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The more you know the less you have to carry is the way we do it.
Yes, practice does make perfect.
In my humble opinion, a lot of this depends on back woods knowledge plus being in an area that can support you. Lots of areas of our Great Country can not keep you going. Also, will you be the only one hunting? With the small number of game, and fish in my area, if there were just a few doing this, it would be gone fast. But with the knowledge of how to make the best of it, it sure would help one survive.
I HAVE TRAVELED QUITE A BIT IN THE CENTRAL PART OF OUR COUNTRY AND I DONT BELIEVE IVE EVER BEEN ANYWHERE THAT THERE WAS NOT AN ABUNDANCE OF EDIBLE ANIMALS. NOW IM NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD INSTANLY STOOP TO THE LEVEL OF BEAR GRYLLS AND MUNCH DOWN ON WHATEVER ROAD-KILL CARCASS WE COME ACROSS AND IM NOT MUCH ON EATING BUGS. HOWEVER, THIS DOES BRING UP A GOOD POINT. MOST FOLKS THINK OF DEER, RABBITS, SQUIRRELS AND FISH TO BE THE ONLY SOURCE FOR WILD MEAT. THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHER OPTIONS OUT THERE, SOME LESS APPEALING THAN OTHERS. EVN IF YOU DONT RELY ON WILD GAME FOR YOUR SOLE FOOD SOURCES HAVING THE KNOW-HOW TO PUT GOD'S CREATURES ON THE DINNER TABLE WILL HELP EXTEND THE SUPPLIES YOU ALREADY HAVE. NOTHING LIKE FRESH MEAT TO LIVEN UP THE SAME OL' RICE AND BEANS YOUVE BEEN EATING FOR THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS/WEEKS.
Has anyone tryed the 50/80 lb pistol crossbow. With a little practice they are very accurite.
Small light weight and very quite.
Quin,this link is for a CD of edible plant life in Mt. and contains a large amount of info.
Also we have a good discussion on the Mt. page you may like to check out.