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Old 05-05-2012, 10:49 AM
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How much would you intake a day?
2or3 tsp of coco oil. look into growing pawpaws,very high in a complete protien and fat + vit/min. google it.
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Let's say you built a small cabin in the forest and want to try to feed yourself without buying any food for a prolonged period of time. How would you do that?
Learn to hunt, set traps, dehydrate food, learn the edible greens in your area, get a water filter, and bring in a load of grain and salt.

Forests are too heavily shaded to grow much food. However, there might be game. The grain will tide you over. You can eat the salt and if you set up a salt lick then it might bait in more game. Water can be caught off of the roof.

Edited to add: also bring in fat in the form of shortening or oil. Rabbit is a most excellent and healthy dish but you can NOT live entirely off of rabbit. It is short too many of the things that our bodies need. As PART of a diet it is excellent, but if it is all that you have to eat it will not nourish you. It is especially low in fat, which is why you will need fat. Bears are loaded with fat and deer have enough of it, but you can bag more rabbits than deer!!!!!
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This is how I prep salt. ~$6-7 bucks for 50lbs. You can get blocks with or without iodine, sulphur, and minerals. However, I have not done the medical research about these for humans. The white blocks are pure salt so I can't see how they would be any different for humans.

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In frontier areas in the 1800's people did that all the time... and with varying amounts of success (or no success at all). It sure wouldn't be easy, that's for sure.

It's not something you're going to do in a moment. It's going to take a lot of trial and error. The question is, do you have resources to help you through the "errors"?

You'd have to consider food sources... can you garden now? Do you know how to preserve it? How about heating? Many, many things to consider.
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Let's say you built a small cabin in the forest and want to try to feed yourself without buying any food for a prolonged period of time. How would you do that?
Buy a large supply of food ahead of time. With some planning you could last for several years. Unless you get injured or suffer from some medical/dental situation.

Than again, if you have Fed-EX delivery and the Internet you can get by almost forever. It helps if you started out well to do, but you also might have some income from the Internet, if you can swing it, or some other income like a pension.

You might supplement your supplies (or deliveries) by hunting, gardening , fishing and scrounging. Though you can not count on those for anything but variety.
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Let's say you built a small cabin in the forest and want to try to feed yourself without buying any food for a prolonged period of time. How would you do that?
This is almost impossible these days!!!!

no one can grow, grain, veggies, fruits, meats, fish, cure, can store all of this on their own...not only its too much work for one or two they are specialized skills developed over years of practice.

Your best bet will be to have a community of people with deversed skill sets!!

Good Luck!!!!
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