Added by on 2016-05-22

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote This common cactus can be found in the Mojave desert in abundance. Beavertail is very similar to the prickley pear cactus, and offered Native Americans food for hundreds of years. In this video Martin Survival shows what parts you can eat. Also we show you how to harvest the fruits. If you enjoy this video hit the THUMBS UP BUTTON and SUBSCRIBE to Martin Survival on Youtube. Also, visit our website at: WEBSITE : FACEBOOK: TWITTER: Martin_Survival INSTAGRAM: Martin Survival Intro and exit Music by Dream Theater : On The Backs Of Angels Video Rating: / 5


  • Darin Cardin 4 years ago

    My understanding is that you can eat the older pads as well as the younger ones. This is not the case?

  • Jake S. 4 years ago

    Any chance you can you can do a meal-prep video for this stuff? I usually run through your video's over and over to find things I can go try myself, but beaver tail has been… A mess for me. I haven't tried roasting/cooking, but just skinning it has proven difficult, especially because I wing it and haven't seen a good technique to go by. Also, it seems the hairy spines grow under the surface of the skin just above the inner white layer- must these also be avoided? I'm a big fan, and love being able to turn one of your videos into a personal experience in the desert, but this isn't one of the better experiences so far lol. Just hoping you can do a quick vid of the beaver tail from plant to stomach. Thanks!

  • yajie zhang 4 years ago


  • yajie zhang 4 years ago

    You smosh is right haha

  • myfairy talegimail 4 years ago

    I ate a flower that was made into tea n liked it. It was given to my family member who showed n cooked it. It looked yellow Or was it pink. Anyway, I liked it. It was sticky gooey? I was told it came from a cactus. Can u make more videos about edible cacti n edible weeds or survival plants? Thanku for sharing

  • Naftaliten 4 years ago

    So smosh were true
    There are an edible cactus

  • Miku is 10/10 and My Name is Really Long, Hahaha. (Vote Bernie) 4 years ago


  • Gabriel Fabre 4 years ago

    Can you dig these up and plant them in your yard if you find them in the wilderness?

  • Invaderguy78 Of Space 4 years ago

    Cactus like those are all over Ca, u cant miss them

  • Princess Truth 4 years ago

    Great video. Very informative! 

  • featheredfan 4 years ago

    This is a good demo video.  The Prickly Pear pads are also called Nopales and you can often find them in cans or jars, at the supermarket.   The Hedgehog Cactus fruits and the small Mammillaria frutis can also be found growing nearby these cactus sometimes.  Most Prickly Pear and Cholla seeds have a very hard outer coating and they may be difficult to chew.  Myrtillocactus have nice little sweet berries on them and Saguaro fruit is also good food.  Thanks

  • mikeal cushnie 4 years ago

    cool, I wish he would make a compilation of cati plants

  • Mike B 4 years ago

    You can burn the spines off in a small camp fire then roast them in the coals

  • Primitive Lifeways 4 years ago

    Yes, you have to remove the spines and roast them
    – Jeff

  • Desert Trekker 4 years ago

    Hey Jeff, Do you skin the beavertail fruits then cook them, and do you do the same with the small beavertails?

  • Primitive Lifeways 4 years ago

    Hey man
    Same here. I was watching your channel, great videos and I love the tunes!
    – Jeff

  • Kevin Smith 4 years ago

    Hey Jeff,
    Good meeting you at the Agave Roast.
    Turns out I have seen some of your vid's before.
    Good stuff man!
    Check out my hunter-forager blog when you get a chance…all about foraging and feasting on the abundance we have here in California.
    It's called Countryman: Foraging California's Wild Side.

  • axel stoner 4 years ago

    great as always

  • cerisl 4 years ago

    Very interesting and educational.

Comments are closed.