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  1. observe

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    The absolute best survival book/Guide for Southern African Bushveld & Savannah situations that I've found so far!
    A must-have/read for anyone going into the African bush for whatever reason [hunting,camping,hiking etc ;)

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    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Links where you can acquire it??


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    Thanks observe!

    observe uploaded the pdf file to this Bush Survival guide right here on AH, just click on the following thumbnail to download it to your computer:

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    The original link did not work for me. Thanks for the fix and thanks for the PDF.

    Thanks for the new reading material.
     
  5. observe

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    The truth about eating insects: Can you eat bugs to survive?

    Weve all watched the scenes on survival television shows when the host chomps into the most disgusting bloated white grub for the sake of survival. Most of Western civilization cringes at the thought of it, while many in the East lick their lips in jealousy.

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    Eating insects for survival isnt taboo for the majority of the worlds population. In fact, over 1,000 different insects are eaten by 80 percent of the worlds nations. This comes as no surprise if youre ever been to an Asian street market. Eating insects is so common that a word even exists to define it entomophagy. With a scientific sounding name like that, it must be legit.

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    All primitive cultures, including Africans and Native American Indians, ate insects. All primitive cultures still in existence still eat them as well. In survival, all edibles are fair game.

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    Insects may sound gross at this moment. Thats because your e not starving. Perspective is the first to change when hunger sets in. Things youve never consider as food start looking edible. In the case of insects, not only are they edible, many taste good and are incredibly nutritious.

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    Believe it or not, most insects are edible. There are, however, some major classes that are more popular than others. Beetles rank in at No. 1. Caterpillars, bees, ants, wasps, cicadas, grasshoppers, termites, locusts, crickets, larvae and grubs fall closely behind. Insects are rich in protein, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fats. They are surprisingly comparable to beef and fish in the amounts of these nutrient beetle grubs (raw and cooked the cooked ones taste like bacon fat), crickets, larvae, earthworms (which taste like chicken skin cooked), bees and bee larvae, ants and snails.

    It really is a mental challenge more than anything.

    Regardless of whats shown on television, there are some basic guidelines that should be observed when dining on insects in the wild.

    Guideline No. 1: Avoid brightly colored insects. Typically, bright colors are warning signs in nature. This is no exception when it comes to insects. A brightly colored insect is natures way of saying back off. Choose insects with natural earth tones if given the choice.

    Guideline No. 2: Avoid hairy insects. Hairy insects can irritate the mouth and throat. Oftentimes, hairs can also be disguised as stingers. Its best to avoid insects that appear to be fuzzy or hairy.

    Guideline No. 3: Avoid smelly and pungent insects. Scent is another natural warning. If the insect stinks or sprays some kind of stinking liquid, then avoid it all together.

    Guideline No. 4: Cook all insects. Though some insects can be consumed raw, its always best to cook them (and any other wild game). Many insects contain parasites, and cooking can put your mind at ease. Cooking also softens hard shells and helps to eliminate the ick factor of squishy guts.

    Guideline No. 5: Avoid insects that feed on poisonous plants. Snails and slugs are notorious for dining on poisonous mushroom and fungi. While they themselves are edible, the stuff in their system might not be and could end up causing you problems. The solution is to starve them for a day or so or purge them on other edible plants. Dont take any chances. The calorie reward isnt worth the risk.

    Humans can survive for over three weeks without food. In fact, it is our least important survival priority. Shelter, water and fire are all more important. Survivors are opportunists and should never turn down an easy snack, even if its a cricket. Gathering food in a survival scenario is oftentimes a collection of many different sources, and the occasional insect could very well be a part of that mix.

    Remember, its not IF, but WHEN.
     

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    willem dont know if you have tried these? collect flying termites when they swarm at night with a torch or lantern, they will be attracted to it. throw them into a bucket or pan with water to drown them, then when you have enough or the swarming stops dry them and winnow them as if grain to get rid of the wings that will have fallen off, then cook briefly on a hot plate . they then make a nice crunchy snack that to me tastes a bit like peanut butter.
     
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    thanks spike,i'm going to try it next time--take care
     
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    Add a little butter and salt and it's a little like popcorn.
     
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    finn loves pop corn will try that on him and just say they are a small type of corn.........mind you as he has eaten some weird stuff that aint going to phase him ;)
     
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    willem do they sell the dried mopane worms in tins in SA, as in zambia they are in plastic bags in the supermarkets, cant remember tins, but must confess i have never looked for them :biggrin2:
     
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    I,m sorry Guys But my idea of roughing it is Cold Eggs from room service;)
     
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    now rob a greasy cold egg, or a nice cold beer with some nice crunchy roasted termites, and maybe a mopane worm as the prize somewhere in the bowl as your snack......no choice ;)
     
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    Yea a nice Cold Beer and a Half a Bottle of Wild Turkey,,probablly eat anything then
     
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    have you tried this , phil ?
    ive got a couple of phillipeno crew on board at the moment and they rave about it ...:drooling:
     
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    Tried a number of things when I was in Manila, but there's no way I was doing that.
     
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    cant see me trying it anytime in the near future ,either ...:biggrin:
     

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