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Very Comprehensive Survival Guide

User NBates posted a link to this “Hard Times Survival Site” which at first glance looks like it hasn’t been updated since 1995, but it turns out this site is a pretty comprehensive survival guide with tons of great content, like food supply checklists and efficient recipes for survival meals, and requirements for a permanent home, like this tidbit:

You don’t need to move to the unexplored wilderness in Alaska. You don’t need to move into the heart of the Arizona desert. You just need to relocate to an area that is more lightly populated than a big city. The area you select should meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. It is not on a major freeway or interstate.
  2. It is at least several hundred feet above sea level.
  3. It is surrounded by farm land, dairy cows, and other typical farm livestock such as horses, pigs, sheep, goats, and chickens.
  4. It has a history of good average rainfall (not too much rain or too little rain).
  5. It has a reasonable supply of trees and forest timber land.
  6. It has a few nearby manufacturing facilities of any size.
  7. Its residents still have the right to own firearms to protect themselves.
  8. It has short mild winters.

via alt.survival [Link]

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mmm…rattle snake pasta

Check out rec.food.recipes. Hundreds of recipes including this yummy looking tidbit:

RATTLE SNAKE PASTA

1 pound linguine
8 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups heavy cream
1 red pepper (sliced thin)
2 tablespoons red onion (chopped finely)
2 tablespoons green onion (chopped finely)
1 yellow pepper (sliced thin)
Garlic (to taste)
1 1/2 pounds chicken cut thinly (or cubed)
Cilantro (to taste. Note: I don’t use it cause it over powers so I put in a pinch of dry cilantro mix)
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon red cayenne
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
A couple of splashes of lime juice

I cook the chicken in oil garlic and butter, and then put to the side. I then melt 2 tablespoons of better in the pan over low heat (I do not let it
brown) and add 2 big scoops of flour (also, not let to brown). I work in the rest of the butter and cream then add the cheese and the seasonings.
Then I combine the chicken with the peppers, onions, garlic and lime. I simmer low then cook and add the pasta.

Sadly, no actual rattlesnake, although I bet you could substitute it in for the chicken. It all tastes like chicken anyway right?

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