How to Perform the Universal Eligibility Test

How to Perform the Universal Eligibility Test

How to Perform the Universal Eligibility Test

Avoid eating for at least eight hours before the test to ensure the accuracy of the findings, and during the test, drink only water and consume just the plant sample to ensure the correctness of the results.

  1. • Dividing a plant into its component parts – leaves, stems, roots, and so on – and testing just one portion of the plant at a time is a good practice.
  2. • Scrutinize the plant to detect any strong acidic or almond-like fragrances, then crush portions of the plant to release any possible concealed scents. If you notice any bad odors, you should discard the plant.
  3. • Using a sample of the plant, rub it on the inside of your elbow or wrist for a few minutes. If there is any adverse response, such as blistering or irritation, wait 15 minutes to check if there is any.
  4. • Assuming there is no skin response, test for burning or itching by placing a little piece of the plant on the outside of the upper lip’s outer surface. Allow three minutes to pass.
  5. • Lie down with the piece of plant on your tongue for 15 minutes without chewing.
  6. • Chew the substance thoroughly, but do not swallow it. Keep the plant in your mouth for another 15 minutes after it has been eaten.
  7. • After swallowing the meal, you must wait for eight hours. If you begin to feel unwell, induce vomiting and drink lots of fluids to combat the illness. If there is no adverse response, consume a handful of the plant and wait another eight hours before repeating the procedure. It is okay to consume the plant if there are no signs of disease and if it is cooked in the same way as it was throughout the testing period.
  8. Additionally, in addition to completing the UET, there are a number of additional regulations to follow while purchasing plant foods, but some are more negative in nature: Plants to Stay Away From Eating
  9. • Any kind of light bulb.
  10. • Berries that are white and golden in color. Eat only if you can be sure that the red berries you are eating are safe (around half of all red berries are).
  11. • Plants that are red in color.
  12. • Overripe fruit is a problem.
  13. • Fruit that has been spoiled by mildew or fungus.
  14. • Any plant that has an almond-like aroma, which indicates the presence of a cyanide chemical (crush up part of the leaves to release the perfume).
  15. Dandelion is an example of a plant having a white, milky sap that should be avoided unless the plant is known to be safe.
  16. • Fruits with five segments.
  17. • Plants having three-leaved structures are classified as trifoliate.
  18. • Lentils that have not been cooked (beans and peas). These are capable of absorbing nutrients from the soil and causing stomach issues.
  19. The stem and leaves of plants with small barbed hairs on them may be laced with irritating compounds, which can cause irritation.
  20. • Any plant that causes irritation to the skin when it comes into touch with it.
  21. • Any plant that is dead or sick.
  22. This family includes plants with umbrella-shaped blooms, however carrots, celery, and parsley (all of which are edible) are also members.





Mushrooms, although they are a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and they are an amazing addition to stews, may also be quite harmful. 


They may stay deadly even after being cooked, and the UET may not be effective in certain cases since some fungus contain toxins that only take action after being exposed to high temperatures for an extended length of time. If you are in any doubt, never consume fungus that you find growing in the wild.




Preparing and preparing your food in a survival scenario is not only necessary for your own safety, but it also serves as a morale booster, allowing you to feel more in charge of your surroundings while also providing you with the natural comfort of a warm and healthy meal.






Army of the United States Suggestion: Consuming Seaweed

 The seaweed plant is one that should never be overlooked. It is a kind of marine algae that may be found on or near the coasts of the ocean. There are also edible freshwater types available as well. Seaweed is a rich source of iodine, as well as other minerals and vitamin C, among other nutrients. 



Excessive amounts of seaweed in an unfamiliar stomach might have a significant laxative effect, especially if the stomach is not used to it. Find live plants connected to rocks or floating freely while collecting seaweeds for nourishment for your family.


 Seaweed that has been washed up on the strand for an extended period of time may be damaged or decaying. Seaweeds that have been recently gathered may be dried and stored for later use.





The method of preparation for eating seaweed varies depending on the kind of seaweed. It is possible to dry thin and sensitive kinds in the sun or over a campfire until they are crisp.


 Crush the peppers and add them to soups and broths. To soften hard, leathery seaweeds, bring them to a boil for a short period of time. You may eat them as a vegetable or combine them with other dishes. Some types may be eaten raw once they have been tested for edibility.