FISHING FOR FREE FOOD IN A MAJOR NATION WIDE DEPRESSION, FRESH WATER AND SALT WATER.
I have a hermetically sealed-away-from-any-stress friend who won't even watch tv or read a newspaper as both are too much of a bummer. She prays and watches religious programs. Out of nowhere, with all this Real Estate plummeting and the Stock Market crash in the air, she suddenly started talking about getting a pantry full of survival foods!
This hardy New Englander never blinked at Y2k. Nukes, Global warming, refugees she tunes out. Now as the nation faces a DEPRESSION, she's googling every miso soup mix online.--Instant soups, things you can stir into water, which get STORED EASILY & which are nutritional.
It strikes her as necessary to maintain her vegan-no milk-no-dairy lifestyle, with proteins & to find store-able stuff to eat just in case bombs drop, terrorists strike, citizens are living in the streets after quakes for weeks on end, breaking into markets at night, with recession-caused rioting and food trucks are hijacked at city's edge or there are curfews and nobody can wait in a market with 200 people at each register. My immediate family members and I have gone through all the above including refugees and concentration camps. Especially if you include my Hungarian gramps, leaving Germany afte 20 years there, moving to PARIS and then France envaded, running for Provence while being strafed by Nazis from bombers overhead as my grandparents walked country roads with knapsacks on their backs. (They leapt into the ditches). So genetically I can explain my interest in survivalism.
My sensitivity to the issues has made me investigate what 'storeable foods are. The good ones have a tsp. of the most delicious item, powdered bonito fish. All Japanese soup mixes depend on this yummy component. The problem is that each envelope costs a buck or two! What will you do with multiple mouths to feed? Think about that. Depressions last for years. Who wants to pay two bucks for a cup of hot soup? I found that the cheapest frozen fish, 3 fillets to the bag, 1$ each, which 700 nat'l Kroger stores offer (frozen pollock) made a wonderfully flavored soup. Fry lightly with garlic and onions, add water and any vegies you want, canned, pre-blanched. Fish is a great flavoring agent.
The better solution would be that old axiom, give the man a fishing rod! Give him lessons in surf fishing, pier fishing (where bonito are,) and get a huge freezer and fill it with frozen fresh bonito, and every other kind of fish. Then, teach family fly fishing in fresh water. Shore fishing is for salt water species. All kinds of FISHING would be a survival tool that trumps all the pantry hoarding that anyone could do, and it's an incredible adventure. SEE FISHING HOLE.
Cautious planning and study, buying the tools (in this case rods, line, hooks,) and starting to practice the art of providing food for the table would make Apocalypse or Depression a lead pipe cinch. You can argue all you want that what really makes survival easy is a l00 lb bag of silver quarters, I still want a freezer full of fish. If you have quarters, you can pay someone else to fish for you Maybe you would rather have silver money than fish, but I wouldn't. I'd clean houses to get taken along to the shore and I probably will have to as I don't drive any more, thanks to THE L.A.P.D. having a policy if confiscating outdated tag cars, keeping them for 30 days and then charging you l00$ a day storage! Like a 30 yr old car was worth it? But I'll certainly be seeking these solutions rather than spending 44$ for 20 tiny envelopes of cuppa soup mix! I'd spent my 44$ on fishing tackle and some chum's gasoline to get to nearby lakes and shores. So if I had a bag of silver quarters, I'd use it for Colombian coffee, sugar, salt, toilet paper, the only things I really ever need to buy.
But if you want to LEARN to make your own soup mixes in case WWIII gets here a little before you expect and get pantry full of soup mix jars, click on that URL. Next, on a regular basis, fill your freezer with your garden produce. In tomato/basil summer, create the jars of tomato sauce that will make your pulse, beans, lentils tasty.
In the pantry, create a dry ice protected barrel of wheatberries to make your own bread but in your scramble to get stuff you recognize as edible, don't forget fishing tackle! A garage sale 5$ pole would be a starter kit, spools of filament line. Keep fresh line at all times. Every few yrs, sell the old and get new spool of line. Start reading up on FISHING. TITLES OF BOOKS ON THIS SUBJECT. Now, with those titles in hand, ( print out the list) go find the books at abebooks for a buck! (Click on URL as it's about a cheap method to get books from dealers.)
NEXT, study those FREE, online FISHING tutorials. This is a great one on FRESH WATER fishing, lakes, streams.
There are illustrated, free ONLINE manuals everywhere. Google terms like "freshwater + lake or river. Depending on what's near your home. Then "salt water fishing" I did, found http://www.torbayfishing.com/help-guides/sea-fishing-p1.htm
FRESH WATER fishing is done off river or lake banks. SALT WATER FISHING can be done by wading out into the surf in summer and casting into seaweed outside of surf line. Standing on rocks isn't always safe. I've done it but the 7th wave can nail you. I've heard of pro rock fishermen killed. And abalone fishermen under water near rocks perish regularly. Haven't seen it, but read about it in my local newspapers. Rocks are great at low tide for MUSSELS, which folks say are delicious if you observe the rule not to eat them in months with no R in them. May to August, watch it. And if you watch the low tide charts in daily newspaper, go clamming. Send the kiddies into a very low tide beach sand area and they can use hands, making lazy circles or use a shovel or pitchfork to extract clams.
TAKE ME TO THE ARTICLE ON CLAMMING!
WOW, I ENJOYED THAT! Honey warm up the Buick, we're going to the BEACH!
Kids, grab the rake!
LAST and most exciting, go to a scuba shop and get each of your boys a HAWAIIAN SLING. It's a wide rubber band bracelet type sling the boy wears on the wrist and on it he fits the tail of a short spear which has a pointed tip. Pull the spear back and the 'arrow' shoots out straight and fast and goes right through the fish. Get out of the water with the fish fast. My boys did very well with these things but then California has CORBINA in the surf right in the breaking waves. This fish eats the sand bugs dislodged by the surf.
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