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    Default What would "You" eat?

    The question is, if you were really starving, and it was down to survival, what would you eat, or do to survive? Is it a good idea to have basic knowledge of edible plants, or trapping/snaring techniques, or will the Gov't be there to feed you? I have "played around" with preparedness, and survival methods for a few years, and I'd like to think that I would be able to eat Pond Scum & BullFrogs. I'll say that in my experiments with "Survival Foods", it's been a big awareness challenge between how I am used to feeding myself, and others, and how you might "have" to eat. OBTW, tinfoil makes some "dandy" cooking vessels.
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    Well you could eat

    Cottontail root
    Arrowhead root
    Mayapples but only a few at a time
    Crawdads from the stream
    Grubs
    berries
    ramps-wild garlic
    morells-mushrooms
    I forget the name of the plant but I know what it looks like-wild carrots
    like you said frogs
    insects
    lizards
    with wire and a knife, make a snare for rabbit and other small game
    boiled dandylion leaves
    and on and on and on Lots I don't remember the names to but know what to look for

    Sasafrass tea

    I like the old VW beetle hub caps for a cooking vessel, kinda shaped like a wok

    A country boy can survive!!!!!!!

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    Don't forget the inner bark, from Cottonwood trees! It was supposed to help feed some early travelers around these parts. I've never tried it, but suspect that it would be a bit different than a Quarter Pounder, with Cheese. I'll opt for the local Deer and Turkey opportunities, and supplement with the other bounties of the land. Of course, this would only be a last resort situation, otherwise FEMA would take care of me, right?
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    I had some Beet Greens today, and I was surprised at how good they were. Of course I added a bit of ranch dressing, and all was good! By the way, my garden is finally starting to get growing. It's not a large garden, but it is a bit diversified from what I am used to growing.
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    Freeboar : i have eaten "sushi" from the white river in Arizona on a camping trip alone , i ran out of food about halfway into my hike , and i did not want to admit defeat and walk all the way back to my car - so i shot a few fish and ate them raw !

    it was not bad , probably because i was so hungry.

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    Grubs, worms, insects anything I could get my hands on.

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    We chinese eat everything it fly, swin, crew and walk with 2,4 or more feets


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    Dandylion leaves are about as bitter as edible greens get. Their root, ground, makes a mighty bad-tasting yet effetive "coffee"

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    One of the worst things I've eaten was fresh mussels from the river here. I dug 'em out and threw 'em right on the fire 'till they were done. (awful) I should have gathered them in a bucket of clean water and let them filter for a day or two to get the nasty ass taste of the mud out of them. I guess if I were starv'n I'd eat 'em but DAMN they were nasty!!!
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