Eating Acorns for Survival Isn’t Nutty

            I admit it.  When my husband Survival Sam first told me people could eat acorns, I thought it was, well, you know, a little nutty.  I thought only squirrels could eat something that hard and bitter.  Now, I know it might sound a little odd to you, too, but I think you should consider eating acorns.  It’s not a new idea.  The Indians here in North America ate them for survival.  In fact, they still eat them.  Watch the video below to see how they make acorn flour.  As Sam keeps telling me, you never know what we’ll have to do for survival one day that we wouldn’t normally do now.  He says we should prepare in leisure for what we may one day have to do in haste.


Well, now’s the time for eating acorns.  They’re nutritious and plentiful.  If you are afraid to get food in the wild because you have trouble identifying edible wild plants in the woods, I’m sure you won’t have any problem recognizing acorns.  Preparing and eating them is easier than you might think.  Believe it or not, there are recipes for acorn cheesecake and acorn enchiladas.


            Where do you get the recipes and cooking instructions?  There’s a little book you can get online called Acorns and Eat ’em, and it won’t cost you anything.  You might say that telling you about this is a public service, since people like you who read this blog are interested in information about survival, and this little book just might help someone literally survive.


This little book isn’t  just theory or educated guesses.  Suellen Ocean has taught the art of eating acorns for 19 years.  In Acorns and Eat ’em she presents a field guide to oaks, along with modern instructions and delicious recipes.  Acorns and Eat ’em is currently offered as a free download by the California Oak Foundation.  Click here to go to their reference site and then scroll to find the download link for Acorns and Eat ’em.  It’s a PDF file you can save on your computer and print out later if you like.


            You don’t have to be a squirrel to save acorns.  In fact, you’d better get yours this year before the squirrels beat you to them!

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