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#285520 - 08/20/17 12:54 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Inline with stocking up in an organized manner, I ordered a case of facial tissue from Sam's Club.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/windsoft-facial-tissue-30-boxes-100-ct-each/prod450350.ip?xid=plp2120107-groc:product:1:18

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Sam's Club aside from being a long-time customer.

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#285526 - 08/20/17 10:58 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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I took my daughter fishing today, and received a good reminder about why I, and especially we, can't rely on this method of procuring food. Ever. LOL!!

Yesterday, though, I practiced flint & steel and campfire cooking in the rain, after making some repairs at our BOL. wink
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#285527 - 08/20/17 11:02 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
I took my daughter fishing today, and received a good reminder about why I, and especially we, can't rely on this method of procuring food. Ever. LOL!!

What then will you do for food?

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#285528 - Yesterday at 01:04 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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If we are talking survival, the sky's the limit. You could use nets, fish traps, poison(rotenone kills fish,but not those eating them), hand grenades, or even, a hand crank telephone with wires in the water, or similar electrical source. Fish and Game rules do not apply.

But there are a lot of plants and immobile critters that are easy pickin's. Around here, abalone are immobile and very delicious. Does Alberta support abalone?


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#285529 - Yesterday at 01:12 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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All joking aside, I never caught a fish. I don't know what to fish for or what to do with it if I did.

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#285530 - Yesterday at 01:23 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Get good at collecting plant foods - pinon nuts, wild strawberries (they are absolutely delicious), or others, depending upon your location. This is best done before it is absolutely necessary....
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#285531 - Yesterday at 01:31 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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There were wild berries near where Grandma lived, blackberries I think. As children, my sisters and I would pull the berries off the plant and eat them there.

Grandma had a small carrot garden. When the carrots were ready, we would pull them out of the ground, wash and eat them. Talk about fresh veggies. Those were some great times.

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#285532 - Yesterday at 01:40 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Here's a little light reading... Edible weeds in Florida

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#285533 - Yesterday at 04:07 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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don't overlook a small dip net with long handle...and working the edge of a mangrove swamp area for small fish and blue crab... a snatch hook is my preferred method of obtaining mullet (but no longer legal in Fla)... large weighted treble hook is cast across a pool of schooling fish and ripped through the school, foul hooking dinner... also, if you have a craft, a cast net is hard to beat

fish are pretty easy to clean... scale fish if desired,the knife spine works held perpendicular, but a dedicated toothed blade works best.... knife behind pectoral fin, make cut forward, repeat other side, twist head to remove and typically entrals follow...slit open belly, and open cavity... rinse and smoke over low heat for about 3 hours... use head and entrals for blue crab bait...to fry, fillet by cutting flat down the dorsal fin following the backbone to remove fillets...skin may be removed if you wish, by using similar cut...pan fry in coating of a mix of seasoned flour and corn meal ...larger round fish like mackerel and king mackerel, cut into steaks down the backbone

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#285534 - Yesterday at 04:39 AM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Great Plains
In general terms just about any fish you find in the CONUS could be cleaned roughly the same way. Obviously use your own judgement- there are some waters where it's likely not safe to eat anything you catch and there might some poisonous fish I'm unaware. But if you head and gut almost any fish you could conceivably roast or poach it in an emergency situation. Anatomically most fish have a spine and similar internal organs. Some may have fins in different locations, rows of floating bones, etc. But in general terms you can cut into the fish right behind the gills down to the spine, then turn and cut one side of the fish off of the spine. Flip and do the other side. Grasp the fish towards the tail end and run the blade of your knife along the skin to remove the skin from the flesh. The rib cage will usually be visible and can be cut out. This will take the majority of bigger bones out of most fish. This is pretty common for our freshwater fish and many ocean fish but you should do some research on the fish in your area.

Most freshwater fish are edible, although they may not be very palatable.
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