Find food in the wilderness
The subject of survival has been primary to me since I read "Patiots" a couple of years ago. One of the things I have realized is that wilderness survival is nothing new or high tech, the Indians, pioneers and explorers were all experts at it. Since I realized this I have read several books about Indian, pioneer and explorer life, and these guys were hard asses. They could walk 30 - 40 miles a day without a compass or a map, paddle a canoe upstream all day and portage 150 lbs over rough ground.
In todays world of satalite images/maps and GPS, four wheelers, Gortex everything, $100 knives, rifles and scopes capable killing anything within half a mile and $1000 bow that shot 350 ft/sec. Anyway enough rambling from a 45 year old fat guy. You can eat almost anything.
- Inner bark from most any tree. Dry it by the fire and grind it up between two large rocks (needs salt).
- Catails the whole plant (needs salt).
- Acorns dry, grind and rinse acids out.
- Pine needles
- Pine cone nuts
- Weeds like plantain, fox tail and many more that produce seed heads, dry and grind.
- Maple and Birch tree sap
- Water weeds ie. reeds, coon tail, wild rice, arrowhead etc.
- Hunt at night for coons, porkupine, beaver and deer
- set up fish corral with rocks in shallow water leave a carcass hanging overhead so magots with fall into water and attract more fish.
- Frogs, turtles
- Clams and crayfish.