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Surviving on wild food - Vegetarians!

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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Excellent, so it is possible to survive as a vegetarian


I am not sure I agree with asceticism though.




posted on May, 13 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by Indigo_Child
reply to post by lowki
 


Excellent, so it is possible to survive as a vegetarian


I am not sure I agree with asceticism though.



Well the only part of it that relates to food is "eat only as much as is necessary to be healthy".

Eating more than necessary to maintain good health leads to being overweight or obese as many Americans know -- like the fellow that mentioned eating tubs of lard earlier.

Really those of us that eat only as much as necessary to be healthy live longer healthier lives and have more time for thinking and spiritual endeavors.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:34 AM
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find it is better to look into the raw vegan/vegetarian diet. As these people are skilled survivalist and can show you what to look for in nature and what to eat without having to eat game. Hers some to look at:
www.curezone.com...
www.reallyrawfood.com...

GARDENING, WILD FORAGING AND SELF SUFFICIENCY

The City People's Book Of Raising Food
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Encyclopedia of country living Carla Emery
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The complete book of self sufficiency by John Seymour
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Vegetable Gardening Encyclopedia With Special Herb Section
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Gardening Without Irrigation - Dry Farming
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Intensive Gardening For Profit And Self Sufficiency
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Joy of Gardening
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Indoor Gardening Secrets
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Wild Edibles - Nutrition & Medicine
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Herbal Manual - Herbal Medicine 1936
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Culpeper's The Complete Herbal
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Edible And Medicinal Plants
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Survival - How To Make Herbal Preparations
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Edible Rooftop Gardening
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Handbook of Herbs and Spices, Vol. 1 - K. Peter
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CRC-2001

Handbook of Herbs and Spices, Vol. 2 - K. Peter
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Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses by Kains, M. G.
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How-To Hydroponics - A HowTo Guide to Soilfree Gardening
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Bill Mollison - Permaculture Design Course
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Saving Your Own Vegetable Seeds
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Organic Gardener's Composting by Steve Solomon
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Grow Organic Potatoes
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Home Composting Bins
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Organic Insecticides For The Garden; Home & Garden
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Barrel-ponics
www.... fastonline. org/images/manuals/Aquaculture/Aquaponic_Information/barrelponics_manual. pdf

An Integrated Fish Culture Hydroponic Vegetable Production
System
www.... fastonline. org/images/manuals/Aquaculture/Aquaponic_Information/An_integrated_fish_culture_and_vegetable_hydroponics_production_system. pdf

The One Straw Revolution _excellent (no tilling or plowing)
permaculture
ebooks.... du. ac. in/edu-resources/Resources/books/onestraw. pdf


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[edit on 18-5-2009 by Applesandoranges]



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:36 AM
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Complete Guide To Home Canning
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Canning Meat, Wild Game, Poultry, & Fish Safely
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Every Step in Canning
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How To Make Liquor With Fruit And Berries
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Cheese Making Made Easy
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Cheese Making
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Canning Meat, Wild Game, Poultry, & Fish Safely
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Water as Fuel
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--- LIVESTOCK

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The Homesteader's Handbook To Raising Small Livestock
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A Poultry Mini-Manual
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Small-Scale Freshwater Fish Farming
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Poultry a Practical Guide _Very old, Very excellent comprehensive guide
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--- MEDICINE

Holistic & Alternative Medicine 101
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Herbal/Medical Contraindications_ Using herbal remedies and pharma products:
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Herbal Formulas for Clinic and Home
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First Aid Full Manual FM21-11
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Where There is No Dentist - Murray Dickson
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Where There Is No Doctor - A Village Health Care Handbook - David Werner
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Wilderness Medicine Course
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Healing Pets With Alternative Medicine
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Physicians Desk Reference: Herbal Medicines
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How To Treat and Heal Your Pet at Home?
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One Mineral Can Help _Potassium Iodide
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Ditch Medicine - Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies (1993)
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--- SURVIVAL MANUALS AND INFO

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SAS Survival Guide
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Building With Stone And Earth - Part 2
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The Manual of Free Energy Devices and Systems
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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:37 AM
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Foxfire One
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Foxfire Two
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Foxfire Three
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Foxfire Four
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The Foxfire Five
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Water Well Manual
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Windmill Construction Manual
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Sharpening Small Tools
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This publication offers suggested assortment of tools, special
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W.F. Vickery, Advanced Gunsmithing, 1940
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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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WOW!

Those must be the most comprehensively helpful posts ever made on ATS! Incredible.



posted on Jul, 1 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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it is almost impossible to give advice as most food is seasonal and therefore depends on the season you are forced to survive in and also depends on where you are. by the sea you have easy food because you can find fish and other seafood all year round. your best hope of survival is to find river, lake or ocean. they are a great source of food all year round. for books i would suggest ray mears wild food or food for free. but as i live in England my advice and these books could well be completely useless.



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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I was so happy to find this post but had to give up half way through because of the attacks on veggies/vegans. Seriously, what is it wrong with people having a moral and ethical standpoint which they are passionate about and believe in wholeheartedly? Why do some meat-eaters find it necessary to turn every mention of vegetarianism/veganism into a pathetic argument in which they act the superior being. It really, seriously p**** me off! Christ, the way some of you go off, is like you already have your defences up for no good reason. Unless you're feeling guilty about your inability to do something selfless and commit to it?! I work at a gym and if someone offhand hears I'm a vegan, they take it upon themselves to talk down to me and tell me how goddamned stupid I am. Would you do that to a christian? You all just come across bitter, completely rude and pathetic in your arguments. I could say a hell of alot more but I'm not going to sink to your level. And just for the record, I'm a very strict vegan. No I don't have anything that comes from an animal, insect or fish. I don't wear leather, fur, snakeskin and anything else you can think up. No honey, gelatine, insect food colouring, NOTHING - so good luck poking holes in my belief, if you still want to be immature idiots.


To those ACTUALLY WANTING INFORMATION, I highly advise looking up foraging courses in your area. You can do one day (and longer) courses throughout the year to learn which wild foods are edible, and which are useful for medicinal purposes no matter the season. There are a wealth of books out there on the subject too and would be invaluable should shtf. Also stock up on a ton of seeds so you can grow your own essentials as well, if possible. Keep a huge stock of nuts/beans etc, the tinned ones can last a fair enough time.
Someones awesome suggestion about beansprouts is a great one! SO good for you! I'm also packing away lots of vegan vitamins/supplements aswell.

Abit OT but If you've got pets, make sure you get in a big supply of food for them too! At the moment my cats have more food stored up than we do! Whilst similar to normal ones, you can also get pet first aid kits too!



posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 08:24 AM
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Disclaimer: I'm a theist but not of the Abrahamic faiths. I have minor biblical scholar and scriptural skills. Also I am not a scientific/legal or medical expert in any field. Beware of my Contagious Memes! & watch out that you don't get cut on my Occams razor.All of this is my personal conjecture and should not be considered the absolute or most definitive state of things as they really are. Use this information at your own risk! I accept no liability if your ideology comes crashing down around you with accompanying consequences!

Explanation: Starred and Flagged!

OMG! Applesandoranges posts blew me away! Can a mod please give this member and applause because I can only provide a measily star!


Personal Disclosure: I'm an opportunistic omnivore! I would love to discuss individual strategic options for vegetarians/vegans befor moving on to more tactical options for them specifically tailoring those tactical options to the overarching strategy. For example. Strategy: Urban Bug IN.
Tactic: Supermarket raid for tins of baked beans/fruit/etc.
Strategy: Rural Bug OUT. Tactic: Nomadic grazing of wild grasses etc.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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I'm sorry Indigo but foraging wild plants will not sustain you - you
will get sufficient fats in your diet and you will die. Vegetariansim
andsurvival are mutually exclusive words.

Be like the bear - you don't think badly of bears do you? They're opportunists, omnivores. I was vegan once for several years but over time I realized that the natural diet for humans did include meat.

Are eskimos bad people? Most of their diet is meat. Think about it.



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo_Child
I am vegetarian and find the concept of killing animals abhorrent. I would soon die than kill another animal. I do not want to get into a debate over vegetarian vs non vegetarianism. I would just like some real useful tips on how a vegetaian could survive out in the wlderness on wild food without consuming game. Please share any resources or book recommendations if you know any. Thank you.

[edit on 8-5-2009 by Indigo_Child]


Two Words: "Euell Gibbons"

Gibbons was known for being one of the main proponents of the return-to-nature movement and specialized in showing people how to live off the land. He often commented on how the landscape around you is laden with edible plants, and that armed with the proper knowledge, anyone lost in the woods should never go hungry.

Gibbons achieved became a popular culture icon in the 1970s, appearing on shows like the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to promote wild foods.

His books are wonderful resources.

Stalking the Wild Asparagus (1962)
Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop (1964)
Stalking the Healthful Herbs (1966)
Stalking the Good Life (1966)
Beachcomber's Handbook (1967)
Stalking the Faraway Places (1973)
American Food Writing: An Anthology with Classic Recipes, ed. Molly O'Neill
Feast on a Diabetic Diet (unknown publication date)

Euell Gibbons Handbook of Edible Wild Plants. Compiled by Gordon Tuncker and Freda Gibbons (1979)

bon appétit



posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by Indigo_Child
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It is just my morals that I do not want to kill animals. Respect that. I am not saying anything about your morals, so why should you mine?

I do not buy into the myth that all ancient socities ate meat. I think many of our ancients survived on grains, beans, vegetables, fruits and berries, nuts, honey. That is the real food full of vitality and energy. Meat is made up of the same nutrients, but it contains less of it in a substandard form. This is why it is "heavy" and toally counterproductive to spiritual growth.

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I'm in no way disrespecting your morals, but honestly think about it.

You're in a survival situation... You're not going to cultivate wheat and and grains. Do you know how many veggies you need to eat that will equal the energy you will get from something as small as a squirrel?

We are humans, humans are predators, we are the TOP predator. Why? Because we might not be the physically strongest, but we make weapons, traps, etc... This is how humans survived for hundreds of thousands of years.

Now, I suggest to you to start thinking about eating insects if you don't want to kill animals, learn a LOT about edible mushrooms, the value you get from those are fantastic. You will NOT survive for more than a couple months (hope it will never come to that sort of situation) eating only veggies, not enough fat and protein. It's physically impossible. You can now, in our world of choice, you can go get beans and vegetable oil and whatnot, but when you're in the wild... you might not see a single bean for 6 months...

I'm 99% sure however, when your skin is tight around your bones, and you hardly have enough energy to make a simple fire, you'll rethink your morals.

Remember, you're a vegetarian by choice.

Necessity for survival however, demands veggies AND meat... whether it's fish, insects, birds, rodents, bears, tigers, eagles, endangered species, last of it's kind, gross slimy larvae, poisonous snakes, etc... doesn't matter... you need it to survive... or you die. There really aren't any morals left when you're dead.

I'm really trying not to disrespect your beliefs... but when push comes to shove, in survival, it's all fair game. And you WILL need it.

Sorry.




posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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Google for books on FORAGING.
And unless you're planning on going into the "wild" totally empty-handed, packets and sacks of different seeds - including beans (a fantastic food) and, of course, various nuts - should go a very long way. But do not plant them (at least not all of them): grow seedlings, i.e. SPROUTS. They are easy to grow, require relatively little care, nutritionally they are a "super food" - AND they are delicious. (Their individual taste is actually much stronger than that of fully mature plants.)

Also, save the seeds of whatever fruit or vegetable you eat (provided it's feasible, of course), so you can replant them.

If you think you're really going to need it, you can start practicing right now.

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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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you can be a vegatarian in the summer, but come winter your garden is gone, and you will have to kill animals for food. budda was wrong. listen to jesus and slay the fatted calf!


unless you want to watch your loved ones die while a mindless cow keeps chewing away oblivious to life.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 07:59 AM
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Sprouts are never "gone", as long as they are provided a little water and above zero temperatures.

I am pretty sure Jesus would agree on that.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by Vanitas
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Sprouts are never "gone", as long as they are provided a little water and above zero temperatures.

I am pretty sure Jesus would agree on that.




but in winter the tempature is below zero, so no sprouts. fatted calf



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