Skip to comments.Mortgages and eating Cats after the Economic Collapse
Posted on 03/26/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT by Kartographer
The word got around that cat didnt taste that bad and in a matter of weeks you just couldnt 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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It worked in “Book of Eli”.
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So many cats so few recipes.
Along with more recent meltdowns, the Paris Commune is a great cautionary tale (and guide to expedient rations).
Cats in the kettle at the Peking Moon...
That’s just wrong... LOL...
Does it make you feel warm all over in a similar way to eating dog?
An open-cat-face sandwich!
I wonder if Obongo has any good”Dog Recipes”he’d like to spread around?
Tastes like chicken.
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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....
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:
Must be a slow news day.
I will eat my liberal neighbors before I eat cats and dogs.
General Tso’s kitten
I once ran across a recipe card with a collection of cat recipes; one was “Kit an’ Canary Casserole”.
You might as well eat poison.
If I had a pond I’d like to find a good recipe for swan before the interwebs go down. :)
I’m not sure what you are referring to. Would you be willing to amplify your remarks? How is the Paris Commune a cautionary tale?
I’ve found the condor recipe works great for swan.
I have had a compulsion the past few days to stock up on boxed Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Cheese will be difficult to have in a SHTF situation and the powdered cheese in Kraft IS cheese and tastes like cheese. But, even more than that, I saw a bunch of recipes a couple of days ago using Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with other foods in it making it a more tasty dish. I keep thinking about that, copied some of those recipes and next time I go to grocery, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is going in my basket. I have a few boxes and that is not enough.
If Kroger has their own brand of that, it will likely be cheaper and I’ll get their brand. Plus, I always pick up some kind of canned meat every trip. I’ll have canned veggies, dehydrated veggies to add to that or hopefully have some fresh veggies out of my garden to add to it.
Boxes of macaroni and cheese, here I come - now, don’t all of you go to grocery and buy it all before I get there. AND, don’t tell me cheese in the box isn’t great quality cheese - I DON’T CARE, IT IS CHEESE and that is PASTA in there and it is FOOD and will be better food with veggies and/or meat in it.
AND IT DOESN’T HAVE CAT OR DOG OR RAT IN IT. How much would a box of macaroni and cheese be worth in these countries where people can’t get food?
Cat. The other white meat.
Heck, where I live, the deer are more plentiful than cats. I could hunt them with a claw hammer. Food in one hand and hammer in the other. When they start eating, WHACK and off to the side of the house.
Of the perils of being in a urban area when all the outside support is cut off.
Cat. It’s what’s for dinner.
my animals will eat before I do, and they will be protected.
Ahhh! OK Thanks.
NO cats eaten! Lots of canned chicken and tuna available. I have never eaten one of the small Hormel meat meals but they have been recommended too.( might be microwave?)
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Well said. Extra food and well rotated here!
“I like those other macaroni mixes too. Linguine with broccoli and white cheese sauce, shell macaroni with herbs etc. Under 1$ pouches solve another storage problem too.”
Yes, those are good for one or two people, and cheap and don’t take much storage room. I need to get more of those. Thanks for the reminder.
Our Country Mart has their brand at $1/3 boxes. They also have sales of 4 boxes for a buck. I pick up some of those now and then, I have a whole bunch of recipes that I can use for those.
During the lean years we used to eat these a lot. Now we don’t use them so much, but they do give you a quick meal with lots of carb satisfaction if not so much nutritional.
Adding a little meat, tomatoes, and fresh veggies makes a nice filling meal with better nutrition than simply eating the mac and cheese. So I keep some stocked.
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