Insects and bugs are commonly listed as tasty items on the menu in foreign countries. Yup – over 2 billion people on this earth choose to eat from a large range of 2,000 edible insects species on a regular basis. What we might consider a creepy crawly, when paired with a deep fryer and some seasonings, might be a tasty delicacy to someone else. Beyond their popularity in everyday life, they can serve a crucial role in a survival situation in the back country.
1. Grasshoppers And Crickets
Grasshoppers and crickets are the most consumed insects worldwide and for a good reason. They are abundant, easy to catch and packed full of protein. To catch them, just open you ears and listen for the characteristic chirping. You’ll find grasshoppers most often during the day and crickets at night. Preparing a grasshopper or cricket for consumption is simple. Pull off the legs and antenna as they are a choking hazard and twist to remove the head.