Hello Fellow Survivors.
In earlier posts I've been talking about Urban Vegetable Farming to keep your group alive. I found that, unless you have success with Soy Beans, you are all going to feel pretty tired and hungry without a reliable source of protein.
We could eat meat... but meat comes from animals, which take up a lot of space and consume vast quantities of your hand grown vegetables, if you must have your burgers and bacon. Chickens take up less space, consume less, and provide a daily protein portion, already packaged for storage, daily.
So what could be better than chickens? Something we can farm in vast numbers, without taking up much space or consuming masses of our greens, something we can hunt without straying too far, something that exists right under our feet...
People have been eating insects forever. Not as a gimmick or dare, but as a major part of their diet. Why do they eat insects? Because, in addition to the reasons given above, they are tasty. If we in the western world have any plans to survive, we need to get used to the idea of eating insects, rather than burdening poorer countries with our expanding meat farming needs in exchange for money.
What insects can we eat? Lots, and when you see pictures of them cooked, they don't look so bad; no worse than cockles and muscles anyway.
Take a look at the link below, which outlines which, where, how and why insects are eaten. If you're lucky, I'll cover preparing and eating insects personally.
Edible insects you didn't know you could eat
I hope you found this interesting.
Thanks for reading and keep surviving.