CATCHING AND COOKING A PIGEON & BUILDING A WILD SHELTER, TOOLS YOU WILL NEED for the APOCALYPSE!

& Top 5 Shelter Building Survival Tools

POSTED BY ANITA SANDS HERNANDEZ
at the SURVIVE THE FUTURE INDEX PAGE

We get a pound of meat at the super, fry it up and are sated. But that's not how it'll be when the Fit hits the Shan. So learn to procure the easy meat. That's not dogs and cats, hello, that's maybe RABBITS, but when was the last time you saw a rabbit cross the boulevard. I did but he loved my feeding him and learned to run joyous circles of greeting around me, making my heart feel the size of the sun. So I wouldn't eat a rabbit But there is one animal that's everywhere


Why is that woman eyeing me like that. Almost a hungry
look in her eye......Cat-like..

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    BELOW THIS PIGEON ARTICLE IS ONE ON MOST NEEDED SURVIVAL TOOLS BUT LET'S PUT PIGEON PIECE FIRST AS YOU  WILL FIRST OF ALL NEED PROTEIN! ARE PARK PIGEONS SAFE TO EAT? THEY'RE SQUAB STUPID!  20$ at LE GAI PAREE BISTRO!!!

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http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/823571

TRAPPING PARK OR WILD PIGEONS
http://www.wildlife-removal.com/pigeon-trapping.html

COOKING PARK PIDGEONS.   BY famed TV. CHEF HUBERT KELLER

I was taking notes while Hubert Keller cooked up a few park pigeons on TV. Apparently there's an online video on it? I can't watch tv on a 20 yr old PC. Don't know if there are viewing charges or what the deal is. U should google his name with SQUAB + RED WINE  + juniper berries and find this fab recipe.

WHAT I THINK I SAW HIM DO: I re-created notes after drowsily watching Keller do the sequence, when what he was doing STUNNED ME AWAKE. He was cooking a friggin' PIGEON! I tried to google check the data but my PC is too old to surf all the marinated squab red wine juniper websites with Hubert Keller's name on them! So here's what I think I saw. He DEBONED the breasts, got the meat off in little pillows. But he left leg quarters whole --with skin on. He did that French thing where they BAKE the bones separately with carrots, onions, potatoes, got a brown cruddy thing, not sure if foil wrapped or open. The vegetables sweat, the bones caramelize making brown gravy with much flavor. French cooks do this with veal and beef bones for other recipes. Julia Child did it all the time, the 'bake the BONES maneuver.'

NOW, the raw meat: He MARINATED the raw legs and breasts in red WINE,(none available, seek out berries in the wild just smash them all over the bird. Best is some juniper berries, garlic along with the berries. Lightly fry mushrooms that you find out in forest wi. garlic,  onion and when finished, add some of the marinade or berries. Make a bread stuffing in the food processor,  stale bread, some marinade, the vegetables that you browned minus the bones (those you give to the possum in yard at 9 pm as next year you'll be getting a recipe FOR POSSUM MEATLOAF from me. Oh and remove the juniper berries TOO! Now, for a fine stuffing, add an egg, correct seasoning,  and add more wine marinade to the stuffing. Makes a red mush. Hubert Keller sets that mush in the wrapper, he uses a net of cold fat looks like white lace.......but being squeamish and supposedly we are IN THE WILD, I'd use wilted leaves like chard or cabbage,  (blanched to soften) So lay out the leaves, put down a large tbsp of mushy stuffing,  flatten it  lay a squab breast and leg on the stuffing, now add 2 cooked mushroom tops go over the meat add more stuffing on top. Like a pie. Seal the two layers so juice stays in --WRAP it with thread. My mom used sewing thread around cabbage to keep it round/shut. IF COLD FAT NET whatever THAT THING WAS, it seals perfectly and you can fry it sealed. BUT if cabbage, chard, don't fry; braise/steam or bake. Serve with whole, elegantly arranged buttered peas and baby carrots. Cut the stuffed pigeon bundle open. a third of the way IN. Serve slightly agape. Serve ROSE or RED wine, and who cares that you found it in a PARK?   Don't ask don't tell.

WOW TOTAL WOW! I say it's squab and I'm sticking to my story! signed Poster, ANITA SANDS HERNANDEZ astrology at earthlink dot net.

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THE  FIVE TOP SURVIVAL TOOLS FOR HARD TIMES (ammo mag)

We spend so much time inside climate controlled houses, shopping malls and workplaces that we forget our lives are possible only within the span of 9 degrees.

From 95°F up to 104° F is the very narrow range of internal body temperatures we can withstand before we get into serious, life-threatening trouble.

That’s why every survival expert puts shelter at the very top of the list to make it through any emergency. If you don’t take shelter, it won’t matter how much other survival gear you might have on hand. The undeniable truth is that without our clothing, tools and technology, we are fragile creatures who can quickly perish because of what might seem like relatively minor changes in weather and temperature.

If your core temperature drops below 95° F – less than 4° below the healthy normal of 98.6° – you slip into hypothermia, which can quickly kill you. The weather doesn’t have to be cold for you to fall victim to hypothermia, either. With just a little bit of a breeze, especially if your skin is already wet with sweat from exertion, or from a tumble into a stream or pond, what feels like a warm day can quickly become a life-threatening situation.

Likewise, overexposure to strong sun and high temperatures can also kill us.
Heat stroke happens when your body temperature rises only about 5.4° to
around 104° F. Heat stroke can kill us even more rapidly than hypothermia.

Having a few shelter-building tools on hand can help you protect yourself
against both hypothermia and heat stroke. I’ve compiled a list, and arranged
them in ascending order. I’m assuming that you already have proper clothing
for whatever outdoor activity you’re engaging in. I’m also assuming that you
already slipped a cigarette lighter or waterproof matches or some other
fire-making tool into your pocket or pack, (if not read my “Top 5 Fire
Making Survival Tools”) and have made some provision for drinking water.(if
not read my “Top Five Survival Water Filters“)

But here is my list of Top 5 Shelter Building Tools.

#5) Folding Shovel

Folding shovels ( goo.gl/SZnWbQ ) are wonderful pieces of kit for surviving
in the field. There are reasons why militaries have issued shovels to troops
for literally thousands of years, going back to the Romans. Workable folding
shovels – or entrenching tools – have been available since around WWI.

For outdoor survival, a packable, light-but strong-shovel is incredibly
versatile. If you’re in deep snow, such a tool can help you dig a snow cave,
or snow shelter around the base of an evergreen tree. In a hot dry
environment, it can help you dig a depression to get out of the sun and
wind, maybe even find water beneath a dry streambed.

With a small shovel, you can reconfigure the dirt floor of your shelter into
a comfy bed, dig a fire pit, or a sanitary latrine. You can solve drainage
problems, kill snakes, even cut small brush and bushes with a sturdy shovel.

A good friend of mine who’s an Eagle Scout likes to say, “If you’ve got a
shovel, you’ve got civilization.”

Be sure to get a good, high-quality shovel. Another friend of mine once
bought a cheap one from an online retailer. The very first time we took it
into the field, and tried to dig worms for fish bait underneath an old cow
patty, that cheap shovel folded up like a foil gum wrapper. Good thing we
weren’t in a real emergency situation with that piece of junk.

Gerber Legendary Blades – E Tool (Shovel) With Pick: http://goo.gl/SZnWbQ

#4) Tomahawk or Hatchet with Hammer Poll

Tomahawks or hatchets are also incredible survival tools. They pack a lot of
power into a relatively small package that you can wear on your belt, tie to
your pack, or easily carry around in your hand. The sharp edge of the
hatchet combines with the length of the handle and the weight of the metal
head to give you great cutting and striking power. Such tools make it easy
to cut poles and stakes for shelter building. If you get a tomahawk or a
hatchet with a hammer poll on the back side, you can easily drive stakes
into the ground to secure tents, or the edges of your lean-to.

Evergreen boughs instantly become the thatching for a lean-to. You can
easily chop firewood. It’s also a good self defense tool. You can use such a
tool to cut brush, clear a trail, mark trees to help searchers find you,
clean game and break down animals the size of deer into manageable pieces.
Like a folding shovel, the uses of a hammer poll tomahawk or hatchet are
almost limitless. GOOGLE Wetterlings Expedition Hatchet

#3) Knife.

You should never leave the house without a knife and a way to make fire. If
you’re depending on the knife to potentially save your life in a survival
situation, make sure you pick a good quality blade. Look at a lock blade
knife like the Spyderco Endura 4 Wave Plain Edge Folding Knife (
tiny.cc/vbynmx ), or fixed blade knife like the Rothco G.I. Pilots Survival
Knife ( tiny.cc/s7xnm) that come with good sheaths.

Knives are probably humanity’s oldest tool, starting with a sharp flake of
flint, obsidian or some similar stone. A good knife offers a lot of the same
versatility as a hatchet, but in a smaller, more-controllable package. While
the hatchet will split wood more easily, you can actually split small logs
with a knife using a technique called “batoning.” You get the edge into the
small log, and use another chunk of wood – the baton – to beat the blade
down the length of the piece of wood you’re trying to split.

You can do so many things with a good knife, that there’s just no excuse for
not having one on you all the time. If you’re serious about being prepared,
you’ll probably have several knives with you, in your pockets, in your
packs, glove compartments and bugout bags. If you decide to not have a
folding shovel and a hatchet, at least make sure you have a knife.

Rothco G.I. Pilots Survival Knife: http://tiny.cc/s7xnmx

#2) String.

You can find lots of survival and primitive skills classes that will teach
you traditional, ancient methods for making cordage. It’s a great skill to
have. But modern cordage is so abundant and easy to get that there’s really
no excuse for not having at least a hundred feet or so in your gear. If you
don’t have a shovel or hatchet, or even somehow forgot to bring along a
knife, you can still make a shelter with enough good string or cordage.

Run a length of string between two trees, and then drape a sheet of plastic
over it and you’ve got an instant shelter. If you don’t have a piece of
plastic or tarp, lean sticks against the line to form a structure Just about
any string strong enough to support the weight will work. Heavy test
monofilament fishing line ( tiny.cc/oeynmx ), 550 Para cord (
goo.gl/QhscOk ) , even a package of cheap nylon rope ( tiny.cc/flynmx )
from a big-box store can become the central support for an instant shelter.

If you have more time, or brought some of those other tools with you, you
can lash lengths of wood together to make a more solid frame structure.

Voo Doo Tactical 550 50 Foot Paracord: http://goo.gl/QhscOk

#1) Military Poncho or Tarp

Even if you don’t have a shovel or a hatchet, forgot your knife and didn’t
bring any string, if you have a military surplus poncho ( tiny.cc/vzynmx )
or a tarp ( tiny.cc/g1ynmx ) , you still have shelter. Many military surplus
ponchos were designed as shelter halves, and have reinforced grommets made
to accept tie downs or small stakes to secure them in place. Tarps also
usually have reinforced grommets for tie-downs and work great as a tent or
screen. Both ponchos and tarps also function as ground covers to insulate
you against cold wet earth.

If all you can do is find a spot where you can lay one piece of dead wood
between the branches of adjoining bushes, drape your poncho or tarp over it,
stake down the edges with other sticks or even heavy rocks, and you’ve got
shelter. If you can’t do that, just wrap the poncho or tarp around you for
wearable shelter. If you buy a military surplus poncho, try to also get a
poncho liner to go with it. Poncho liners ( tiny.cc/n4ynmx ), sometimes
called woobie blankets, add a layer of efficient insulation and padding, and
really improve the heat-holding abilities. A poncho plus a woobie makes a
very workable improvised sleeping blanket or bedroll. You can buy
specialized survival tarps like the Sport Utility Blanket ( goo.gl/5f8LMP )
at Brownells, or even pack some heavy-duty trashbags in your kit to help you
retain heat better.

Adventure Medical Kits – Sol Sport Utility Blanket: http://goo.gl/5f8LMP

It Can Save Your Life

We’ve all probably heard that it takes about 40 days to starve without food,
and that we can live only about three days without any water. But just
getting too hot or too cold can kill us within minutes, long before we’d
have time to feel hunger or thirst. Having the knowledge and the tools to
protect yourself against heat and cold is an absolute requirement if you
plan to survive any sort of emergency. "  FROM

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/09/top-5-shelter-building-survival-tools/#axzz3ECBDWZc2
Thomas Conroy is a writer and firearms aficionado who lives in the Midwest.

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