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Offline vesta111

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Re: Community after TSHTF
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2013, 07:12:34 AM »
Eels are better grilled and served over rice (don't forget the sauce).

Story Dad would tell of watching his grandfather skin Eels comes to mind.

We had weirs up here back then, nets tied up in river.  Tide comes in to cover the nets, tides go out all kinds of fish and Eels were trapped in the nets.   Men and boys would walk across the mud flats to collect what ever was caught and often caught Lamrey Eels , those nasty fish with a sucker mouth full of teeth.

Dads grandfather would bring in a bucket of them things, put on an apron of canvas and procede to butcher them.  Sitting on a stool he would grad the Eel by the Neck and hold the squirming beast between his knees and cut off its head, then peel off the skin like a woman removes her pantie hoes.    As the peeling went on blood flew everywhere those suckers have a lot of blood.

 Mean while Grandma was in the kitchen heating up a large castiron   skillet to super hot and she would throw a couple in the pan and cover it as those fish would, even dead thrash about quite smartly. 

When the SHTF we are going to have to go back in time of our ancestors and relearn how to survive and the most necessary things they used to do so.    Castiron is indispensable,  Needles and thread, knives, buttons,
Shears, an ax, and rope.     

Anyone know how to milk a cow or goat, pluck a chicken, build a wind break, make a snow cave ?

Comunication methods will be interesting,


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Re: Community after TSHTF
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2013, 07:16:54 AM »
Eels are better grilled and served over rice (don't forget the sauce).

I had a bad experience with eels in Japan.



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Re: Community after TSHTF
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2014, 01:12:27 AM »
Not too nuts about the kibbutz idea (And is that different from Joooos anyway?) as it's basically the kind of Socialist arrangement along Marxist lines that failed again and again here in the 18th and 19th Centuries.  It worked as well as it did in Israel because of the religious and political zeal involved and infusions of cash from Jews and Christians around the world.

I'd rather have a community of freeholders/homesteaders, able to own private property beyond what they can put in a footlocker or sea bag, in touch with each other and contributing their own special skills and gear as partners rather than proles.

That is kinda where I'm at too.

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Re: Community after TSHTF
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2014, 09:22:57 PM »
I had a bad experience with eels in Japan.



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