But I forage in the woods enough to see a variety of plants. I really don’t know this tree from conneticut to canada. Not to assume some don’t exist in specific conditions. Just not in the wild. Nor natively.
Looking over images, I recall many a time I’ve seen similar pods. But I’m 99% certain it’s merely a similar type of pod case. Which is really going to bother me nowuntil I get outside again to verify lol
oh well. Now I will be on the look out for this to see if if thistree went wild out here.
possibly these are being confused for the kentucky coffee?
…dammit all. These aren’t native either wtf >_<
I gotta find that tree that I’m thinking of now in the wild to compare all these. Else it will bother me not knowing.
Read Esther’s actual pull request. It clearly states it’s basically a coffee substitute with no caffeine. Just like how settlers in the Americas used it to substitute the need for coffee until they could get it affordable imported.
And technically saying coffee can’t grow in the north is false. There’s modern hybrid coffee plants specially bred to grow in Canada. So those particular domestic varieties would do fine in New England, but they’re not in game.
In that case I’ll refer you to this paper, which at the very least confirms the existence of the Kentucky coffeetree throughout the Great Lakes region, including present day New York. There’s also the USDA Forestry Service which also specifies central New York as part of its range.
So while it isn’t over all of New England one could say that about a lot of the plants in game that are found wild shouldn’t be found over the entirety of the region, but since this is a game with a vague analogue to a real world location that covers a broad range of ecological areas it’s probably a fine abstraction.
TL;DR It’s at the very least in New York and New York is in New England.
They’re reasonably abundant for their caloric value, which is exceptionally low instead of formerly being better than meat. My assumption is that the survivor is mostly finding things like sheep sorrel, chickweed, dock and other low caloric potherbs.
I see these things all over out West, so I’m not sure how common they are in the east, but very low calorie edibles like the “wild veggies” in game are fairly common IMO. I had a character with 3 survival recently who was basically breaking even on calories spent foraging wild veggies and I had to get all the “extra” calories from cattails and dandelions. So the numbers seem about right to me.
Yep, drugs, guns and luxuries etc are always worth more in a crisis, I remember reading something in regards to this in terms of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Really anything difficult to get that has an actual use becomes more valued then money/precious metals/jewels once you stop being able to reliably buy stuff.