posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 09:09 AM
There is all kinds of tasty survival type foods available from prepacked MRE's to powerbars that cram a lot of energy in a small package. Most people
though rarely find themselves in a situation where they must eat something they didn't plan on to survive.
The only thing that I would classify as unexpected survival food for me was something I forced myself to eat after 4 days with no food.
I was about 14 and went deep in the woods one weekend with a couple of canteens full of water, my 22 rifle and a backpack with some other essentials.
By essentials I mean some salt, pepper, flour...ect but no other food. My plan was to shoot about 3 or 4 squirrels each day. I went to a spot that I
just knew was overrun with squirrels...or so I thought.
For some reason I couldn't find any in the area although I had killed lots of them in the same location before.
Later that evening, I dug up some sassafras roots and made some sassafras tea to drink. There were lots of acorns, but I didn't want to waste may
water leeching the tannins out, so I didn't eat any of them.
The same thing happened the next couple of days. On day 4 I ended up down by the river and was thinking about rigging up something to catch some fish
when a big old sea gull landed near me. Hunger got the best of me and I shot it, cooked it, and ate it.
It was the nastiest tasting thing I ever ate. Somehow, I managed to choke it down without puking. After that I headed home, I was sick to my stomach
for the next two days. I have learned a lot since I was 14 but still relish this as a great learning experience. Granted, 4 days without food is not
going to kill anyone, but I was hungry enough to begin feeling a little desperate.
So, what is the most disgusting thing you ate in order to survive.
edit on 2/2/2012 by Sparky63 because: Spelling...always spelling!