Finding Safe, Edible Food

By Emily Quach

Securing Food

Food is essential for survival. It is needed to provide energy, protect against diseases, and heal the human body. In the wilderness, it can be very difficult to obtain and secure food. If you follow these steps, you will be on your way to a smorgasbord of food.

Take Advantage of the Plants in the Area

Though fish and meat seem like the best option, plants provide necessary carbohydrates and are easy to find. Be careful! If you aren't 100% sure that the food is safe to eat, don't eat it. Edible plants are usually found throughout the year, unless you are in a desert.

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Look for Insects

It may sound gross, but insects are rich in proteins and fat. They are easy to find if you know where to look. They can be easily found under rocks, in swamps, or anywhere where life is abundant. Use your common sense, don't eat any insects that you aren't familiar with or seem poisonous.
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Steal Some Bird Eggs

Yes, steal some bird eggs. Bird eggs have a high nutritional value and convenient . In a survival situation, you must take the necessary measures for survival. The first place you'd look would be bird nests, but not all birds build nests. Some birds keep their eggs in holes in the ground. Be sure there are no birds watching over the eggs or they will become defensive and attack you. If there are no bird nearby, take the eggs.

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Cook Your Food

It is very important to cook your foods. Using a fire to cook your food burns off bacterias and parasites.
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