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Bush Tucker

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:49 pm

No, i'm not talking about damper, beer battered prawns, or tinned spaghetti, I want to know what I can eat right out of the bush. If one was to find themselves lost, what can you eat? Any reliable books out there? Or websites would be even easier. Its something I'd really like to know. :?

Widgety grubs are about the only thing that pops into my head, and I'm not too sure I could stomach that :lol:
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Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:00 pm

Go to any good bookshop and look at a few books by The Bush Tucker Man himself, Les Hiddens. :grin:

I am looking at going to the Trundle Bush Tucker day in September. http://www.aussiecampovenforum.com/cgi- ... 1169245975 May cook up a storm with quandong pie and Anzac bikkies with wattle seed. ::()


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Postby CCC » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:24 pm

here is a site with some recipes

http://www.benjaminchristie.com/recipes :grin:
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:31 pm

Hmm, whereis.com.au is saying 3:45 from leeton, I might have to check out that Bush tucker day. Wouldn't feel like giving me a lift derek would you? :lol:



Central Coast Campers wrote:here is a site with some recipes

http://www.benjaminchristie.com/recipes


Thanks, that looks interesting but I was looking more for things you can eat directly from the bush, like in a survival situation. But thanks for the link though looks like a good one to keep in the favorites.
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Postby CCC » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:14 am

If your near a creek, yabbies come to mind

Here is another site that has bush tucker plants .... I dont think we can touch the native animals.

:? but I would be careful, Dont wanna go eating the wrong plant and becoming ill... especially in the bush

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bushtucker/index.html

it also links off to other bush tucker sites
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Postby CCC » Wed May 02, 2007 9:58 pm

Here's a book I've come across on ebay


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Book-Bush-Tucker ... dZViewItem

green ants and all lol
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Postby Fonty » Thu May 03, 2007 9:18 am

http://www.amazon.com/SAS-Survival-Hand ... dp/0002171

The SAS Survival Handbook is awesome, I read it from cover to cover many years ago. It goes into what you can eat somewhat but also covers how to test plants for edibility if you get that desparate.

You'd have to be pretty badly lost to be in dire straits though. In spit of the highly publicised daily nutrient intake requirements the human body as with many other animals can stand short fasts extremely well and even extended ones with little difficulty.

I also read elsewhere that grass is the one universal food.. it is everywhere and safe for pretty much any animal to eat. (not sure about those who are appendix-less though) Baby fern frond shoots are edible. In some regions now we have pine nuts that are available at certain times of the year. Field mushrooms, the ones that look exactly like the ones we buy in the supermarket are fine. But remember the warning with mushrooms, don't touch anything you are not absolutely sure of! And don't eat the funny coloured ones! We could survive by foraging out there though it would probably take a life or death situation to get us to try!

The SAS book goes in to methods of trapping if you're interested in eating the wildlife. Also netmaking for catching fish etc. It does come with a warning of a small group of trappers who could find nothing else to eat for 6-9 months from memory but rabbits.. and they died of starvation! Apparently the rabbits were lacking one essential nutrient which was steadily stripped from the body until death occurred. Go figure.

And never stray far from fresh water. :) I've done two survival courses and always wanted to do one that focussed on wild foods. The courses are a real hoot I'd recommend them to anyone and everyone.

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Postby CCC » Thu May 03, 2007 1:47 pm

That site didnt work Andrew - is there another link?
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Postby Fonty » Thu May 03, 2007 7:36 pm

hmm take two.. maybe I missed something in the link the first time...

http://www.amazon.com/SAS-Survival-Hand ... 0002171856

If it still doesn't work it's definately there at Amazon books you might have to do a manual search for it at Amazon.com.
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Postby CCC » Thu May 03, 2007 8:08 pm

:armsup that one worked
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