Saving Yourself from Hunger When You Are Lost In Hunting

By: rhusain
You might not be hungry on the first day of getting lost. But it is always good to find your foods for the future. You can hunt for rabbits, the easiest food to hunt. And there are some other animals which are easy to snares and they could be good food in the jungle.

I doubt that a man would be hungry enough to eat much of a porcupine on the first day he is lost, but the killing and cooking of one will give him something to do and will give him the assurance that he can take care of himself if it is necessary. The best of the small animals, and the one which I would look for first, is the rabbit. Although hard to find on a stormy day, so is any other game. They may be found in sheltered places, under blow-downs or low softwood trees. While a man is looking for rabbits, other animals should not be overlooked, for almost any- thing which lives may be eaten, if he is hungry enough to try it.

If the lost man has any knowledge of the construction of snares and dead-falls, it might be well to utilize this knowledge in an effort to obtain food. Rabbits are comparatively easy to snare if there is a runway handy. Squirrels may be caught on a tree or sapling which leans toward another tree, thus giving the animals an easy inclined path to the larger tree.

Other animals are more difficult to snare, but a dead-fall, set on a path used by porcupines, should be effective. The great advantage in using snares and dead-falls is that they work while the hunter sleeps. Partridges (grouse), if they can be found, make a tasty and satisfying meal. In the deep woods they are not as wild as they are in settled country and they may often be shot with a rifle. Squirrels are good food. The big greys are best, but the little red ones are good if they can be shot in the head so that there is something left to eat. Perhaps the porcupine which is shot from a tall tree turns out to be a 'coon. All the better, or worse? A young racoon is perhaps more palatable than an old porky, but an old dog 'coon is something that only a seasoned stomach can handle. Mink and weasels are not edible except to a man who is so starved that he is insensible to the odor. I have seen foxes eaten, so they must be edible. But I don't want to be hungry enough to relish one.

Frog legs are a possibility for the lost man. Frogs may be found buried in the mud of springs. These hibernating amphibians may not be anything like the delicacies from the southern states, but even the smaller ones are just as nourishing-frogs, not toads. If the hunter doesn't know the difference, it is better to forget about the frog legs.

There are always plenty of foods that can keep you away from hunger in the jungle. You can hunt them easily. See carefully what kinds of jungle foods you can expect in the jungle.
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