posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 10:43 AM
A quick note for any who think that eating squirrel and rabbit in sit-x will save you. It wont. Neither of these animals have any fat on them. We
need natural fats to survive. As a protein source they are great, but if this is all you are eating, you wont be for long. Big game animals have a
good deal of fat, and some small ones such as coons have very fatty meat.
With that said. I havent eaten store bought meat in a long long time. Aside from the rare occasion I go to a restaurant. Cant remember the last
time I ate a cow.
Some of the "odd" animals I have or do consume with no ill effects.
Lion (yes, was legal, found a website a few years back that sold it, no longer exists however)
Grouse (all types)
Ptarmagain (like a grouse)
Thats to name a few. There is alot of great tasting meat out there if you can get past needing it to be shrink wrapped in your local supermarket.
Tastes great, better for you, and if you kill it or buy from a local farmer, you know exactly what is in it. No hormones, steroids, etc...
As for birds, I have heard many times that all birds are safe to eat. I dont know this as fact however, but I cant think of one I wouldnt try that
isnt a scavanger or a fish duck.
As for the transistion from supermarket crap to real meat, may take a little adjusting, but well worth it, and you wont go back to the bland tasteless
meat that society eats.
To prepare wild game, cook it slower than store bought stuff, generally a little less fat content, also this helps wipe out any "gamey" flavors. Be
smart about preparation as well. You wouldnt drive home from the deli with pork chops tied to your roof, so dont do it with a deer. When cooking,
bring up the internal heat to what you would do for pork to kill off any nasties, and you will be eating well.