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How do you hunt for food in a big metro area when you are flat busted?

I saw some pigeons and squirrels in the park downtown but everybody was watching. What green things can you eat? Still have a few dollars left but not much. Slingshot, traps or what? Water supply is okay.

Asked By: tribes - 3/14/2009
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Here's some help from someone who has actually starved in a big metro area... More
Answered By: Sartoris - 3/14/2009
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go to your local library and look up books about edible plants in your area. pigeons are scavenger birds...yuck
Answered By: Charlie79 - 3/14/2009
 
Nasty as it sounds, try dumpster diving behind food stores. They throw away a tremendous amount of food, most of which is perfectly edible.
Answered By: Curt J - 3/14/2009
 
a few bucks? That's enough Wal-Mart Ramen for at least a week! Also, find places that provide free condiments. You can make soup with that water you have plus a little ketchup. Relish is also good enough to eat on it's own.
Answered By: Me M - 3/14/2009
 
Dumpster diving is your only hope, that, and begging for money on the streets.
Answered By: gitrdoneobama - 3/14/2009
 
Go to your nearest food bank. Better hurry though they may dry up because of demand and with Obama's new policy to tax all donations their won't be as many donations.
Answered By: tammy l - 3/14/2009
 
Study the Freeganism movement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeganism
Answered By: Jeff V - 3/14/2009
 
I would think rats would be easier to catch over squirrels, also no one is going to villainize you for killing a rat.
Answered By: Incarcerated Bert - 3/14/2009
 
You can't feed yourself but you can get onto the internet?
Answered By: David C - 3/14/2009
 
Dumpster dive at stores and restaurants.
Answered By: racism is unbecoming - 3/14/2009
 
Stop being so d**n negative. Change your avatar time to good times R now. Look at all you have, count your blessing & help someone & someone is going to help you so it is done unto you as you believe. You have an abundance of food but can't see it cause you are playing teh victim. If you are in a big area there are so... More
Answered By: clear clutter - 3/14/2009
 
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Answered By: Pooh. - 3/14/2009
 
Either find a local soup kitchen where the harsh Christians will make you listen to a prayer and maybe even pretend that you are grateful in exchange for a meal or go dumpster diving... More
Answered By: thorcorn - 3/14/2009
 
Cookie sheet -- chalking... More
Answered By: Trout - 3/14/2009
 
Road-kill stew.
Answered By: ♥ROXXX♥ - 3/14/2009
 
soup kitchens and a place to sleep can be readily found in a metro area. check out salvation army, churches, etc.
Answered By: eir - 3/14/2009
 
You have to adapt and overcome. My first recommendation is to head to a 24 hr laundromat. You can generally remove the agitators without tools. Just unscrew the nut on top, remove the agitator and look underneath. Change left in pockets often collects under the agitators you can pick up 10 to 20 bucks per... More
Answered By: Roadkill - 3/14/2009
 
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