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We often hear about the importance of hunting, foraging and being able to process meats in the wild.
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These are all important parts of the survival skill set. There is a lot of food in the wild if you know where to look and how to get it. This doesn’t make living in the wild much easier because you always have to deal with conditions and elements.
Still, it’s interesting to see what’s possible with wild food and outdoor cooking in a post like this.
Because of public lands and the great programs managed there, you can take advantage of all sorts of opportunities when it comes primitive or wild eating.
When we talk about hunting wild primitive foods, you have to give the nod to fish. Fish are captive and they are easy to be had. If you really want to hunt them get yourself a gig. The gig can also be used on frogs, as well.
These are cheap and will last you forever.
The Field Guide
You are also going to want a good field guide. Carry it with you because fish is good but its much better with ramps and young wild garlic.
The very best way to learn your wild edibles is to harvest and eat them. The field guide will give you the ability to avoid lookalikes that could make you sick.
The Right Containers
When you start collecting wild foods you will quickly realize that you need some kind of container or mesh bag for holding things like roots and leaves that are associated with many wild edibles. The right kind of container can make all the difference.
Dont forget a cooler if you are going to be killing things all day. You dont want your wild menu to include rancid fish.