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Old 03-10-2009, 04:54 AM
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When all the MREs have been eaten ...what then....

1 - Cockroaches
2 - Algee-vats
3 - Soylent-green
4 - hunting/farming
5 - rats/vermin

any other ideas ?
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:12 AM
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:15 AM
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there are many places in the world were insects are considered a natural supplement or even a delicacy.

In T2K old prejudices against this source of protein would have to be dropped many places .

eating cockroaches and even breeding them in farms as livestock would be a necessity .It is absolutely viable as a food source .the habitat needs to be sealed off -of course - and heated to a certain temperature. As for feed -anything goes .The more energy rich the better the "heads" will fatten , but the good things about roaches is that many kinds are omnivores-meaning that refuse,potato peels,fresh cut grass and those dead people we discussed burying earlier will all be eligible for feed.

The roaches are ground up to flour after -so the disgusting bit can be tones down a bit -until you serve it up as porridge

Seriously -people are trying to save the planet and make a profit from marketing insects as food.We already eat about 1 kg or 2 pounds every year in fragments in the ketchup,in the bread ,in the condiments,the jam,the sodapop -in everything we have pretty much .

For the most part its healthy .

Roaches need a good soak in acidic fluids like vinegar or orangejuice before they are roasted dry and then ground up .very protein rich .
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rats are a good source of protein as well .They are omnivores and eat whatever they can .They also breed easily .

depending on feed availability ,the rats can be used to counter famine in small communities.

caution must be taken of course , to contain the rats and in handling plastic aprons and rubber gloves ,hair nets etc shoul be used to minimize risk of transferring fleas and lice or deseases.Also processing to food neeeds to be carefully done .


rats should be kept in as clean as possible enviroments , fed mostly greens like fruit,vegetables and fresh grass etc -or peelings of these .In a pinch other fodder like fresh carcasses etc can be used.

The rats can be drowned ,hung to dry , scorched to get the hairs and fleas etc off before beying flayed and cut into pieces.

It will keep less well than cockroach flour and needs to be eaten a short time after preparation - like most meat .

I read that it tastes wonderful - like a tasty chicken.

I include mice here too - also easy to breed and feed .

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Regarding what people will eat in an emergency. I know a few guys who used to carry dog food as emergency rations in the hills. There's always a risk that if you carry something you like you'll just eat it and you'll not have it if the worst happens. The guys reckoned that they'd never just tuck into a can of pedigree chum because they were peckish, but that it would keep them going if the worst happened.
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Regarding what people will eat in an emergency. I know a few guys who used to carry dog food as emergency rations in the hills. There's always a risk that if you carry something you like you'll just eat it and you'll not have it if the worst happens. The guys reckoned that they'd never just tuck into a can of pedigree chum because they were peckish, but that it would keep them going if the worst happened.
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I know a few guys who used to carry dog food as emergency rations in the hills.
I have tried it once by mistake. My mother had let some in the fridge mixed with pasta and, of course, nothing that could clearly identify it. It was on sunday night and there was nothing else to eat. I added salt and pepper, eated it, and that was fairly good. Taste similar to Corned-beef.
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