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Old 03-17-2011, 09:53 AM
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Wow! 70 calories is NOT bad for that little mud bug, especially if you can trap them! Now, that stat says "farmed" but if you can find a decent sized crayfish or a ton of any of them, not bad at all.
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Wow! 70 calories is NOT bad for that little mud bug, especially if you can trap them! Now, that stat says "farmed" but if you can find a decent sized crayfish or a ton of any of them, not bad at all.
I thought it was quite a good site, Iv bookmarked it! Searched for a few "local" saltwater fish that lives around where I live! Pretty good nutrican! Now I have to find a carbohydrate source!

If you just search for " crayfish " again you will find options for Wild and Farmed. Raw & cooked!

Also show the vitamin and mineral content! Good to know aswell!
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I thought it was quite a good site, Iv bookmarked it! Searched for a few "local" saltwater fish that lives around where I live! Pretty good nutrican! Now I have to find a carbohydrate source!

If you just search for " crayfish " again you will find options for Wild and Farmed. Raw & cooked!

Also show the vitamin and mineral content! Good to know aswell!
Carbs? What part of the world are you located?
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Carbs? What part of the world are you located?
South west coast of Norway.

I have a question:

Seaweed, eatable?
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Yeah, I've been to all the online nutrition sites, and all of them say the portion size is "3oz". Now, is that the whole bug, including the indigestible chitin? Is that just the tail meat? Does that include the fat in the head?

...These are the specifics that I can't find any information on.
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South west coast of Norway.

I have a question:

Seaweed, eatable?
Most seaweed is absolutely edible. In fact, Rhodophyta is used in a staggering ammount of commercial food products. Sometimes the phyla are hard to distinguish, but most often I think I'm eating Chlorophyta. Obviously, they're not very high in calories, but they're a nutritionally dense food that adds a nice salty flavor to whatever you're cookin'! Here's an excellent peer reviewed article I found by googling "Chlorophyta edible."

http://fspublishers.org/ijab/past-is...13_NO_2/27.pdf

There are comparitively few seaweed species that you cannot eat. The only information I've ever recieved on it is that, if it tastes sour or bitter, don't eat it. I'm not saying it doesn't have any, but I've never heard of any poisonous look-alikes for seaweed, either.

It's good stuff!
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Since i've never been a fisherman, I have one.

What's the best setup for an unattended fishing line using the most basic items(hook, line, bait)?

For instance, if I wanted to set a line real quick while I worked on my shelter and fire, or if I wanted to set it overnight.
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Since i've never been a fisherman, I have one.

What's the best setup for an unattended fishing line using the most basic items(hook, line, bait)?

For instance, if I wanted to set a line real quick while I worked on my shelter and fire, or if I wanted to set it overnight.



There are a few variations that you can use on this. But basically it is a multi-hook line that you leave unattended and stretched out.
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You may also want to add a float in the center to provide more resistance to a struggling fish. Remember fish will almost always come up to get food but seldom go down.
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Glad to see so many people helping out and answering questions! Keep 'em coming!
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My bushcraft question is:

...How many calories are there in an average sized crayfish? No, seriously, I can't find consistent information on this ANYWHERE.
70
http://www.livestrong.com/thedailypl...rawfish-tails/

http://www.ichange.com/nutrition/item/id/93928

These are saying specifically for the tail. So, there you go buddy! I know you were having a hard time with finding it.
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South west coast of Norway.

I have a question:

Seaweed, eatable?
http://www.wildmanwildfood.com/pages/seaweeds.html





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What is the best way to sharpen a knife if you have no sharpener?
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Sorry to be-labor the question, but, how do you know a palmetto is a saw palmetto? --And exactly which part is edible --the root? --or what?
Also, how do you identify sphagnum moss? Color?, texture? location? etc.
We have hogs here wherever you find palmetto, shoot hog, wrap meat in palmetto leaves and bake under coals, place meat between palmetto leaves when smoking/drying,
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What is the best way to sharpen a knife if you have no sharpener?
Find a hard stone and hit it with another hard stone to break it open,this should give you a flat surface,wet said stone and sharpen knife.

If you wear a leather belt then you can also strop your knife,I do 25 alternative strokes per side like your stropping a cut throat razor.
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We have hogs here wherever you find palmetto, shoot hog, wrap meat in palmetto leaves and bake under coals, place meat between palmetto leaves when smoking/drying,
Sounds very tasty
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My bushcraft question is:

...How many calories are there in an average sized crayfish? No, seriously, I can't find consistent information on this ANYWHERE.
This is a hard question to answer,Im guessing that the smaller the crayfish the smaller the calorie intake and the larger the crayfish the large the calorie intake.

How long is a piece of string comes to mind ?
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This will be a safe place to ask questions, none too big, too small. None too "obvious" --as something plain as day to an old timer may be new and foreign to a newbie!
Isn't that the purpose of this entire forum??
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Isn't that the purpose of this entire forum??
Yeah but the funny thing is this thread has been more interesting and informative than many of the posts in this sub forum of late
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so this kind of is/isnt a bushcraft question.
i picked up a mil surp wool blanket for one of my kits and it smelt horrbily of moth balls and old mil surp stuff. i washed it and it seems like it made it worse and now my freaking wash room smells like it too. wtfx?
anyone have this problem before
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