FISHING, MOTIVATED BY HARD TIMES INFLATION AND the need for PROTEIN FOODS
100$ worth of fish every two hours
During recessions, prices go crazy. It's called inflation. Food becomes super costly. Sure, we have CHINESE frozen fish coming in, I can get frozen pollock fillets for $1.50 an lb. at the oriental market but no amount of rinsing can remove the POLYPHOSPHATE & SULFITES which give me a helluva headache when I make my oriental fish using FISH SAUCE or when I make buckwheat soba soup. I have to turn to Big Chain super market Frozen Chinese fish as Whole Foods is so costly. In a day at the beach, now if I had a car, I could catch hundreds of dollars worth of fish. I can find my way to Malibu in the dark.
In such hard times, we all need to drive to our Malibu and fish up our limits,come home clean them, bury the guts in the corn field. We all need to plan frugal meals, grain-based to a large extent and with costly vegies and protein as sidecars. One payoff is health, no doctor bills and rejuvenation. The second, if we avoid sugars and refined grains, there are no insulin munchies. You don't need to eat as much or as frequently as you did in the good ole days of the Great society when you had sugary cokes, juices, ice cream. They are dying of diabetes and kidney failure as REFINED starches do that to us. We need to afford PROTEINS.
Best way to get protein free is drive to Malibu. Second way to get your aminos is to find complimentary amino acids (like beans with corn tortillas actually have all the aminos.) Two starches but it will pass the hunger test, trick the pancreas into believing the body ate protein. WHOLE grains can do that as they do have aminos & combined correctly can fill that ALL AMINOS PRESENT requirement. (Read the famous book, "FOOD FOR A SMALL PLANET" by Frances Moore Lappe. and the sequel, RECIPES for a Small Planet. Buy them used at ABEBOOKS. using the SECRET METHOD to get books at bottom dollar.
SECOND, start now filling the larder with WHOLE GRAINS. Buy barrels of barley, wheatberries, lentils, pulse, beans. You place a piece of dry ice in the sealed barrel to maintain freshness and grains can be kept fresh for years. Get a VITA MIX grinder and MAKE BIBLE BREAD. Very high protein. Make your own cheese and you're home free. Grow OLIVES on your trees and that's an opulent diet.
Sure, the super rich will go on having steaks and lobster, clams and scallops. Let them have the cholesterol! They can afford the $$l00,000 dollar coronary BYPASSES. You can't --yet you will eat very well. The soaring MILLENIUM inflation can not cause hardship for the middle and lower classes if they combine whole grain aminos and get some tackle at a thrift store.
Once you have hook line and sinker, there is just one way to get fish. Go to the ocean or lake. Train the whole family to HIT THE FISHING HOLE and fish relentlessly and patiently. But don't put children on rocks where surf hits (every tenth wave). Bring a bucket for water to wash eviscerated fish, And ice and an ice box, and a sharp paring knife to gut your catch at the water's edge, guts don't travel well.
Actual hands of Duchess Kate Middleton showing Boy
Scouts that even a girl can gut a fish.
Right now in the Great Recession, I can buy frozen TILAPIA fillets at 3$ a pound in pretty bags in the freezer section of super market. The other ritzy types of fish bass, halibut swordfish are much more money but KROGERS the biggest chain in USA has 3 frozen fillets of Pollock in a bag for $2.49. Each one is a whole dinner for me, with a small potato, string beans corn tortillas and jalapenos. (I like fish tacos.)
The nearby Korean and CHINESE supermarkets used to have POLLOCK at $1.50 an lb, in a 3 lb bag of fillets although it is saturated with head ache producing sulfites and polyphosphate. Last time in China Store, I bought it anyway and rinsed it well. Every few weeks they would put it on sale, FROZEN ALASKAN POLLOCK at 99c. an lb. I bought two bags, kept it in the freezer and made my ORIENTAL FISH SOUP with SESAME OIL. BROCCOLI, GINGER and SOBA buckwheat noodles. But that headache! It lasted 24 hours every time. Go see if your brain is allergic like mine. Pollock is cheap, cheaper than TILAPIA and is a cold water fish. Great stuff. Bass and Halibut are roughly 10- 15$ an lb depending on where you buy it. Swordfish is more. If you can't go fishing, START being aware of LOSS LEADER items on sale. Our VALLARTA MARKET chain (22 stores) occasionally has sales on thawed, previously frozen WHOLE TILAPIA at 1.29c an lb. That's a little over a buck a fish. I can hit the store, order a dozen fishes and beg butcher to give me frozen ones, not thawed. Then, I fill my freezer with each fish plastic wrapped. To feel posh eating tilapia, I make tartar sauce out of mayo and relish mixed 3 to 1 proportion. I fry up a potato and dream I'm in London eating fish and chips. TILAPIA is filled with bones, so it's a pain. POLLOCK is better, always a fillet, never a bone --though with cooking, it collapses in size.
So that leaves one tactic. Have your family learn HOW TO FISH off your local coast, or in nearby lakes, rivers. My kids used Hawaiian slings and speared Corbina in the surf. Once you all learn to fish, then give the neighborhood kids a FISHING LESSON --- and a clamming lesson. In some areas, crayfish.
Maybe at some time, you could segue to popping ducks, but stay away from deer. Too much mad cow in American herds now. Turkey would be OK but if you see the documentary MY LIFE AS A TURKEY you'll never eat these smart and loving birds ever. Google that online. Watch it on YOU TUBE.
Hunting and Fishing would be an adventure that will enable neighbors, pals/ kids to master FOOD SURVIVAL for coming hard times. You've heard of HARD TIMES, haven't you? It's when food costs more than you can afford, so you can't buy it. You have to MICKEY MOUSE your food sources.
In addition, I'd grow my own fruits and vegies year round. GARDEN ARCHIVE.
And I'd go clamming, a magnificent pursuit for a sunny day but you have to have a way of finding THE EXACT HOUR OF a super LOW TIDE (-2 or -3) on your local beaches. I used to use the L.A. Times tide information. Now, no car. Kids grew up and moved on to other beaches, other states. But remember, to clam, you want a minus two or minus three tide. And your local harbor or beach is different from any other. Make friends with a bait shop in your beach area. Call them and ask.
NEXT CHALLENGE. Imagine your family coming up with pounds of pet food for that huge flock with meat tripling in price? You can 'cut' your meat with high protein grains. You might use basmati rice (high protein,) cooked in a crock pot until it's fluffy and soft. Crock pots cook anything without burning, scorching pans and food both. If you want to give pets junk fish, crock pot them, then SIEVE! STRAIN THE MEAT. You can't just give pets a fish as it has too many bones. They can be fatal for an animal or a child, even. So pick out bones before serving!
Most of your adult or teen children can handle fish bones, just fine so don't be afraid of FISH. Keep an eye peeled for fishing tackle now while it's still cheap. Garage sale price is about 5$ the pole, the tackle box empty a buck. A Filled tackle box is l0$ though I paid 8 and got treasures but toss used spools of line. Get fresh line at Walmart every year. Sell the old filament at garage sale to beginners warning them it's a year old and you get yourselves that new filament. READ BOOKS ON THIS SUBJECT, LIST OF BEST FISHING BOOKS IS: http://drowningworms.com/best-fishing-clothing-accessories/books/
But only buy those titles USED & all are found online. ABE BOOKS COM. Now, with those titles in hand, printed out, find the BEST OLD FISHING books at abebooks for a buck! Get the family practicing freezer-filling now and the COMING RECESSION with inflation won't hurt you! Kids can start a fish-scription biz selling bass door to door. By the pound. They do not walk around with the fish. They say 'we got bass at 5$ a lb, Mackerel at $1.50 a pound. They make their order. Then by phone he might say, I'm substituting sculpin for bass or little refinements to the order done after he has gone fishing. And then he comes back with the fish and a scale and finishes the transaction.
NOTE: Bury all fish bones in veg garden, they enhance mineral content of soil, and vegies that grow there. BURY 6" under the soil so that cats/ dogs won't dig them out. Nor will they smell. .
RECIPES FOR CHEAP FISH - MACKEREL. or BONITO, (a California fish.) Get all brown flesh off the fillet with point of sharp knife. This gets cooked for pets. Treat the rest as if it were chicken meat. As it falls apart, very flakey, CROQUETTES are an ideal item, egg yolks, bread crumbs to make it stick together, serve with tartar sauce. (CHEAP RECIPE for tartar is mix relish with mayo).
The Japanese consider bonito the king of soup fish, and their DASHI powder is powdered bonito, oh by the way...POOR? MAKE MORE SOUP.
TUNA- Freeze in 10 oz pckgs for tuna fish sandwiches for all. Thaw one, simmer 3 min, cool. TOTALLY COOL THE MEAT. Then add interesting things to Mayo, relish, curry, toasted sesame seeds, cilantro.raw onions, minced, celery, that dark mustard with honey. FRIDGE IT. Put in kid's bag COLD. By lunch mayo dishes must be eaten. NO LETTING MAYO go til after school! Best is a school where they can fridge bags all day! Or a fridged lunch box, does that exist?
LAST. GET THREE children's hard wading pools, on three levels, do a fountain and grow your own TILAPIA FISH OR TROUT. FISH FARMING INSTRUCTIONS.
ONE MORE WILD IDEA - FISH TACOS, a GUERILLA CAPITALIST BUSINESS. PIRATE ROACH-COACH .. park a new place every day, use TWITTER to inform your audience where you are.
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