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I have had (prepared for me) rattlesnake and a few other non venomous snakes before, however, I’ve never harvested or prepared them myself.

Is there anything I need to know as far as how to prepare or cook venomous snakes? My region has copperhead, water mocassin, and rattlesnake from what I understand.

My assumption is chop off the head above the poison gland and cooking the rest should be good?

How would I go about knowing where poison gland is?

Thanks for any help.

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This list is geared toward foods that will help you survive a crisis that lasts for extended periods of time. Here are the seven best and cheapest survival rations available at any store.

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Hello! I'm having a LAN at the end of December with a group of friends and several of us are very interested in rations. I was wondering if anyone happened to know where I could go about finding bulk rations from a reliable source for a relatively reasonable amount of money. We have a friend coming who has been through basic for the air force, so I'm sure he would love this as well.

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Last weekend I went down to Houston for post-Harvey flood relief and cleanup, and the direction we received for our teams was to be as self-sustainable as possible with food, water, tools, etc. I don't have a cooler to bring much, so self-heating meals seemed like an attractive option, especially since bringing a camp stove (which I don't have) and boiling water separately isn't an option in the areas we are working both in terms of what we are carrying and setup/prep time.

I bought a few Omeals self-heating meals from REI for last weekend, and they were good but they were only the main course and seemed steep at $10+ each. Unfortunately it's all I could find locally when I got the request to head down on short notice.

To prepare for this and other future weekends down in Houston, any recommendations? I'm basically looking for something similar to an MRE (hopefully with some variety), but I am not above getting regular, military-style MREs since taste isn't as much of a priority as convenience and calories.

I'm not trying to go for food-storage quantities just yet, but buying a smaller bulk quantity (a dozen at a time or so) is fine since I'm a Scoutmaster for a local scout troop so I could easily eat any extras then.

Thank you in advance!

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Hi all,

Long time lurker here, and ready to jump in. I've decided to make an investment this year to make sure my family (all 8 of us) have our basic needs covered for a year.

I need

  • 1 year's worth of food storage for my family of 8. I have storage space that's water proof but not heat insulated. I live in California so things don't get extremely hot or cold.

  • I have a rain-harvesting system that stores 3000 gallons of water.

I would love help figuring out the most straightforward way to purchase the food storage. Also, any insights into what else I should be stocking up on (water filters? toilet paper? what?) would be much appreciated!

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