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How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

Publish date:
November 1, 2001
How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors.

Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.

Interesting Parts:

  • Leather and Rawhide Both Edible

  • Bones may mean Salvation - marrow and fat

  • Rare or Well Done - heat destroys nutritive values

  • Scurvy easily Prevented and Cured - Eat fresh meat

  • How Rabbit Starvation Really Happens

  • The Tremendous Importance of Fat

  • What to kill for food - the fattiest animals

  • Tidbit of Old-Time Trappers - eat fatty beavers

  • What Parts of Meat to Eat - all of it. 

  • Food Prejudices

  • What About Frogs

  • Letting Predators Hunt for Us - and stealing their kills

  • Can Live Meat Spoil too quickly to be consumed? No

  • How about bears? They're fatty and delicious.

  • Getting Birds without Guns

  • Why Porcupines are given Reprieves - Easy to kill and provide good source of nutrition

  • The most widely hunted game animal - rabbits

  • Starvation next to impossible - eat fatty insects too

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Man The Fat Hunter
Man is a lipivore - hunting and preferring the fattiest meats they can find. When satisifed with fat, they will want little else.
Evidence where harm or nutritional deficiencies occur with diets restricted of animal products. A very general hypothesis that states that eating more plants, whether in famine, or addiction, cause more disease. Metabolic, hormonal, anti-nutrients.
Facultative Carnivore
Facultative Carnivore describes the concept of animals that are technically omnivores but who thrive off of all meat diets. Humans may just be facultative carnivores - who need no plant products for long-term nutrition.
Hunter-gatherer societies refer to a way of life that prevailed for most of human history, where people relied on hunting wild animals, fishing, and gathering edible plants, fruits, and nuts for their subsistence. This lifestyle was common before the development of agriculture around 10,000 years ago.
Carnivore Diet
The carnivore diet involves eating only animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, marrow, meat broths, organs. There are little to no plants in the diet.
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