Slugs, snails, crickets oh my! Join Miles Olson as he shares the ins and outs of gathering edible bugs for food.
By Miles Olson
A Handful of Edible Insects
Where I live there are definitely edible insects, but not in the same variation and abundance as other bioregions. I’ve read accounts of Paiute food gatherers burning a field of grass to expose (and roast) large quantities of grasshoppers, and indigenous Peruvians harvesting large amounts of edible tarantulas (with large, fatty butts) from caves. The insects I mention here are widely distributed, but perhaps where you live there is an abundance of a certain edible species specific to that area? It’s worth looking into.
1. Eating Ants
Ants are the first wild animal I ever killed and ate, at the age of four. Most ant species are edible, their flavor is pleasantly Read more »
Experts: If you’re prepared to deal with zombies, you’re ready for any disaster
From: Mansfield News Journal
You wake up and head to the window to take in the beautiful calm that is Sunday morning. That’s when you notice thick, black smoke billowing from the western city. As you turn on the news to find out what’s happening, a breaking news alert flashes across the screen.
The report says there have been violent riots across the city with heavy casualties. But what’s peculiar about the report is the deceased are coming back to life and attacking the living, and maybe even eating them.
Then it hits you. The Zombie Apocalypse is here. Read more »
By Nick Logan Global News
VANCOUVER – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has struck in the same region as Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The earthquake hit Friday morning at about 2:25 a.m. local time, centred 20 kilometres west of the city of Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture.
The town is just 50 kilometres south of the area where four reactors at theFukushima Dai-ichi plant were destroyed in the 2011 tsunami, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
The U.S Geological Survey recorded the depth of the quake at 22.2 kilometres below the Earth’s surface. Read more »