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You Might Be an Edible Insect If...

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by chivvalry, Jun 27, 2011.


  1. chivvalry

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    Okay... I HAD to pass this one on.

    "Most insects are edible. Unfortunately, there isn't a dead giveaway to tell if a bug is edible unless you know what you're doing. However, there are some general guidelines you can use to help you decide. One rule of thumb that survival experts endorse is to steer clear of brightly colored insects."

    http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/wilderness/edible-bug1.htm

    Bon Appetit!
     

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  2. Zombie Steve

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    Sweet. I'll keep that in mind.
     

  3. Glock!9

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    really? a stink bug tastes like apples.....
     
  4. noway

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    Will if eat one, let us know how it works out.

    When I took the USAF pilot SERE course, they taught us plant, insects and small animals that we could eat. I wasn't too fond of anything outside of a grass hopper. A MRE actually doesn't seem to taste so bad either ;)
     
  5. Bilbo Bagins

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    I'm curious, but damn it, I couldn't eat a stink bug.


    I had very basic survival training in the Army, but from what I heard from Air Force guys, SERE training is hard core. Didn't they have you suck the eyeballs out of animals and eat them. Sure you get vital fluids and nutrition, but that is harsh sucking Bambi or Thumper's eye out of its skull.
     
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  6. purrrfect 10

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    Stink bugs love to eat fruit and vegetables...Me eat a Stink Bug??? never happening. Sorry I would die looking for fruits and veggies first.
     
  7. dmjonez

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    You wanted to hang around near the kids that had NAMED their rabbit before they made you kill them. You had a pretty good shot at getting theirs as well!

    BTW, the eyes were harder to pop than you'd think...
     
  8. bustedknee

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    "Insects that are extremely pungent are also good to keep off your plate. Some wilderness experts will caution against hairy critters as well as bugs that bite or sting. Disease carriers like flies, ticks and mosquitoes are also on the no list."

    How about I simply avoid eating ALL bugs?
     
  9. sourdough44

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    I'd say if a bird eats it, you can eat it.