So you think you’re prepped? Your pantry is stocked to overflowing.. chickens and meat rabbits out back.. You’re all stocked up, right? 🐇🐓
What happens when that ‘friendly’ neighbor steals your chickens and rabbits? Or a disease/bad weather ravage your livestock and crops? 🌾🌱
Have you thought about eating local wildlife? 🦝
Do you have a guide to local wildlife? 🐢
Are you familiar with signs of disease in wildlife so you know what not to eat? 🐸
Have you begun to hunt/trap so you’re familiar with their habits? Can you proficiently skin and process the meat? 🏹
Here’s a guide to skinning a groundhog: https://practicalselfreliance.com/clean-skin-groundhog-woodchuck/
What about cooking? Have you googled recipes and begun to practice these with your family so cooking and eating wildlife is a normal day to day experience instead of one more drastic change? 🔪🍲 👦👧🏼
There are some recipes online.. here’s one site to get you started: https://honest-food.net/wild-game/
As we all prepare for the next lockdown and wave of pandemic 😷, we know resources at the stores will become scarcer and scarcer.🛒 This is a good time to begin the adventure with your family of learning to live like the pioneers did.🐎 What did local Indians eat? 🏹 How was food processed to last all winter when your ancestors were alive?
Maybe build a smokehouse and put it to use as a family… Gather supplies and learn canning.. start with home canned jam from locally harvested berries while your family hikes!!
All of this new prepping can be combined into history and cooking lessons for your entire family!!