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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Default Food sources....are you involved

Are you involved in your food source? Do you care about what you and your family eat? Do you have a garden, garden plot in the city, apartment balcony garden?
Involved in your protein source? Dare I mention the 'H' word......hunt? Let Safeway do the 'hunting' for you?
I suspect that many members here are 'town people' .......unable to be involved in what you eat........
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 09:55 AM
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I happen to be a big fan of societal division of labour. Other people with the skills to do so make food; I pay them money so I can then eat the food.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish here with your insinuation?
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We had a garden for many years but gave it up when we realized we could BUY the food (in season) for less than it cost us to grow - in terms of time/labour etc.

Canned/"instant" food for emergencies, otherwise we cook from scratch 90% of the time. Use to hunt...don't anymore (time constraints), fish occasionally (although not part of the Vedder/Fraser crowd), pick wild shrooms, asparagus, berries etc.
Like to make big batches and freeze/dehydrate/can as required.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like you are involved Shadow. Have also found it very convenient and affordable to buy the local produce, and support the area farmers. Had a moose roast with local spuds, and a great garden salad for supper tonight. First moose meal of the season. Nice to share with family and friends....... we live in the land of plenty!
Happy trails.......
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2013, 10:11 PM
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That's nice Peddle that you hunt and kill wild game (at least I'm assuming you do that). I used to do a fair bit of hunting myself; some big game but mostly ducks as that what was plenty around my parts. I gut-shot a nice buck once, tracked him but never found him. I gave up big game hunting after that.
Presently my involvement in the food chain is to transport groceries from central warehousing for a large local foodchain to stores in the interior.
Based on your OP though you seem to be trolling yet again.
Enjoy your moose.
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