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Fishing for Preppers

Odds are you have already considered fishing as a means of providing food post SHTF.  I would bet that many of Preppers reading this have some type of fishing equipment incorporated into your bugout bag or long term prepping stock piles.  Unless you plan to bugout or bugin in some of the more arid parts of the world, there is a good chance that you will find yourself surrounded by plenty of surface water and more often than not, that surface water contains fish.  If you have not already done so in your area assessments, take a look at the most likely areas that you plan to bugout to or the area around where you live and scan for surface water.  Along with the many lakes and rivers that you are already aware of, there will also be many small ponds and most of those ponds will be stocked with fish.

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Typically, a pond can provide 200-300 pounds of fish, per acre, per year when properly managed.  Post SHTF, I doubt many ponds will be properly managed but it is reasonable to expect that a typical stocked pond will continue to provide over 100 pounds of fish per year.  It will vary according to the species of fish but on average, one pound of fish provides 400 calories, 6 to 7 grams of fat, 150 to 200 mg Potassium, and 80 to 90 grams of protein.  Streams, rivers, and large lakes will vary on what they provide per acre, but will still remain a resource which you probably can rely on in a long term survival situation to supplement your food supply and daily caloric intake.


As with any other survival technique, there are several means of fishing for preppers which include set hooks, trot lines, net fishing, spear fishing, bow fishing and fish traps.  These methods work, so you can research and determine which option works best for you in your own unique situation.  However, before you go out and test any of these methods, check the local game laws in your area and make certain the technique is legal and you have the proper licenses or permits in hand.  In most States, it is illegal to net or trap freshwater fish but game laws normally do not apply to private ponds if you have the landowner’s permission.

Won't post collapse society be grand? Nobody can tell us how to fish!

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