posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 09:35 PM
Heres a priceless addition to anyone in a survival situation.
“The American Woman’s Cookbook” by Berolzheimer, Ruth
This Cook book was published WAY before processed foods existed. The ingredients are basic staples, and it even has recipes for Opossum, squirrel,
oxtails, pickled pigs feet, stewed kidneys, tripe, and head cheese! I’ll pass on a few of these traditional treats, but the point is that the book
leaves almost nothing out.
Opossum is very fat with a peculiarly flavored meat. To dress, immerse in very hot water (not boiling) for 1 minute. Remove and use a dull knife to
scrape off hair so that skin is not cut. Slit from bottom of throat to hind legs and remove entrails. Remove head and tail if desired. Wash thoroughly
inside and out with hot water. Cover with cold water to which has been added 1 cup salt. Allow to stand overnight; in the morning drain off the salted
water and rinse with clear, boiling water.”
It has sections on caring for wild game, to wedding cakes. I’ve had 2 of these over the years, and so has my mom. They are generally found in fair
condition, but with use tend to fall apart. If you buy one treat it with care, as this could make your life much more enjoyable after a SHTF scenario.
For that matter it will enrich your life before SHTF scenario if you take advantage of it. Here is a portion of the book…
And a few for sale here
Search second hand stores, and you can find one for less than $5….
Cheers, and let me know if you try the Opossum!