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Mortgages and eating Cats after the Economic Collapse
Ferfal Blog Spot ^ | 3/26/14 | Ferfal

Posted on 03/26/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT by Kartographer

The word got around that cat didn’t taste that bad and in a matter of weeks you just couldn’t find any more stray cats when just a few months earlier they were all over the city. In the country, kids with slingshots and air rifles would go bird hunting so as to bring something home to throw in the pot.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: prepparedness; preppers
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1 posted on 03/26/2014 3:45:18 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 03/26/2014 3:45:33 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

It worked in “Book of Eli”.

here kitty kitty


3 posted on 03/26/2014 3:53:21 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

So many cats so few recipes.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 3:57:46 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Kartographer

Along with more recent meltdowns, the Paris Commune is a great cautionary tale (and guide to expedient rations).


5 posted on 03/26/2014 3:58:53 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kartographer

Great article.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 3:58:54 PM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: riverrunner

Cats in the kettle at the Peking Moon...


7 posted on 03/26/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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8 posted on 03/26/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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That’s just wrong... LOL...


9 posted on 03/26/2014 4:03:03 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Kartographer

Does it make you feel warm all over in a similar way to eating dog?


10 posted on 03/26/2014 4:04:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: JoeProBono

An open-cat-face sandwich!


11 posted on 03/26/2014 4:04:58 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if Obongo has any good”Dog Recipes”he’d like to spread around?


12 posted on 03/26/2014 4:07:04 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Kartographer
My late Dad told me about shooting pigeons off the telephone wire with a shotgun for his family's supper during the Great Depression. "The good thing about a telephone wire," he said, "is that it lines them up." He forgot to mention how the telephone company felt about it.
13 posted on 03/26/2014 4:07:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Kartographer; blam; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; Lazamataz; null and void

14 posted on 03/26/2014 4:09:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Kartographer

Tastes like chicken.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 4:12:48 PM PDT by webheart (Watch out for the bots! They will disagree with you!)
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To: riverrunner

http://catrecipes.com/


16 posted on 03/26/2014 4:13:34 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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17 posted on 03/26/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Do not click this link.
http://catrecipes.com/pekingmoon.html


18 posted on 03/26/2014 4:15:39 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Kartographer

I used to know a woman, a Japanese war bride, who was still very upset (decades later) about the sudden disappearance of her pet dog when she was a child. Seems the Korean family next door was a little hungry....


19 posted on 03/26/2014 4:15:53 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Kartographer
There is a computer game called "Dwarf Fortress" that is fairly popular. The graphics are a throwback to old DOS-era ASCII games, but the gameplay is a very complex sandbox-type game where you start with a few settlers and limited supplies in a wilderness location and have to choose from different survival strategies.

So, you can try to farm, hunt, fish, raise your usual domestic animals, or try to mine and build valuable crafts that you can trade for food when caravans come along. However, some enterprising players discovered a trick: cats were very cheap to bring along as starting pets for your settlers, and if you brought at least one male and one female, they would breed like crazy, and you could easily confine them to a safe place in your fortress, unlike the game animals and fish wandering in the dangerous outdoors. You could also butcher cats and get meat, hides, bones, and all the products you would from wild animals, plus your dwarves wouldn't care about eating catmeat, as long as you didn't kill their personal cat.

So it's now one of the "winning strategies" in the game to just bring some cats with and breed them for your food needs, freeing you up to spend time worrying about the other aspects of survival. There's even fan-art depicting the "cat butchering" strategy:


20 posted on 03/26/2014 4:15:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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