Learning to survive in the wild
Once in the wild, away from various household goods, there is always the risk of being completely helpless. Hunting or fishing may occur a situation when You have lost or broken transport. Most people today can’t light a fire, pitch a tent and especially to distinguish a poisonous mushroom from an edible. It is especially difficult in those moments when there is famine or deteriorating weather conditions. Of course, every fisherman or hunter storing food before you hit the road, but even if for some reason the reserves of food had ended, the surrounding scenery can give a person a huge amount of food. Starving to death in the woods and on the river can be avoided if you know how to catch and cook the meat and plants that nature gives us.
According to the official scientific data on the earth there are about three hundred thousand different species of plants. About half of them are quite edible for the modern man. Perhaps part of many meals consisting only of vegetable ingredients, and is full of nutrients, but even plants can easily maintain the strength and health of a person for a long enough period of time. High-calorie carbohydrates and necessary protein the human body can always be ensured only food of plant origin.
Professional hunters and fishermen, for a few days can easily provide not only food and drink, but even medicines from various illnesses and diseases. Everything that runs, jumps or crawls, a person can consume. Another question that clumsily cooked meat of many wild animals could permanently discourage the desire to try it again sometime. In order to avoid this situation, it is necessary to observe a sequence of cooking. The dead animal, it is first necessary to peel. In the first stage removed the animal’s skin. After that, cut the belly and remove the insides. Particular care should be taken to remove the gallbladder. Then remove from the carcass suitable for food kidney, liver, heart and brain of the animal. It is best not to wash and do not soak fresh meat to the cooking process. It can deteriorate much faster when exposed to moisture. Washed, it will soon spoil. A very valuable source of food and salt will be the blood of any animal, you need to collect and boil. In any case it is not necessary to throw away a single piece of meat and any part of the carcass. They can be a great bait next hunting or fishing.
Not be amiss to know some peculiarities of preparing waterfowl and upland birds. Delicious way to cook any wild bird, by careful stewing. The meat of upland game birds is better suited for preparing different pottages and soups. In order to roast a bird, it is best to pre-boil to ensure that meat was not so tough. It should always be remembered that many birds feed on fish and therefore meat can have specific taste. Meat of such birds must be pre-soaked in water with salt added. Before you cook the main dish, soaked meat needs to cook for hours and drain the water.
The river and the sea also offer many options of food. Oysters and clams can be eaten raw. But it is best to pre-treatment. For this you need to fill them with earth or sand, and the top to make a fire, so they are perfectly baked in their own juice. If You managed to catch a walrus, a seal, a seal or a sea hare, skinned the meat must first be soaked in cold salted water for 8-9 hours, rinse several times and always scalded with boiling water. The natural world is rich with numerous varieties of plants, grasses, roots, seeds, berries, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables, nuts, algae and lichens, many of which you can not only eat, but also very effectively used in the medicinal purposes.