Anything on catching salmon? Eating berries? How about delicious grubs?

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Anything on catching salmon? Eating berries? How about delicious grubs?

1MrAndrew
dec 16, 2020, 4:39am

Sorry, i know i'm late, but i need to store up fat before hibernation. Can you suggest any relevant literature?
Please, no Farley Mowatt, Bill Bryson or Jon Krakauer, they gave me indigestion.

2JamesSanders
dec 16, 2020, 5:58am

Detta konto har stängts av för spammande.

3StorybookCat
dec 16, 2020, 6:45am

I don't know about salmon, but these books teach some good survival food-finding skills:
My Side of the Mountain
The Education of Little Tree

4thorold
dec 16, 2020, 7:28am

5spiphany
dec 16, 2020, 8:05am

This might have some insights on the grub question...

62wonderY
dec 16, 2020, 8:32am

>5 spiphany:. That’s surprisingly lovely. Thanks for sharing.

72wonderY
Redigerat: dec 16, 2020, 8:42am

Mycelium Running, expanding your diet choices.

8lorax
dec 16, 2020, 9:14am

For a minute I thought this was an actual question about wild foods, and was prepared to suggest something, but it looks like it's just a joke on the group picture.

9reconditereader
dec 17, 2020, 12:55am

10MrAndrew
Redigerat: dec 17, 2020, 2:30am

>8 lorax: It can't be both? I love the group picture.

Also, "delicious grubs" might have been a hint. Although i did grow up dying to try honey ants.

>5 spiphany: loved that.

11lorax
dec 17, 2020, 10:01am

People do in fact eat grubs and insects. (I haven't had grubs myself, but grasshopper tacos can be tasty.) And if you're in a survival/foraging situation, they're easy-to-obtain protein.

12MarthaJeanne
Redigerat: dec 17, 2020, 10:23am

13spiphany
Redigerat: dec 17, 2020, 11:13am

>11 lorax:
Indeed. It turns out that insects are very efficient at converting plant matter to protein and they have consequently been proposed as one option for making our food system more sustainable in the future (see, e.g. here). Alongside crickets and grasshoppers, mealworms (which I guess would qualify as grubs) are one of the candidates for such a future diet.

In theory I think it's an intriguing idea, though I have some trouble getting past culturally-engrained ideas about what counts as food and what doesn't (and insects are definitely traditionally in the "not food" category for most Westerners).

14mstrust
dec 17, 2020, 12:11pm

I think you'll find The Complete Works of William Shakespeare to be quite filling. War and Peace would also be a dense main course, with one of the later Harry Potter's, one of 500 pages or more, being a hefty dessert. Cover with cinnamon and maple syrup.

15MrAndrew
Redigerat: dec 18, 2020, 3:33am

>11 lorax: I reckon that in a survival/foraging situation, your less-combat-ready compatriots would be the most easy-to-obtain protein. I'm sure that the ursine gentleman in the group photo would agree.But that's a whole other thread.

16cpg
dec 24, 2020, 6:01pm

There's Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olsen. It almost fits in the true-crime thread, too.

17laytonwoman3rd
jan 20, 10:41am

I'm reminded of Euell Gibbons...

18merrystar
jan 21, 7:05pm

The first thing I thought of was How to Travel with a Salmon...... after all, you will want to bring the food home after you find it.

20aspirit
jan 28, 12:58pm

>14 mstrust: I'll add that it's best for long-term health to only consume biodegradable books made with edible ink.