Could you hunt for your food?

Could you hunt for your food?

DreamWolf DreamWolf
Do you think you could hunt for food if you had to to survive?

(This question is especially for those who otherwise would never do such a thing...)
03/13/2012
  • Buy 1 Toy, Get 1 FREE
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Save 80%. Limited Quantity
  • Save 50% on Selected Items
  • Sexy Treats For Her! Gorgeous Gift Set For $60
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
js250 js250
I do hunt, so yes.
03/14/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Do you think you could hunt for food if you had to to survive?

(This question is especially for those who otherwise would never do such a thing...)
Have done and could most certainly do. I can also skin most mammals and hang/preserve the meat using a hollow tree smoker. So long as I have a sharp stick (or a gun/bow and arrows) or hell my teeth I won't starve! I do not hunt for pleasure, however, unless I am using a camera. I whole heartedy believe in survival of the fittest and I plan on being the survivor!
03/14/2012
herMaster herMaster
I hunt every year (usually without much luck) but I can and do hunt for food.
03/14/2012
cheesewizz cheesewizz
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Do you think you could hunt for food if you had to to survive?

(This question is especially for those who otherwise would never do such a thing...)
that would awesome and id love to be a hunter! and think of all the leather!
03/14/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Nope. I have a grocery store near my house. I don't see the point of killing animals, risking parasites and getting all icky. No thanks.

A cousin of my husband's killed his own deer, bear and fish. He got very VERY sick and it was found that he had 40 times the amount of allowed mercury in his system from the fish and the bear, who also eat the fish (he had to have chelation to rid his body of this poison) and he had several different kinds of intestinal parasites from the bear and the deer, which required very dangerous insecticides to be taken internally to rid his body of them. He and his brother nearly died and every member of their family had to go through horrible medical procedures to get well again. At one point, before they were diagnosed, they gave us deer meat and "bear sausage" which went directly into the garbage can. Being in health care, I have a different take on this. I don't think wild meat is healthy. It's not only loaded with much more chemicals (like mercury) than farmed meat, but it has parasites that you don't see in farmed meat anymore. Progress has it's advantages. Safer meat is one of them.

If it works for you, more power to you, but it isn't for me in the least.
03/14/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
No I couldn't.
03/14/2012
Positwist Positwist
I don't hunt or fish, but I think I could figure out both if I needed to?

I'd probably make a decent scavenger in my area of the country. I know the flora pretty well, though I'd have to suffer quite a bit of trial and error to find enough edible stuff to subsist on.
03/14/2012
JessCee JessCee
If I *had* to, I'm not sure I could. I don't have any kind of hunting skills.... Well, actually I can fish... so I'd just be eating a lot of fish then, LOL!
03/14/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I could, but unless it's fish I'd probably feel awful and hate myself for a long time for murdering a sweet innocent animal.
I'm okay eating meat but the day I have to kill it myself I'll be a sobbing mess.
Most of my best friends have had four legs and tails.
03/14/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Here's a quote about lead poisoning in those who eat wild deer. But, by far, eating wild fish is THE most dangerous thing. Our cousins were told to NEVER eat wild fish again, as they nearly died from mercury poisoning and their nervous systems are irreparably damaged from mercury, despite the chelation. (They live on farms and now they farm their own fish, and the fish are tested for mercury regularly, and always test negative. As for deer and bear, they no longer eat this. They nearly lost their lives due to it. I'd personally rather eat "pink slime" in my meat than the parasites, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals in wild game. (But, I have a good butcher who ONLY takes our ground beef from either round or sirloin, no pink slime in his meat. )But, the choice is your.... as long as you know the risks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested 736 people, mostly adults, in six North Dakota cities and found that those who ate wild game had 50 percent more lead in their blood than those who did not eat it. The lead exposure was highest among people who consumed not only venison, but also birds and other game, according to the study published last month in the journal Environmental Research.

Those who ate wild game meat had average lead levels of 1.27 micrograms per deciliter, compared with 0.84 for those who ate no game. Most said they either hunted the animals themselves or obtained the meat from friends or family members.

“What was most troubling is that as wild game consumption increases, the blood-lead levels increase,” said study co-author Mary Jean Brown, chief of the CDC’s lead poisoning prevention branch. “The strong recommendation we would make is that pregnant women should not consume this meat.”

The CDC is planning a second round of testing this year involving hunters in Wisconsin, Brown said.


It sounds all cool and trendy and off the grid, but there's a reason our ancestors moved to farming instead of hunting, and health is only ONE of the many reasons.

It's up to the individual. But, if you want to catch and eat wild meat, you should know the risks, all of them. And the risks are an order of magnitude higher than with farmed meat.
03/14/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
No way, not possible.
03/14/2012
Beck Beck
Yes! The body would do anything for survival. Your animal instincts would kick in if you needed to hunt for food.
03/14/2012
Ghost Ghost
No. But I do know all the plants and fungus that are edible.
03/14/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
No, I'll let someone else do it. I'll fish but won't clean/prepare them. I could never shoot an animal unless it was attacking me. I'd cry, lol. I love animals too much.
03/14/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
If I absolutely had to, I'd at least try. I can't say if I'd be successful, though. Thank goodness I don't have to!
03/14/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
If I had to do it then I would, I have been around enough people who hunt to know what to do.
03/14/2012
CoffeeCup CoffeeCup
I am such a city kid, it would be a big trauma for to have to eat something I had actually seen alive, never mind actually kill it myself. At least if it was a mammal or bird. A fish maybe I could do.
03/14/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
It's amazing what you do when you're hungry.
03/14/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
I'm not a hunter, but if I had to hunt/fish/forage/grow my own food I could probably do it. It would definitely take some practice though. I do a lot of gardening, so growing stuff wouldn't be the problem but I would have to brush up on my hunting skills if I wanted meat!
03/14/2012
slynch slynch
No, probably not.

But my daughter is a hunter.
03/14/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Of course, I always did it!
03/14/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
If I had to in order to survive, I would.
06/10/2012
Total posts: 23
Unique posters: 22