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Don’t rule out that possibility. Meat may be hard to come by one day. But plenty of wild hogs are a food source, and they roam the countryside. You might want to include them in your prepping endeavors to keep your family fed.
The first two videos below demonstrate how ham is cured and smoked. Take a few minutes to watch. And try not to drool on your computer.
The third video is just for fun. It features Ricky Skaggs singing, “You Can’t Hurt Ham.” It makes a telling point about why you should think of ham for survival.
Orlov has a book on the subject called Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects. I’ve written about his ideas in a couple of blog posts you can view here and here.
I encourage you to watch the video below. It’s an excellent interview with Orlov which was done in March 2012 .It’s as relevant as ever, if not more so.
If you have any comments on all of this, I’d love to know your thoughts.
Editor’s Note: Imagine yourself suddenly in the wilds, and you’ve run out of food. Where do you start? You’ve heard cattails are edible. But when? And which parts? The following info from Craig Caudill will help you know more about this common survival food. – John
When in a given survival situation in the wilderness, aside from maintaining your core body temp and finding or cleaning water, food is the next essential that you should be looking for. As discussed in our previous article the first choice for survival food would be plant material that contains a sufficient amount if nutrition and calories. One of these viable food options freely available the outdoors are cattails, dandelions, chickweed, wood sorrel, and plantain. In this article we are going to focus our attention on cattails.
Cattails are a reliable food source being widely available throughout most regions of the United States. Another great thing about them is that practically all their parts are edible even during varying seasons. Cattails can be easily distinguished by the downy and brown heads that resemble large brown hot dogs. These same downy heads in the spring would appear green and have rows of seeds on them. They provide a lot of nutrition and taste even better when slightly roasted.
Take note that harvesting cattails during the spring season may be harder since most plant lookalikes have green shoots that can be mistaken for cattails. I’d like to add a word of caution, since a lot of plants that may have toxic substances tend to look like cattails, particularly during the end of the winter seasons, when they all tend to have green shoots. It takes some guidance and practice to be able to accurately distinguish cattails from look-alikes. It is also not advisable to get into the water to harvest cattails during the cold season as this violates one of the Law of Threes, which is to maintain your core body temperature.
Cattail roots can be harvested and eaten and they will provide a good source of carbohydrates that is essential in any survival situation. Simply cut through the mucky root portion of the cattail to expose the clean white material underneath. This white material is starchy and will provide some carbohydrates you might need during a survival situation.
Although plant foods have some carbohydrates in them, it is not enough to compensate for the extra effort if you will have some difficulty in harvesting them. This simply means that if you will expend more energy harvesting the plant, and the plant will not be able to supply you with vast amounts of carbohydrates and calories, then the purpose of harvesting it for nutrition is a “self defeating” effort. Remember, in a given survival situation always balance calorie expenditure with calorie intake.
That’s just what one California family has done. And they’re doing quite well at it. Below is a mini-documentary about how the Dervaes have turned their California home into an urban survival garden.
They took action, one step at a time. The end result is well worth it. They’re selling to high end restaurants and making money at it. And they’re eating wholesome, healthful food themselves.
What they’ve done isn’t an overnight sensation. So if you’re thinking of urban gardening, start small, and don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. And, by the way, don’t we all wish we had Southern California weather?
Find seeds and gardening supplies for your survival garden here.
The first video features a man who can shoot beans and quarters in mid air. When he was young, learning to shoot a slingshot skillfully was a matter of survival.
The other two videos feature Jörg Sprave of the Slingshot Channel. Watch as he uses slingshot crossbows and has a lot of fun doing it.
By the way, if you’re wondering about Christmas tree disposal this year, you’ll want to watch the third video for an innovative idea that has to be seen to be believed.
Get info on other improvised weapons here.