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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
12-28-2013, 04:24 PM,
#1
Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
Forrest says in "Looking for Lewis And Clark" that porcupine meat tastes like kerosene. I'm watching Alaska the Last Frontier and they just shot and cooked up a porcupine. They claim it is some of the best tasting of all meats. Maybe Forrest and Donnie were just terrible bush cooks.



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12-28-2013, 05:44 PM,
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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
The same animal they did shoot earlier in the story he said he'd rather not talk about? And yeah, at that age I would guess they were pretty bad at camp meat cookin'...sumpin' there?...more confusion?!...LOL... Smile
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12-28-2013, 06:18 PM,
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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC


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<b>Quote from mdavis19 on December 28, 2013, 4:24 pm</b>

Forrest says in "Looking for Lewis And Clark" that porcupine meat tastes like kerosene. I'm watching Alaska the Last Frontier and they just shot and cooked up a porcupine. They claim it is some of the best tasting of all meats. Maybe Forrest and Donnie were just terrible bush cooks.



mdavis19
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I had a theory for that a while back. It didn't seem very important though. I'd always heard it was good.
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12-28-2013, 06:32 PM,
#4
Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
Armadillo? Dont eat that. They carry Hansens disease also known as leprosy.
Shhh they aren't listening.
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12-28-2013, 06:38 PM,
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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
Wouldn't advise sampling possum either, unless you like grease...coon's not bad really, a little dry and stringy if not properly prepared... Smile
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12-28-2013, 09:57 PM,
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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
Porc's are good eatin'! Hell to catch by hand tho...
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12-29-2013, 08:32 AM,
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Porcupine are members of the order rodentia (e.g., rats, chinchilla, guinea pigs, etc.), most of which are edible, and all of which contain a variety of glands that if punctured or not removed when dressing the animal can taint the meat with bad, and sometimes, dangerous, flavors and odors. If you cook any meat over a kerosene-generated flame, it picks up the flavor and odor.
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I guess inexperienced hunters improperly dressing the animal could explain it. There was no mention of a kerosene stove in the chapter. The only fire-making materials he mentions are matches, and the map they burned. The photos show the horses packed pretty lightly and no sign of a stove.



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EDIT: If they couldn't even make a fire without using up nearly all their matches, then it's not hard to believe they didn't know how to properly butcher the porcupine. Chalk it up to inexperience.
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12-29-2013, 09:18 AM,
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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC


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<b>Quote from tyounis on December 29, 2013, 12:22 am</b>

Porcupine are members of the order rodentia (e.g., rats, chinchilla, guinea pigs, etc.), most of which are edible, and all of which contain a variety of glands that if punctured or not removed when dressing the animal can taint the meat with bad, and sometimes, dangerous, flavors and odors. If you cook any meat over a kerosene-generated flame, it picks up the flavor and odor.
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Maybe shooting them isn't a very good way to kill them either? Couldn't a bullet hit one of those glands? Porcupines are really slow. You can walk right up to them. I don't know if predators other than my two dogs will mess with them. Once I performed field surgery to remove a muzzle full of quills. On that occasion there were three humans with pliers and one dog. You'd think I'd learn but I forgot. The next time it was two humans, two dogs, no pliers. and a $500 vet bill. The vet said that the snout full of quills they each got would have been fatal for a wild animal.
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12-29-2013, 09:28 AM,
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Yet another contradiction in TTOTC
I am of the opinion that we can chalk up a lot of contradictions in the stories simply to his penchant for embellishment...For example, in TFTW, Chapter 21, "i wish i hadn't"...the story and illustrations are in keeping with each other...



But the actual photos of Mr. Fenn himself(with canyon in background, and with the mtn lion on his shoulders) show him in shirt sleeves and an instructors brimmed cap...not the sturdy hat, thick coat and gloves he described...



I know he could have removed them for the photo's but even the weather in the shots does not appear to be conducive to the dress he described...aberrations, embellishment??...don't think I would read much into the discrepancies...just story telling... Smile
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12-29-2013, 09:34 AM,
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We adopted a Res dog that was a day or two from death.... porc quills in and around her mouth. She looked like month old road kill... she was so skinny. De-worming and quill removal... plus 2 years, she now looks like a little burrito. Great dog, extremely loyal, and trained herself.
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