Friday, June 10, 2011

Survival Semantics - Food for Thought

While many survival sayings refer to attitudes and mindset, some sayings have a very direct relation to our survival. Anyone can cross certain boundaries when faced with the critical decisions in a survival situation. It is important to remember that some boundaries serve a definitive purpose for our survival and violating these boundaries can have deadly consequences.

Hunger can be a simple but very real threat to your survival. It is an almost automatic response of our bodies. When we feel hungry, we eat. We do this without giving much thought to our food or how we would satisfy this need if situations were to change.

We sometimes eat to excess without any real need but merely because it is there. The problem arises when it is not there. We will still get hungry and we will still need to eat but it may have to be at a vastly different level than that which we are accustomed to doing.

Having a long term food storage program is one of the best solutions to this problem. A long term food storage program can also create problems of its own. This is the problem of food that has gone bad and is no longer useful or safe to consume. In a survival situation where resources may be limited, this can be a dangerous problem for survival. We have a tendency not to waste our resources and often take chances by doing things we shouldn’t.

Whether you are facing a real survival situation or just struggling with surviving on a day to day basis, there is a simple saying that relates to the safe use of food to prevent it from becoming what may be a serious threat to your survival.

When in doubt, throw it out!

Got food for thought?

Staying above the water line!



Diggity Dog said...

Good advice. Throw it out or feed it to the dog. I used to exercise poor decisions due to being lazy and not story recently cooked food quickly. After a few cases of food poisoning though I've learned my lesson.

riverwalker said...

To: Diggity Dog

Left overs are a common way for people to experience food poisoning or at a minimum...serious stomach and intestinal problems.

It may seem wasteful but if there is even the slightest possible that it may make you sick...the questionable food item should be disposed of immediately.

Even if your food resources are in short supply, it's better to be hungry for a while than to be "sick" and hungry.



Related Posts with Thumbnails