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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
There was at least two or maybe three times I drank from the springs around here. I had to clear some debris from the opening of one of the springs and that made me wonder if I could get something. I never got ill and this was many years ago, but who knows if I'm harboring a parasite from doing that.
As far as eating wild foods and bush meat, you really have to know your stuff. What to eat, how to eat it, when to harvest for eating, what to avoid eating or drinking and on and on. This type of knowledge comes from years of living in an area and knowing the plants and animals really well. Knowing what the locals eat and how they eat it is helpful information that takes living in an area long enough to find out.
I would never take any TV show's advice on edible plants without researching it and being certain it is edible. Finding out what is safe from a local expert is a far better bet then some survivor guy on TV.
originally posted by: Tusks
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Spring water at the source can't be beat. Wish I had a good spring around close. Am lucky to have some clear mountain streams on two sides of my woods. A decent filter gets all the bad stuff out.
originally posted by: stormbringer1701
your experience is either incorrect or you ate a circa 1980's dehydrated pork or potato patty. more modern MREs are delicious.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: Neocrusader
In my experience I think I'd rather have the poisonous plants than the MREs.
Did Survivor recommend eating the wrong plants? Did Survivor recommend eating raw animals?