- From : Odessa Valyrion
Last time we tried making fish hooks and someone pointed out a lot of people might end up catching themselves as catching fish can be tricky. Or they ended up with nothing at all.
So I searched through all sorts of material to find a safer way to get you some protein. And before you run like hell, hear me out. In the wild there are plenty of things we can eat. But many things can make us sick. I sure ain’t taking a book on every fregging plant with me as I got more important things to stuff in my bag. So what do we eat?
Bugs! Yes, ieeew bugs, but they are very easy to find and today I will teach you which ones are safe to munch on when there is nothing else at your disposal.
First things first. Never eat anything in the wild if you can’t identify it. But trust me most insects are perfectly safe to eat and although the mere look of them makes my skin crawl, they are better than eating grass! Besides humans have been eating insects throughout history and so far we haven’t died out, so they ain’t that bad
You need to remember your basic biology when it comes to what’s on the menu today. Insects have an exoskeleton, a three-part body, six legs, and one pair of antennae. Arachnids, such as spiders, ticks, and scorpions, have eight legs. Myriapoda, as their name suggests, are bugs with a myriad of legs, such as centipedes and millipedes.
We only want insects, so no nomming on spiders and all them other more scary things. Ants, crickets, grasshoppers are all safe to eat. Now as some know there are other insects too like bees. You should stay clear from hairy insects and ones that can sting you.
So if it has a crunchy chitinous exoskeleton you have a meal. You can roast them for more flavour. I prefer to kill them first. I don’t want my food to crawl back out.
Now there if something important to keep in mind. You can eat ants, termites, grasshoppers, crickets and the sorts, but I strongly suggest you leave any insect with bright colours be as more often than not it’s nature’s way of telling you eating them will result in your death. This goes for almost anything in nature: plants, marine life, amphibians and of course insects. So stay the hell away from bright colours!
Oh before I forget. Snails, worms and slugs. Slimmy, yet food! Just make sure you take out the guts and I suggest to dry them out or roast them on a fire. It really enchances the taste. Oh don't look at me like that, the French ate snails before the break-out too!
So that's another way of staying alive in the wilderness. Tune in next time to find out about another essential factor that determines whether you make it or break it!
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