Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but sometimes, in a survival situation, you won’t have any other options. As mentioned above, the most vital nutrition you need is protein and fat, and most insects happen to be rich in both.

You might have to overlook your cultural bias against consuming insects in order to eat them. These insects can be found almost everywhere and are usually easy to catch. You will find them under barks of fallen trees, in shaded moist spots in the forest or in rotten tree logs.

Note that most edible insects can be consumed raw, although boiling and roasting them is far safer. If you can’t get rid of the queasy feeling, cooking them will make it easier to stomach them. Examples of the most common edible insects are ants, worms, grasshoppers, and crickets. Maggots make a tasty meal too.

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