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#100743 - 07/25/07 02:03 PM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: norad45]
OldBaldGuy Offline

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Hopefully not long, if our tax dollars are paying for it...

#100800 - 07/26/07 01:32 AM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: Blast]
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And how many times I have I talked about food and had you almost drooling? smile

When a man dare not speak without malice for fear of giving insult, that is when truth starts to die. Truth is the truest freedom.

#100870 - 07/26/07 06:22 PM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: iain]
BigCityHillbilly Offline

Registered: 05/19/07
Posts: 63
I'm wondering if squirrel meat is any better than rabbit meat ?


#100875 - 07/26/07 07:03 PM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: BigCityHillbilly]
Frank2135 Offline

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 266
Loc: Ohio, USA
I honestly don't know. It may be that an area that supports squirrels supports enough other wildlife that we don't have historical examples of people having to eat nothing but squirrel meat for several days. I get the sense that the "rabbit starvation" stories all involve an environment that literally didn't support any game other than rabbits or hares.

All we can do is all we can do.

#100900 - 07/27/07 01:01 AM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: ironraven]
iain Offline

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 15
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: ironraven
Do you know what pemmican is?

Most people put it one step up from haggis. I like haggis, so I'm not sure my vote on food counts. :P

A step up from haggis?

Not possible.

It's the " Great Chieftan o' the Puddin-race" haggis doncha know! grin

When you step out that door in the morning you never really know what you're going to encounter.

#100925 - 07/27/07 05:29 AM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: norad45]
likemclever Offline

Registered: 05/17/07
Posts: 6
Loc: Kansas
I once dated a pissant. I was only able to survive him for about three weeks.

Pissant, definitely not the other white meat!

#100938 - 07/27/07 01:51 PM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: likemclever]
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laugh laugh laugh

#101026 - 07/28/07 08:37 AM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: OldBaldGuy]
MedicineMan Offline

Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 43
Loc: upper east TN
seems like in the journals of Lewis and Clarke they mention living on 5-7 pounds of elk per person per day and for weeks at a time????? anyone confirm this please......
I grew up on deep fried rabbit....farmers would give them to my father plus my father hunted rabbit...of course we ate the rabbit with green beans and mashed potatoes with my mom's patented gravy! rabbits are a 'clean' animal when compared to a chicken and deep frying in peanut oil was a big plus for preventing protein intoxication.
In my backpack for hiking is always a bottle of olive oil....might as well put one in the BOB smile

#101030 - 07/28/07 12:36 PM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: MedicineMan]
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Yes, it is true that the Lewis and Clark expedition reported consuming on average 8 lbs per person per day of venison and elk. Bear in mind that it wasn't only meat they ate, for they were able to forage Camas, berries, and barter for other items from the locals. They needed that much because of the amount of work they were doing.

Rabbit is a healthy protein source in the diet. If you add a little starch and fat, such as your mother did based on your description of the meals she cooked, then you enjoyed a well rounded, nutritious childhood it sounds like.

The problem is with eating just rabbit and nothing else. You would get the same effect eating whitefish, or squirrel, or any other lean meat and not having anything else to consume.

One thing that Lewis and Clark had, which contains protein, fats, carbs, and lots of nutrition in a small package, was pemmican. Pemmican was the survival food for injuns, explorers, trappers, pioneers. Hudsons Bay had standing orders with many tribes for regular procurement for their trapping troops.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#101095 - 07/29/07 11:17 PM Re: Rabbit Starvation and Short-Term Survival [Re: Susan]
red Offline

Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 175
"And it's got big nasty teeth."

Apologies for any aversions to Monty Python. grin
When the SHTF, no one comes out of it smelling pretty.

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