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Survival Grass

Grass that you can eat!
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When in a desperate survival situation, gather grass (or anything that a cow or sheep can eat) and heat to approximately 35 degrees (around the optimal bacteria growth temp.) then add a few tablets full of lactase (I think its lactase, the enzyme cows use to digest grass) and leave for a few hours. You now have a nutritious and probably not so delicious meal that will at least help you linger on for a few days in case a rescue party comes along.

PS I couldn’t find a more suitable category such as Food: Survival and I guess because the enzyme would break it down into sugars it may, in fact actually be sweet!

Jord0, Mar 06 2005

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       Ooohh, sugars. Add yeast....when rescue arrives you can serve cocktails. Original idea?
normzone, Mar 06 2005
  

       I'm not sure about exactly what this "desperate survival situation" is where you have a supply of enzymes (although saliva contains some useful enzymes) and cooking facilities sufficient to keep something at a controlled temperature for several hours.
hippo, Mar 06 2005
  

       [hippo] - I think the core of the idea is for such enzymes to be available in tablet form.   

       You could just make damper.
Detly, Mar 06 2005
  

       a pedant's playground, this one. I can't read it anymore.... must.....correct..... spelling....:-O
dentworth, Mar 06 2005
  

       I think this is a good idea at heart. Carry enzyme tablets to pre-digest indigestible foods in an emergency. Could you tabletize the stuff that lichens use to eat rock? Then you'd really have your ass covered.
wagster, Mar 06 2005
  

       If only I had a ruminant digestive system. <sigh>
Shz, Mar 06 2005
  

       I know. I'd love to eat that those lovely fajitas I had for lunch again. And again.
wagster, Mar 06 2005
  

       Or you could soak the grass in Isopropenal, strain it, and once it evaporates you get a lovely little spread.   

       When I have a fur ball that I can't toss, nothing beats it.
mensmaximus, Mar 06 2005
  

       That's it: French kiss a cud-ly cow.
FarmerJohn, Mar 06 2005
  

       Can't decide. I'll have to ruminate on this one.
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2005
  

       This is a fairly good idea (using [Detly]'s interpretation). +
bristolz, Mar 07 2005
  
      
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