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.:)
Well you could eat
Mayapples but only a few at a time
Crawdads from the stream
I forget the name of the plant but I know what it looks like-wild carrots
like you said frogs
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
I like the old VW beetle hub caps for a cooking vessel, kinda shaped like a wok:)
A country boy can survive!!!!!!!
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?:wink:
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.
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.
Grubs, worms, insects anything I could get my hands on.
We chinese eat everything it fly, swin, crew and walk with 2,4 or more feets
Dandylion leaves are about as bitter as edible greens get. Their root, ground, makes a mighty bad-tasting yet effetive "coffee"
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!!!