One of the easiest, if not most reliable, way of sourcing calories in a survival environment is fishing. It has the benefit of being a relatively low calorie exercise (as opposed to stocking game, for example) and offers the benefit of allowing you to rest while you catch a meal. In many cases you will be able to kill two birds with one stone and replenish your drinking water supply while simultaneously finding dinner.
There are a million posts out there about how many calories an “average” person needs to eat per day in a survival situation. Well, frankly, I’m not average. I’m 6’4″ tall and consume the “average” amount of calories in a well planned breakfast on a normal day. That being said, we’re going to take a slightly more scientific approach to figuring out how many calories we should be eating per day. Here are a few thoughts first:
So you’ve risen and killed a small furry animal, eh? If so, you may soon learn that you might want to preserve that animal for the future so that you don’t starve in the winter. Now normally we would just throw Bambi in the freezer, but now that the zombies have taken over and the power grid has failed, we’re fresh out of luck. What to do?
Make beef jerky the old fashioned way. That means no electricity, no electric ovens, nada. Here’s how it’s done.