Edge of Survival
Edge of Survival.
By: John Toenyes and Phil Scriver.
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Published: Createspace, 2010.Contrast the bounty of eating buffalo, bear, a multitude of other game and a full complement of supplies brought from St. Louis with the harrowing days of eating dogs and roots during the months of near starvation in the winter of 1805-06. This book not only enlightens us about the days of abundance and starvation during the expedition, it also provides an insight into their complete diet and cooking techniques. The authors have over 40 years combined experience as Lewis and Clark re-enactors. They have field tested their theories using authentic game and equipment the Corps of Discovery very likely used. That experience as well as their research has resulted in a good understanding of how the explorers probably survived during their journey across the continent.