Rat Snacks as a Post-Doomsday Treat – Makes Me Kinda Hungry

I assume you come to SHTFblog for the TEOTWAWKI unusual. Unorthodox thinking and entertainment for survival samurais (note abandoned “survival ninja” terminology). While material on how to store beans and bullets for 3 lifetimes is useful, writing it bores the living shit right out of me. I’ll read the information when I’m looking for it, but otherwise – entertain me, and if there’s a little information in that entertainment – all the better.

I’ve posted before on eating mice or rats when the chips are down, most notably my trap design for catching good eats. This recent news article has spurred me to write again on the beauty and sweetness of vermin treats.

Now it appears the Indian government is at least reading and following SHTFblog’s wisdom (lol). Seriously, scope it: Vijay Prakash, secretary of the state’s welfare department (India) said eating rodents “will help in mitigating the global food crisis. We are sure that it will work wonders. It will save half our grain, and will also reduce villagers’ dependence on food stock.”

His new plan promotes rat munching in homes, streets, restaurants and five-star hotels. Yum! “Rat meat will make up nutrition deficiencies among villagers, since rats are a major source of protein,” he said.


So there you have it. Get a Havahart trap, build my mouse trap bucket, and you’ll secure enough regular sources of fresh protein come TEOTWAWKI that you’ll be able to utilize your TEOTWAWKI grill selling meat for silver coins post-doomsday.

Now if that isn’t useful information, I don’t know what is!

– Ranger Man

BTW: People in Thailand loooove rat meat. Check the article right here. “It’s better than chicken,” one customer said.

8 comments… add one
  • Mama Squirrel August 13, 2008, 5:14 pm

    You do not see the squirrel cowering in the corner, shivering with fear….

  • tweell August 13, 2008, 7:17 pm

    I’ll pass, thanks. My cats and dog ensure that by greedily intercepting any such morsels before I can find them.

  • Mortgageboss August 13, 2008, 8:01 pm

    Anyone remember the movie Free Jack?
    “the secrets in the sauce, you dont just throw boiled rodent on a plate and say red wine or white wine?”

    How about Demolition Man, “rat?, I’m eating a rat burger? Good Rat!”

  • Ghost August 13, 2008, 9:36 pm

    Remember rodents generally carry more diseases and parasites. So handle with care as to avoid fleas and ticks, gut um, and cook medium well to blackened. Then use proper clean up and waste disposal procedures.


  • theotherryan August 14, 2008, 10:03 am

    I would have to be aweful hungry to eat rat.

  • Survival Spot Blog August 14, 2008, 11:04 am

    Yeah good point tweel. Then again you could just let the cats + dogs eat the rats and eat them instead. Btw lol “sexy shtf kitchen” haha so funny…

  • SurvivalTopics.com August 14, 2008, 11:46 am

    Why not? We eat casually eat pig, clams, and other “dirty” living things. When it comes to survival, deep sixing your food prejudices is just plain smart.

  • j.r. guerra in s. tx. August 14, 2008, 12:24 pm

    I believe Harbor Freight can beat that price on a HavaHart (or clone) of it – believe $8 or $9 iirc.

    Time to apply for my ‘Rat On A Stick’ franchise – do you want spicy or extra crispy.


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