Hello! This is Rob Raskin of Las Vegas, and today I’d like to talk to you about edible insects. Edible bugs can be the key to survival in a SHTF situation if there is not enough wild game in an area to sustain the population. The truth is, if we want to survive after the worst has happened, we may have no choice but to learn how to eat insects. In many parts of the world, eating bugs is just a part of everyday living. In fact, there are upscale restaurants around the world that offer gourmet insect dishes on their menus.
Which Bugs are Safe to Eat
There are actually benefits to eating insects. These creatures are one of nature’s best sources of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and omega 3’s, and there are more of them than there are of us, making them an ideal addition to your emergency survival menu. Many varieties of ants and worms, such as honeypot ants and agave worms, are perfectly safe for consumption. So are bees, dragonflies, crickets, termites, and many others.
Bugs That are NOT Safe to Eat
Bright colors can be a natural defense because they let predators know that something is toxic. Because of this, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid brightly-colored insects. Hairy bugs and bugs that smell bad are also best to avoid. A slow-moving insect that doesn’t try to move when it sees you is also a bad sign, because it probably knows it has good reason to not be afraid. People with shellfish allergies should also steer clear.
Where to Find Edible Insects
Because insects are so plentiful, they are everywhere. You will find them under rocks and logs, on the leaves of plants, buried in the soil, floating on the surface of water, and in many other locations. A survivalist who can embrace the idea of adding insects to their diet may never go hungry!
Have you ever eaten insects before? Share your stories with me, Rob Raskin, in the comments!
Learn more about the Golden Rule for eating insects here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JwLuR0Vr5U