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IF you were to go homeless, what would be the best nutritious but cheapest foods to eat?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 05, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Let's say you had one backpack for storing food.
No microwave. No stove. No fire. Trip to the grocery store...what do you get?
Remember, there's only a backpack for storing food.
It has to be dirt cheap, but you want to stay healthy. Is it possible? What would you eat?

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on May 08, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Wayfinder for sure.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 08, 2012
at 01:40 AM

you're funny :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 26, 2012
at 05:32 PM

Did you want "paleo" suggestions or just any suggestions?

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on December 26, 2011
at 04:50 PM

@sean- squirrel meat isn't a joke here in NC either. But in California squirrels carry the PLAGUE, that's right, the bubonic form. I wouldn't dare kill and eat one, no matter how hungry I was.

B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

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on November 07, 2011
at 11:35 AM

Might as well say: Wild meat. Squirrel isn't a joke in my homeland (Louisiana). It's just a another hunting season :)

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on November 07, 2011
at 02:48 AM

Well it's a silly question with arbitrary limitations on the responses possible. And to be honest, small game like pigeons and squirrels could be skinned and dried whole in the sun, technically meeting the "no fire,etc" requirement. It'd also be cheaper and "healthier" and more paleo than almost any other answer posted so far.

8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

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on November 06, 2011
at 10:34 PM

Wild Planet, Vital Choice and Trader Joe's have BPA-free cans.

E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

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on November 06, 2011
at 06:27 PM

Cool. Thanks for the link.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on November 06, 2011
at 04:53 PM

Of course, my answer was off the cuff and somewhat silly, especially given the no fire constraint.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on November 06, 2011
at 09:08 AM

i never throw away food :)

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on November 06, 2011
at 07:45 AM

Good call RN 'coon meat has about 1,000 calories/pound over half of which come from fat. Sounds pretty paleo to me. http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-raccoon-i17182

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on November 06, 2011
at 02:03 AM

If I lived in Northern Cali I would forage for wild mushrooms and sell them. I had a friend who did that and didn't have to work while he was in school because he went mushroom hunting. Here is a link to an instructable by an awesome guy who lives in Cali and harvests his own seaweeds with a paddle board. He has tons of really awesome instructables. http://www.instructables.com/id/Dried-Kelp/

499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

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on November 06, 2011
at 01:38 AM

the dumpster behind the *paleo* restaurant

0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

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on November 06, 2011
at 01:23 AM

It's an inexpensive carb, calorie, and fiber. Everything a growing boy needs... ;)

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on November 06, 2011
at 12:52 AM

if you live in an area with pine trees, you can make tea from the needles to get your vitamin C and Vitamin A intake for cheap

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 05, 2011
at 10:21 PM

Exactly...this is my go to travel food, and I've given out many cans of sardines to grateful hungry folks on the street over the years...

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 05, 2011
at 10:18 PM

Don't forget 'possum and coon!

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on November 05, 2011
at 10:16 PM

gl surviving on small game in an urban area..

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 05, 2011
at 10:06 PM

maj, I'd advise cooking them to well-done before eating. :P

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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on November 05, 2011
at 09:52 PM

Both comments are very true. I just meant that as a species... it's strange to be next to your "natural" food sourceand not even realize it's there for the taking. That could be said about everyone but these people are seriously ill and hungry so when I see potential food scurrying all around them it just stands out to me that our species has this crazy problem. Plus it would help thin out the population of annoying city animals that should be scared of us but instead you have to avoid walking on (e.g. Pigeons)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Hiss! :-)) My kitties don't like this idea.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:15 PM

Sadly, a portion of our homeless are mentally ill but ambulatory. They may not have life skills re: hunting or the ability to acquire them.

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on November 05, 2011
at 08:10 PM

I was going to say squirrels, you beat me to it!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 05, 2011
at 07:18 PM

Find a place with 100% beef patties and order two with cheese. If you had some extra cash.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 05, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Oatmeal. Even though not paleo. Very cheap. eat with some almond butter raw.

E167c0387a5f0b87bb1f2c3e6aec73a8

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on November 05, 2011
at 07:13 PM

or you could but the thing.. anyway, pointless exercise

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on November 05, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Maybe you're joking? You have to dry the meat, grind it, render the fat and mix it. Pemmican mis great travel food. It keeps well. However, it's anything but easy.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on November 05, 2011
at 07:00 PM

Yeah, good point.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I don't even know what it is here, in Serbia. Is it similar to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pihtije ? Contrary to wiki claims, it could be made with hi grade meat.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 05, 2011
at 06:46 PM

Butter is also fairly cheap. During the winter it would keep. 2tbsp per meal is a lot of energy.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 05, 2011
at 06:45 PM

I would consider it. You would have a fire at some point likely and could hard boil a batch and eat them through the day as well

220994a1bcff1923ef0388192bdba8d4

on November 05, 2011
at 06:40 PM

I think the point was to eat them in the store and not pay for them...

220994a1bcff1923ef0388192bdba8d4

on November 05, 2011
at 06:37 PM

easier said than done

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on November 05, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Oops shouldn't have placed a comma between pigeon and eggs. I think he said killing pigeons was illegal but taking their eggs wasn't.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on November 05, 2011
at 06:28 PM

On a serious note, did anyone watch Steven Rinella's show *The Wild Within*. Used to be on the Travel channel, he had an episode where he hunted and gathered in the city limits of San Francisco. Pigeon, eggs, snails and herbs from the park, some kind weird monkey fish, and the main course- roadkill racoon.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:59 PM

If you cannot afford shelter it's probably a good compromise.

Aa5e411ac90ac543cdb7d06a812a908d

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:36 PM

I'm surprised to see beans mentioned, I thought legumes were a big no-no in paleo. And I assumed most people here know and agree with the paleo gospel. (I personally don't really have an opinion about whether legumes are healthy, or "paleo", or not. I'm not trying to argue about anything...)

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:30 PM

What kind of nuts? Some nuts are pretty expensive.

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:29 PM

You can't cook them though. :P Would you eat them raw?

Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:28 PM

What kind of beans?

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:27 PM

Even under dire circumstances?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:17 PM

Pigeons carry many diseases. I know you are not serious but still ...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Pigeons carry many disease.

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on November 05, 2011
at 05:13 PM

not commercial eggs, not even whole food eggs.

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C56baa1b4f39839c018180bf63226f7d

on November 05, 2011
at 05:21 PM

I'd then consider going freegan and eating whatever the grocery store is throwing out, that I don't subsequently have to cook.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on November 05, 2011
at 05:28 PM

This is a fun question but only because it's pretend. My family lived in our car one summer and that wasn't so fun. My dad, bless his heart, would buy huge packages of sandwich cookies and I hate them to this day. We called them "shipping cookies" because he bought them for every long trip since they were dirt cheap.

On the other hand, we roasted hot dogs on long sticks in firepits at the park and I was too young to realize we were desperate so that was great fun.

Now, if I could afford it I would load my backpack with all the things I have to limit because they are too dense--nuts, dried fruit, jerky and meat sticks/sausage, along with some carrots and fruits that can take squeezing such as a grapefruit. I assume I'd spend the day walking around so I could burn up those rich foods.

If I couldn't afford the above I'd have to walk around the supermarket and select foods in a compromise of money vs. paleo vs. weight/volume.

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8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

on November 05, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Canned fish - sardines. This is what I typically eat when I'm out & about & get hungry. A tin is like 99 cents and full of good things (skin and bones). I know there's an issue w/ BPA in most tins, but it's possible to get clean cans.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on November 05, 2011
at 10:21 PM

Exactly...this is my go to travel food, and I've given out many cans of sardines to grateful hungry folks on the street over the years...

8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

(2830)

on November 06, 2011
at 10:34 PM

Wild Planet, Vital Choice and Trader Joe's have BPA-free cans.

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Medium avatar

on November 06, 2011
at 01:11 AM

I think a combination dumpster diving, foraging, buying food from a store and trying to get food from the food bank would sustain you. I'm definitely not above dumpster diving. I think having the tools you need to catch/collect/cook food in your pack would be better than filling the pack with food. I would get a bag of jerky, canned sardines and a jar of coconut oil (or ghee if coconut oil was too expensive) to give me the energy I needed to get my hunt and gather on. Butter, even in winter, might not last in NC due to warmer weather. I think I would try to avoid eating squirrels, pigeons and raccoon because of their diseases and parasites. Here's a quick list of foods off the top of my head I could eat in my area, that I can already easily recognize, gather/catch and know how to prepare. I live in North Carolina.
Spring + Summer:

  • cattail pollen = wild form of flour
  • cattail roots = starch
  • dandylion leaves = roughage
  • clams, bay scallops and oysters
  • blue crab (if i could catch any)
  • fish: mullet, redfish, flounder, carp, bass
  • berries: blackberries, mulberries
  • day lilies
  • pine needle tea (a great source of vitamin C and A)
  • walnuts
  • wild onion

    Fall + Winter

  • cattail roots
  • pine needle tea
  • oysters
  • fish
  • chestnuts
  • pecans
  • acorns

  • Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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    on May 08, 2012
    at 03:51 PM

    Wayfinder for sure.

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    100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:14 PM

    Pigeons and squirrels?

    100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 07:00 PM

    Yeah, good point.

    77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:15 PM

    Pigeons carry many disease.

    34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

    on November 06, 2011
    at 07:45 AM

    Good call RN 'coon meat has about 1,000 calories/pound over half of which come from fat. Sounds pretty paleo to me. http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-raccoon-i17182

    77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:17 PM

    Pigeons carry many diseases. I know you are not serious but still ...

    9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 08:10 PM

    I was going to say squirrels, you beat me to it!

    Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

    on November 05, 2011
    at 10:18 PM

    Don't forget 'possum and coon!

    32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 10:06 PM

    maj, I'd advise cooking them to well-done before eating. :P

    100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 04:53 PM

    Of course, my answer was off the cuff and somewhat silly, especially given the no fire constraint.

    34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

    on November 07, 2011
    at 02:48 AM

    Well it's a silly question with arbitrary limitations on the responses possible. And to be honest, small game like pigeons and squirrels could be skinned and dried whole in the sun, technically meeting the "no fire,etc" requirement. It'd also be cheaper and "healthier" and more paleo than almost any other answer posted so far.

    B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

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    on November 07, 2011
    at 11:35 AM

    Might as well say: Wild meat. Squirrel isn't a joke in my homeland (Louisiana). It's just a another hunting season :)

    Medium avatar

    (2169)

    on December 26, 2011
    at 04:50 PM

    @sean- squirrel meat isn't a joke here in NC either. But in California squirrels carry the PLAGUE, that's right, the bubonic form. I wouldn't dare kill and eat one, no matter how hungry I was.

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    B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 09:13 PM

    the dumpster beside the best steakhouse in town?

    499f188c87c6980742b9ba98caa6f563

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 01:38 AM

    the dumpster behind the *paleo* restaurant

    B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 09:08 AM

    i never throw away food :)

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    22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:33 PM

    I've always said that nuts and nut butter would be my choice in this situation. You get the most bang for your buck when it comes to overall "healthy" calories per serving.

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    34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:07 PM

    Squirrel sashimi.

    34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:30 PM

    Oops shouldn't have placed a comma between pigeon and eggs. I think he said killing pigeons was illegal but taking their eggs wasn't.

    34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:28 PM

    On a serious note, did anyone watch Steven Rinella's show *The Wild Within*. Used to be on the Travel channel, he had an episode where he hunted and gathered in the city limits of San Francisco. Pigeon, eggs, snails and herbs from the park, some kind weird monkey fish, and the main course- roadkill racoon.

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    0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:11 PM

    Beans for certain.

    Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:28 PM

    What kind of beans?

    0a0c8c37d3a56738dc017e4ff09f21ee

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 01:23 AM

    It's an inexpensive carb, calorie, and fiber. Everything a growing boy needs... ;)

    5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:59 PM

    If you cannot afford shelter it's probably a good compromise.

    Aa5e411ac90ac543cdb7d06a812a908d

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:36 PM

    I'm surprised to see beans mentioned, I thought legumes were a big no-no in paleo. And I assumed most people here know and agree with the paleo gospel. (I personally don't really have an opinion about whether legumes are healthy, or "paleo", or not. I'm not trying to argue about anything...)

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    78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

    on May 08, 2012
    at 01:04 AM

    I'm usually a victim of mosquitos, but if I were homeless, I'd be sure it happened the other way around.

    And I'd go on sample Sundays and try to sneakily get more than my fair share of sample cheese, meats and fruit. For free.

    And dude, I wouldn't go to a grocery store. I'd go to a food pantry or soup kitchen.

    1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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    on May 08, 2012
    at 01:40 AM

    you're funny :)

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    Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

    on May 08, 2012
    at 12:32 AM

    I'd go with sardines, apples, canned salmon, canned chicken etc.,

    That would suck BTW.

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    F3583667d653163c121640a015ffa93a

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 05:17 PM

    If you have to eat out of a store, which the original question proposes, and you can't cook anything, then I'd go with a gallon of milk. And if I could afford it, a dozen eggs. Mix and drink. That's two days of food right there. Depends on what you call paleo about the milk, but I would not trust to eat raw meat out of the store (whereas I don't worry too much about eating my own home grown meat raw). I'm not really too concerned about salmonella from store eggs so would eat them raw.

    Fresh vegetables from the store are too expensive unless you find a deal on something on the over age cart some stores have. Foraging would make better sense. If it's winter and you're in the north, then you stick with milk and eggs.

    I would also consider high quality meat based dog food. I don't buy it now so don't know what the prices are, so it might be quite expensive, but it's also probably some of the biggest nutrition bang for your buck since they have to support a lactating bitch by USDA regulations.

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    32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 10:13 PM

    When it comes to cheap, hard to beat rice and beans. Neither are 'kosher' paleo, but both are on the benign end of neolithic foods. Just need a fat source, coconut oil is too expensive. Butter might do it, again, sacrificing a bit of quality (foregoing pastured/organic).

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    93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 08:23 PM

    Kitty cats! Like in Mrs. Lovet's meat pies. Until she met Sweeny and improved the recipe. YUM!

    96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 08:40 PM

    Hiss! :-)) My kitties don't like this idea.

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    C5c3a1fb34a486366e45afbb5eaaca05

    on November 05, 2011
    at 08:18 PM

    I would make fires or make a small camping stove (pretty easy--can be done with a soda can or cat food tin and alcohol fuel is cheap). Then: rice, beans, canned sardines, and whatever vegetables I could scrounge. Eventually, provided my health was good, I'd try and move to a more rural area so I could trap small game without hassle. I definitely wouldn't live in a city. I'd also offer work washing dishes at local churches/restaurants in exchange for a free meal (it worked this summer).

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    E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:13 PM

    I live in San Diego, so I would try to figure out which seaweeds are edible. (I think they all are, but I don't know.) I'd also look into eating mussels and other critters in the tide pools, and maybe try to catch some minnows with some kind of small net. I think there are some edible plants throughout the mountain and canyon areas, so I'd try to figure out what's what in that regard and hone my foraging skills. Maybe also try to catch some rabbits or squirrels if possible ??? though I'd want to figure out how to cook them. And worms. Maybe grasshoppers.

    In terms of what I'd buy from the store, I think eggs are a good choice. No need to cook them. Just crack them open, let the white run through my fingers while snagging the yolk and eat it.

    Beef jerky is unfortunately expensive; some kind of salami might be a better option for meat.

    Fruits and vegetables ??? whatever's on sale. Nuts, too.

    E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 06:27 PM

    Cool. Thanks for the link.

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    on November 06, 2011
    at 02:03 AM

    If I lived in Northern Cali I would forage for wild mushrooms and sell them. I had a friend who did that and didn't have to work while he was in school because he went mushroom hunting. Here is a link to an instructable by an awesome guy who lives in Cali and harvests his own seaweeds with a paddle board. He has tons of really awesome instructables. http://www.instructables.com/id/Dried-Kelp/

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    E167c0387a5f0b87bb1f2c3e6aec73a8

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:37 PM

    easy. pemmican.

    100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 07:02 PM

    Maybe you're joking? You have to dry the meat, grind it, render the fat and mix it. Pemmican mis great travel food. It keeps well. However, it's anything but easy.

    E167c0387a5f0b87bb1f2c3e6aec73a8

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 07:13 PM

    or you could but the thing.. anyway, pointless exercise

    77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:48 PM

    I don't even know what it is here, in Serbia. Is it similar to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pihtije ? Contrary to wiki claims, it could be made with hi grade meat.

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    90f66d30d977b07694403b469b3f85c5

    on September 27, 2012
    at 10:48 AM

    I'd line up for the soup kitchen and ask them if they have any bone broth.

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    866f942561e9e3bd7e71b0f62481031e

    on September 27, 2012
    at 07:47 AM

    I think obviously we are talking a cheap way to eat Paleo.

    Dig for sales and stick with the basics. 50% nuts and fruit of various color, 50% lean meets. Add water and go for as long as you can. I've two months left on a trip before going home. With limited groceries and a little over $100 dollars a day to spend on food, I'll see how low I can go on three day increments once my 5 day supply of groceries are expended. This is nice.

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    1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

    on May 08, 2012
    at 12:55 AM

    This is fun: - various fresh fruit and vegetables. - yogurt - canned fish - mixed nuts

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    5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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    at 05:57 PM

    I always think it's interesting to see homeless people asking for food in a park. We have forgotten how to survive. If I ever was homeless I would hunt small game. Just cook it up and move on. Carry hunting and fire supplies.

    5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 09:52 PM

    Both comments are very true. I just meant that as a species... it's strange to be next to your "natural" food sourceand not even realize it's there for the taking. That could be said about everyone but these people are seriously ill and hungry so when I see potential food scurrying all around them it just stands out to me that our species has this crazy problem. Plus it would help thin out the population of annoying city animals that should be scared of us but instead you have to avoid walking on (e.g. Pigeons)

    E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 10:16 PM

    gl surviving on small game in an urban area..

    220994a1bcff1923ef0388192bdba8d4

    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:37 PM

    easier said than done

    96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 08:15 PM

    Sadly, a portion of our homeless are mentally ill but ambulatory. They may not have life skills re: hunting or the ability to acquire them.

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    1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:09 PM

    One dozen eggs.

    0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

    (4645)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:13 PM

    not commercial eggs, not even whole food eggs.

    1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

    (20378)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 07:18 PM

    Find a place with 100% beef patties and order two with cheese. If you had some extra cash.

    1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

    (20378)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:45 PM

    I would consider it. You would have a fire at some point likely and could hard boil a batch and eat them through the day as well

    1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:46 PM

    Butter is also fairly cheap. During the winter it would keep. 2tbsp per meal is a lot of energy.

    1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

    (20378)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:27 PM

    Even under dire circumstances?

    1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

    (20378)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 07:17 PM

    Oatmeal. Even though not paleo. Very cheap. eat with some almond butter raw.

    Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

    (1725)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:29 PM

    You can't cook them though. :P Would you eat them raw?

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    77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

    (78467)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:11 PM

    Nuts from the store. Its amazingly easy to open bag of nuts in the megashops and eat it there (ah... student times) :) Banana. Yogurt/Milk. Eggs are great, but since homeless, only raw ones are option and on the spot since they are not easy to carry around. Vitamin C powder.

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    (2169)

    on November 06, 2011
    at 12:52 AM

    if you live in an area with pine trees, you can make tea from the needles to get your vitamin C and Vitamin A intake for cheap

    220994a1bcff1923ef0388192bdba8d4

    on November 05, 2011
    at 06:40 PM

    I think the point was to eat them in the store and not pay for them...

    Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

    (1725)

    on November 05, 2011
    at 05:30 PM

    What kind of nuts? Some nuts are pretty expensive.

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