New PDF release: Aids to Survival

By O'Meagher, Bert

ISBN-10: 0646363034

ISBN-13: 9780646363035

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A simple tripod frame for drying/smoking meat 40 AIDS TO SURVIVAL EDIBLE PLANTS A vast number of plants that can provide food in an emergency occur naturally in Western Australia. However, many of them are hard to identify without expert help and many more have sharp or tangy juices that discourage people who cautiously taste them. It is recommended that when travelling around the state you should source information on edible and poisonous plants from locals, resident experts and local authorities relevant to their area.

There is no reason however, that you cannot eat vermin in a survival situation. Signs Of Disease Check all animals for disease, the body should look well fed and be clean smelling. If in doubt a small piece of meat can be boiled in a covered pot, when the water is boiling if the vapours have a bad smell you should not eat the meat. Do not eat birds when the flesh is flabby, purple, a green discoloration around the neck, stiff feet, collapsed eyes or a sour smell present. If you can pull out a rabbit’s fur, if its eyes are enlarged and dull or its body cavity slimy it should not be eaten.

It is best cut into thin steaks and lightly grilled over an open fire. Rabbits Should be skinned, gutted and have the head and feet removed. They are best cooked by inserting a green stick in the body cavity and turning them over hot coals. Snakes Should have the head, skin and stomach removed and be cut into pieces. The meat is best grilled over hot coals. Lizards Are prepared simply by removing the head and gut contents. They are best grilled over hot coals with the skin left on. Birds Should be bled as soon as possible after death and have the head, feathers and the intestines removed.

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