Survival Food Summary Notes

by Brad
(US)

- Probe rocks and logs for snakes.

- Look for fish in streams, rivers or lakes. Make a green whip/cordage hand net as you travel. Strong plant cordage may not need twisting.

- Watch for recently dead or injured animals, road kill, live domestic and farm animals.

- Hunt small animals by throwing sticks or rods.

- In ponds or rivers look for frogs, lizards, turtles or birds.

- Eat berries or nuts (NOT horse chestnut, green spiked covering over acorn-like nut).

- Snare rabbits in winter using cordage.

- Most meat or fish can be eaten raw for more nutrition but requires much bodily energy to digest and could be unsafe.

- Save birch bark (flammable).

- Use animal fat to protect your knife and your skin.



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How to prepair a snake...
by: Anonymous

Cut off the head...open it down along the belly and remove all the intestines. Pull the skin off..it will peel right off.
It is now ready to be chopped up, breaded (if you wish) and pan fried or thrown into the stew pot with wild vegies and herbs. Another way is to simply stick a stick through one end...wrap the snake around the stick and secure it by tying the tail end around the stick and roast on the fire over a bed of coals.

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a little bit of warning there...
by: Anonymous

It is not true that if the animals can eat it..so can you. Some plants are toxic to humans that the animals and birds can eat just fine.
Know what you are putting into your mouth before you do so.
One way to "test" a plant is to first rub a little on the inside of your elbow ..and wait at least 6 hours to see if there is any reaction. Then place a tiny piece on your tongue and lips for a few moments and then spit it out. Wait at least 6 hours for any reactions.
Then try to eat a very tiny portion..and wait 12 hours before trying to make a meal out of it.
This is how us wild herbalists do it and have always done it.
NEVER eat any mushrooms that have the little death cap on the base of the stem..and beware that when you pick it you could be snapping off the cap as they are sometimes still buried.
Never eat any mushrooms you are not 100 percent sure about.

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about that rabbit
by: Shaykh Idris

Fact is, to eat only rabbit, as happens in the Arctic, leads to malnutrition. Plenty of folk have died from it. Possible solution: also eat lichen, tea made from evergreens; or pack some dried wild greens,stored as you would salt or sugar. Be prepared!

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finding EDIBLE food
by: Anonymous

One way to find non-toxic food is to watch birds, deer, ect. If an animal can eat it, so can you

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prepareing snake
by: Anonymous

To prepare a snake for cooking simply remove the head and start at the vent hole on the bottom rear end and split the skin lengthwise along the snake and peel the skin off. Then scrape out the innards and slice it horizontally into 3/4 to 1 inch chunks and fry or roast it as with any other meat.

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Rabbit
by: Anonymous

Beware that you can die if all you catch in winter is rabbits. They have no body fat on them, they are just protien. The best way to skin them (if not frozen) is to cut around the rear hip joint on each leg and from leg to leg (rear Horazontaly). Just cut thru the skin. and around the neck as far forward as possable and roll the skin insideout so the fur is on the inside. These make excellent rabbit mitts. They are open ended so you can pull them back to use your fingers to do something. Or you can use a bone to make a closer at the finger tip that can be removed when needed.

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eat snakes
by: Dan

Great advices. But how to prepare snakes ?

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