the paw paw is a usefull wild plant that grows almost anywhere in the eastern half of the u.s.. whether for survival gardening or camping you can use it here are just some of its uses.
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Step 1: Eating
paw paw fruit is sort of like a bannana. when it is ripe it will be still green but it will not smell/ taste bitter.
Step 2: Insect Repellent
The leaves of the paw paw contain natural pesticides so rubbing them on your skin or burning them will keep the bugs away.
Step 3: Lice Powder
if you happen to get lice while surviving in the woods just dry out a paw paw fruit powder it and put it in your hair.
Step 4: Recipies!
go to http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/pawpaw/recipes.htm for recipies