reply to post by cavtrooper7
We do not have vast reserves of game, but we do have a plentiful supply of rabbits and other rodentry, although as a food stuff they come with thier
own pitfalls. That said, in a choice between starving, and eating, I would have no compunction about eating them. They are great resources. You can
use the rabbit fur, and with the application of some human urine, heat, and time, you can create strong glues with the resin from thier skins, which
is a great aid for shelter building, and rustic tool building. Such glues can be strong enough to easily hold a mans weight and more, so they are very
Also, our woodlands, though sparse, are rich with phesants and other bird and animal life if you find the right location to hunt in. There are also
the odd wild boar kicking around, although even a sight of such a thing is pretty rare. The other thing about the woodland and fields which break up
the population centres, is that they are rife with berry bearing bushes, mushrooms, edible herbs and plants, not to mention raw materials for
shelters, traps, and as previously mentioned, simple tools.
As long as one were to stay away from the major population centres, and be sure to avoid hunting too close to places like nuclear power stations,
industrial locations, and so on, one would be able to live off our land here pretty well I think. The other thing about our fair isle is, that
although its a shame to say it, we have no natural predators here, of a manner and power which would trouble a human being. Its fair to say that we
are the top predators on this rock, and would be able to carve our selves quite a little niche. The other thing which is a possibility is, if I found
myself in a position where I had already built shelter and was fairly confident of the survivability of that shelter come what may, I would probably
find and chicken-nap a hen and a cockerel, and breed those suckers up, after purpose building a shelter for them.
And you mentioned a lack of guns here in the UK. Well, its true that there are few when compared to other nations, and that gives a mad bugger with a
machete an advantage over most folks. First of all, there will be relatively few people hunting with guns, which means its a level playing field for
everyone who has never lived the outdoors life, and provides a tactical advantage to folk like myself, who would probably be able to live off the land
and call it the easy life. An awful lot of my fellow Britons would be about as useful as a grenade in a warhead factory in this situation, which means
that folk who have a bit about them will be getting the majority of the meat for thier tables. This means that folk of that ilk will be able to either
survive themselves with abundance, or share the fruits of thier labours with others, and that will lead to a return to some sort of olde worlde value
system, where hunting skill and ability to protect a group of people can make a chieftan out of a person, rather than the current system of getting
ahead by pushing paper better than your neigbor, which is at best an honourless way to live a life.
I wouldnt find any of these things negative what so ever.