough to forage in such places, our ranger only had marginal luck tonight and I honestly wasn't sure if the weeds on we saw every so often were edible or not. After that time two years ago where Vehina the bard, insisted he knew his plants then got us all sick I am hesitant to forage when the plants are all strange looking and few between. I still can't stomach any green berries because of the memory. 'These look tasty,' he said, 'we don't just want bread and cheese now do we?' I've never wished to subsist on even just stale bread more than on that night. -Sahira


  • Torb's Rye Bread 
  • Rosemary Asiago Cheese
  • Dried Cherries
  • "Foraged Weeds" aka Arugula

These are rations on a trip through a less than verdant valley where plants are hard to find so naturally there are less of them represented here. Here we are pretending the party's ranger went and foraged for the day. Still, plant life is sparse.

Of course the bulk of this meal would consist primarily of rations and not foraged food so bread, tack, cured meats, hard cheeses, dried fruits and nuts should play the starring role if your party is stopping for the evening in a desert, tundra, scrubby lands such as a chaparral or any other place that hasn't had much rain and won't be getting any soon. 

Things you would be able to forage

  • Weedy looking plants like arugula, or spring mix
  • Small berries
  • Edible flowers