Kellie Nightlinger, Wildlife Survivalist and Adventurist
Disclaimer: The information within the Wild Woman Oudoors website has been provided to its viewers with the understanding that viewers will exercise caution and care in performing any of the survival techniques or activities within this site. Some of the activities can be dangerous. I am a trained wilderness and survival expert. Please do not engage in these survival techniques or activities without taking proper precautions because these activities may cause serious injury or death.
Survival Food, Survival Food Preparation, Wild Food Preparation
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Some tools that can aid in fishing for food in an emergency are listed below. I carry a small emergency fishing kit in an old prescription pill bottle in my survival kit. The bottle has my name on it and way to trace who I am through my doctor in an emergency. I also write one there emergency contact information with a permanent marker. The prescription pill bottle can be used as: an emergency fishing bobber, as an emergency floating message in a bottle, a container for fishing hooks, plastic worms, and fishing sinkers, a swivel, and a metal leader for predatory fish. Around the emergency fishing kit, I wind fishing line. The kit is lightweight, inexpensive, and can be made in minutes.
Tools that aid in hunting and trapping are narrow gauge wire such as: picture hanging wire and copper wire, "bank line", and "paracord". Bank Line can be used in a plethora of ways; including but not limited to: traps, snares, landing nets, gill nets, trap nets to name a few. Paracord can be used as: a foot bridge to ford a river, a way to affix food up a bear pole for bear-proofing, to make a shelter ridge pole, to lash a shelter or raft together, to lash cedar bark to a shelter to keep the wind from blowing it down, replace shoe laces, make snowshoes, to pulley big game for processing, to make a fire making-bow drill, arm sling, tourniquet in a dire emergency, to make a food smoker, to hang containers over a fire to boil water or cook food, to lash homemade splints to a broken leg and many, many, more uses.
Food can also be eaten raw in most cases. Eating steak tartar, raw meat is recommended by most naturopathic doctors. Raw meat has enzymes that are destroyed in the cooking process that are beneficial to digestion. Cooking food removes many vitamins and nutrients and expending a lot of calories. Remember Arnold Schwarzenegger eating raw eggs. My doctor recommends adding more raw meat and eggs to my daily diet. Raw meat can sometimes contain parasites like in insects. Raw Mushrooms can sometimes contain small grubs also. (So, do at your own risk.) Prior to our descendants discovering fire, they ate raw meat. Wild edibles can also be eaten raw in most cases.