November 14, 2012
What's the Best Doomsday Food?
By David Draper
If you believe the people’s posts littering my Facebook feed (and it should be noted, I don’t), last week’s election was as much of a harbinger of the End of Times as the Mayan Calendar. Whether that’s true or not, it’s good to be prepared. Over at Buzzfeed, you can find a list of 10 Life Saving Recipes For the End of Days courtesy of the show Doomsday Preppers, which aired its season premiere last night. Many of these recipes call for Spam, instant rice, and, shudder, lentils. I don’t know about you, but spending the rest of my life eating that is my definition of doomsday.
Luckily, as hunters, we have a leg up on the rest of the populace. Not only do we have some good stuff in the freezer that we can cure, dry, smoke, corn, or otherwise preserve, we can also use our skills to harvest fresh meat if need be. (Most folks claim only cockroaches and coyotes will survive the apocalypse, but I’m betting on whitetails to make it through as well, and in any case, if anyone can make a coyote edible, a hunter can.)
In advance of December 21, 2012, I think I’ll make a few extra batches of jerky, just in case, and, along with the goose prosciutto already curing in the fridge, get some corned venison going.
Hey, it’s good to be prepared, and even if we all wake up December 22, at least I’ll have lots of good stuff to eat. How about you? What’s your plan for eating after Armageddon?