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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:54 PM

24. You do realize what subsistence living means, right?

I used the example of a two-day trip to point out the remote nature of these communities. I used $10/loaf of bread to illustrate the high cost of purchased foods in these areas, areas where poverty is the norm. Sure, stock a freezer with groceries. You'd need to spend thousands for enough freezer space to sustain a village. Then thousands more for overpriced fuel to run the generators, since there often isn't a grid nearby. THEN spend thousands more to buy the groceries, along with fuel for your vehicles to transport it. That, or hire a bush pilot to fly it in (also expensive).

To boot, you're living in a region that doesn't allow gardening, so your primary source of local food is what you can shoot or catch.

This isn't about convenience. Without hunting, these communities and their culture die out in a few generations.

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