Survival in the mountains – difficult test. Transitions in the mountains take a lot of effort and energy. Forces need to fill, eat high-calorie food, in decent quantities. However, in the case of food in the mountains of things very hard. Flora and fauna of the mountains, not so rich. And on the highest mountain peaks and did nothing to profit. Today we talk about food in the mountains, when there is no food reserves and have to rely only on what is possible to find or catch.
That get food, should move down from the tops of the mountains to the valleys. Here begins the small wooded areas that promise the chance of finding food. The lower in the valley, the vegetation richer and more diverse, which gives the traveler a hope not only for food, but at a less comfortable rest.
In the mountains, closest to the tops of pine trees usually grow. You can try to get cones cedar or pine nuts, and profit. Also, in the old rotten trunks and stumps can be found insect larvae, which are also suitable for food.
When the forest thickens, as the descent down, you can try to hunt for small and medium game using snares or primitive home-made weapons: a slingshot, bow and arrows, slings, spears. You can catch a hare, ground squirrel, squirrel. Very difficult, but at times, manages to kill mouflon – mountain goat. It is simply chic! Lots of delicious meat and skin to warm clothes.
Further down in the valley you can already count on some plant food. Here there are bodies of water: streams and mountain lakes. In the waters you can try to catch fish.