Have you ever been food shopping and thought the food quality on display was so poor, or the prices so ridiculously high that you should just grow your own? Well, quite often you can grow some veggies in the back garden but when it comes to meat or fish, unless you have a big yard or live in the country you may be somewhat limited.
However, a solution might be to just go and catch your own. Really! Why not do a little investigation and see if there are locations close at hand where you are able to go and catch some food for the dinner table?
If you live close to the ocean or river you may be able to catch some edible fish, crabs, clams or shrimp. If not, perhaps you have a trout farm or other source of fish being bred nearby that will allow you for a small fee to catch your own.
We meet many retired folks in our travels around the country, who live in caravans and fish every day to put food on their table. They love it and manage to keep their shopping bill down quite significantly.
Now you probably won’t, but did you know that you can also catch and eat certain insects? Crickets, grasshoppers, locusts, some caterpillars and even ants are safely eaten by many folks around the world.
We would strongly suggest getting expert advice though before sticking any of those little critters in your mouth!
And of course if you have legal access to some farmland you may also be able to catch some rabbits or other wild game.
Recently I was talking to an old chap who was catching crabs at a river which has a lot of shipping pass through it. I asked if if he was concerned about eating the crabs because of any heavy metals which might be in the water. He just shrugged his shoulders and said it hasn’t killed him yet! Personally, I would have looked elsewhere.
Depending where you live, there may be plenty of food options available and just getting out and about catching them is a great way to breath in fresh air, get some exercise and stay healthy. As long as you know where the food is coming from and are confident that it is a legal and healthy source of food, you can’t go wrong.
So, is catching your own, fresh food an option for you? Let us know what you think.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
Empowering people to live a healthy, active, authentic and fulfilling life.
Adelaide, South Australia.
DISCLAIMER: This article is written for informational purposes only and is based on Christine and Trevor’s own life experiences. No food featured on this site should ever be consumed or handled if known or suspected allergies exist. Nothing featured here should be taken as medical, professional or legal advice. It is always recommended that you consult the appropriate professional before changing any routine or adopting any new procedure.
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