Food Preservation

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  1. Eriogonum

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    It appears to me the two biggest obstacles when living in the wild long term, is salt and fat.

    Both are extremely useful in cooking and food preservation, they increase flavor and increase the longevity of preserved foods.

    So, where do you plan on finding fat and salt in the wild?
     
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    I keep salt and a little bottle of oil in my billy bot kit! Lol

    I think we need some more information to engage in this thought experiment.

    Are you trying to emulate a certain time period with you kit and experiences? A certain culture or region of the world.

    Those questions need a bit more framework around them to be answered.

    Ray Mears did a series called “Wild Food” which I enjoy immensely that delves into such things a bit.
     
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    I believe you can get salt from hickory, but not sure of the process. I have plenty of fat to last a while, so that's not a problem.
     
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    Choose any scenario you wish, but the essiantial criteria is you have no salt or fat, Amazon is not delivering, and there is no ther source but what you find in nature.

    Perhaps I posed the question in the wrong sub forum.
     
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    No I think it’s the correct sub forum, but a question without context is hard to answer.

    There are occasionally “what if” scenarios posed here but with at least some parameters other than “Amazon is not delivering”, which is not at all helpful.

    This could be a fun discussion, especially in the winter when many are not getting out as much and spending more time here on the forum.

    Just looking for a framework in which to answer.
     
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    bears and bear blood
     
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    Salt is the harder one. Plenty of fat in most animals .We just tend to not eat those parts .

    Ocean for me.

    It was once a thriving buisness here .

    Last week I spotted a salt vein on a cliff .
     
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    Fat- render from any animal in the wild.
    Salt- boil bark and small limbs from hickory trees then evaporate water.
     
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    For generations, the Masai have been able to furnish their dietary nutritional salt requirements simply by drinking the blood of their cattle.
    So instead of getting rid of all the cows like some are now proposing, we had better make sure that we keep cattle around for many, many years to come.
     
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