Survival Survey: What would you eat to stay alive?
In just about any end-of-the-world conversation, someone invariably makes this statement. “I wouldn’t want to survive in that kind of scenario.” That may be true when spoken on a full stomach in the comfort of our 21st century, modern world, but in a world short of food, just what would you do to stay alive? What would you be willing to eat or to feed your kids?
My friend David Michaud of Survival-Goods has put together a list of foods you would never want to eat but could if your life depended on it. From his list:
1. Animal Food
With any luck the architect of your incarceration is an animal lover and thus in some dusty cupboard you’ll find food fit for a beast. Both dog and cat food contain most of the essential vitamins and minerals required to sustain life. However if you hit upon a few fish flakes, which are high in fatty acids and phospholipids, garnish your dog meat with them and your survival is assured!
In the majority of households the largest stockpile of underutilized nutrients will be found amongst the refuse, old apple cores, half eaten cup cakes, and perhaps even a potato peeling or two. Any tangerine skin you find be sure to keep. Nibbling it helps to alleviate nausea, something you’ll no doubt experience as your ordeal continues.
Of course if cultural currency of this Freegan trend continues to rise it seems that all of us be rifling through the bin sooner rather than later. Oh joy.
AACK! You can read David’s entire list here.
Be sure to report back and let us know what you would be willing to eat if there was nothing to eat!
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