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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Be an Urban Survivalist! Reply with quote

Interesting article in Detroit News about how one man is coping with hard times...

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090402/METRO08/904020395

Don't miss the video! I tried the recepie and it was really.... (funny to watch the reporter nearly gag and chug down a full glass of wine).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOY HOWDY, THAT IS SOME *darn* FINE EATS. THAT GUY HAS IT DOWN, I HAVE HAD COON ONCE, IT WAS NOT GOOD, VERY GAMEEEEE. THANKS CONIS FOR THE VIDEO, I ENJOYED IT. BEING FROM KINGSLEY AND SUCH, I HAVE SAMPLED MANY FINE MEALS. AS I HAVE HEARD ONCE FROM A VERY SMART MAN, ( THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL GODS CREATURES, RIGHT NEXT TO THE MASHED POTATOES),
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DARN
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DID NOT LIKE WILD BORE MUCH EITHER!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YUK!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: i Reply with quote

I agree .. YUCK !! double YUCK !!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say Triple YUK!!!

Don't coons eat garbage? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squeaky wrote:
I say Triple YUK!!!

Don't coons eat garbage? Very Happy


Define garbage. The big $$$ processed foods at Kroger are garbage. The coons only get the leftovers. So I guess the answer would mostly be yes.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:57 am    Post subject: Survivin Reply with quote

He is surviving and making a little money in Detroit of all places. I give him a lot of credit.

He is in a financial position where coon hunting/eating makes sense. Whereas, there are many of us who are in a finacial position to make fun of him. If you were in his position you would be a little more tolerent of what he does.

I'm being serious here because I recall eating coon one summer, 1959. My dad had lost his job about a year earlier. He made $350 in an entire year and had many mouths to feed. We ate it and did not complain.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you were in his position you would be a little more tolerent of what he does.


That's exactly right. Coons and other wild game are a resource... and probably a hell of a lot healthier for you than hormone injected commercially raised poultry, pork or beef. Swine flu comes from sick pigs.

I have never eaten a coon but that isn't to say I couldn't if I were hungry enough. I am sure they can be prepared "properly" as any wild game and a taste aquired. People eat some really "wild" stuff which some cultures might find repulsive while others (ours) consider a delicacy. Like cheese. Regardless, it beats welfare and food stamps.

My poor winter was '77. I learned how to bake bread and ate a lot of rabbit salad sandwiches and canned venison. I could do it again if I had to. I still prefer game over commercial meat. At least you know what you are eating.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIGHT ON CONIS, I WOULD DO WHAT I HAD 2, EAT WHAT I HAD 2.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must of missed the coon.. Sounds good compared to the muskrat I remember.. I remember Mom telling me it tastes better than it smells cooking.. LOL!! If I remember right, she didn't convince me! LOL!! I like squirrel and remember being leary of the big old turtle that tastes like chicken! Very Happy Yep, survival and it's lessons are great character builders.. More kids should know it intimately..
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: I Reply with quote

If we are not raised on coon or any other meat that was mentioned here then our feelings of "yuck" is all in our mind ...
Its all what we are used too..
If I drell on eating chicken ..I soon think its not such a great thing to eat either !
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True. Survival is one thing, but I think I would go vegetarian. Smile

Do coons eat vegetables? Like things from your gardens, etc.?
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coons are omnivores. They will eat about anything which is why they are so adaptable. They prefer nuts like acorns... If it is food, they will eat it.

I am French Canadian by descent. My Grandmother moved to River Rouge when she was 15, around 1903. Her favorite meal was muskrat (boiled with onions). As a little kid, visiting "Mimi" I ate muskrat all the time and lots of other wild-weird stuff she made and never thought anything about it because I didn't know any better. Muskrat is actually very good, at least I think. Rich and very lean/ I have eaten beaver too. Very similar in taste.

Mimi lived to be 103 and Grandpa to 99. They ate real natural food and simply diesd of old age. Not cancer, diabetes or anything else. Fortunately for them, Kroger etal didn't exist back then.

My folks were the same way. Grow it or hunt it.

You are what you eat.

I might however, draw the line at 'possums. But people eat those too. Bear meat is another one. EGADS! (bears are basically huge coons)

Squirrels and Rabbits? Bring em! What a treat!
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Fur Reply with quote

Detroit was established as a fur trading center. Who knows, it may become that again. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was Taken out of a newspaper article - remember, these people walk among us:

To all of you hunters who kill animals for food, shame on you: You ought to go to the store and buy the meat where it is made, where no animals were harmed Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely Ron... We all know that real meat is "made" at Kroger, comes on a styrofoam dish with plastic wrapping ( to prevent customers from sneezing swine flue on it) and some red dye to simulate fresh blood.

DON'T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP IMITATIONS!

Anyone who has ever seen how cattle, pigs or chickens are large-scale "farmed", or been inside a commercial "processing plant", would puke at the sight of "made meat". Not to mention feed?

Out of sight, Out of mind.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Coon Reply with quote

I like eating. It is very fundamental in surviving.

After looking at the Detroit videos where there is nothing but abandoned buildings, I better understand why this guy can trap coons. I bet a good sized rat expands his diet once in awhile. Yep, it tastes like chicken.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: s Reply with quote

Rat !! YUK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this out!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/05/14/food.festivals/index.html?iref=t2test_travelthur
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Spam Reply with quote

Interesting !

However they can have their spam ... I do not like it !


but if it comes to having to eat Spam or Dog food I would eat the spam ....
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spam IS dog food.. processed and made just like it.. Hot dogs too.. Processed left over meat parts.. Even bone.. Shocked Laughing Seriously..
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone who has ever been broke has eaten spam and learned to like it. We ate it all the time on camping trips and never even puked. Sardines, too.

It ain't half bad if you cut it up in thin slices and fry it like bacon. (Sorry it doesn't taste like chicken). Nothing beats a grilled spam and cheese sandwhich on wonderbread. I can just see the grease oozing out now!

Just about alll commercially processed meat falls into the catagory of "dog food" If you have a dog that you don't like, go buy him a T Bone.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

having eaten more than my fair share of oatmeal and powdered eggs and powdered milk out of necessity, spam is like prime rib. Grill it up and spam and cheese is quite palatable.
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