Not only will I cook bone marrow over an open fire, but I will also start the fire with a bow drill fire from scratch using materials in the woods around me with an axe I found in the walls of a 100-year-old house!
Bone marrow contains over 750 calories per 100 grams!!!
I will cook and eat bone marrow from deer bones in the woods by producing fire from friction using a 100-year-old axe that I found buried in the walls of a building I was renovating!
I will show you step-by-step how to make a bow drill fire using cedar that can be found in nearly any forest. From selecting the right kinds of woods, shaping the bow, spindle and bearing block to the tinder, kindling, soft and hard wood. I also show how to cut the notch and how deep to go and how to hold the bow and drill for maximum results.
Find out if I am successful at producing friction fire and decide for yourself if bone marrow is a viable source of calories for modern man as it was most certainly for early man on his quest to dominate every part of the planet.
Not only is bone marrow highly nutritious, it’s also packed full of calories essential to sustain life. Early humans no doubt took part in eating bone marrow, both raw and cooked due to how high it is in calories and because it was readily available since most animals can’t access the marrow inside of bones like humans can.
Find out of how to roast bones over an open fire like a caveman to get at the roasted bone marrow.
Many cultures still use bone marrow as food, but it was also used historically. Early humans were thought to be scavengers, not just hunters, fishers and gatherers. Marrow is a good source of fat and early hominids would have used rocks or other tools to crack open the bones left by higher predators including cats.
Marrow can also be eaten raw, but it was considered a delicacy and scooped right out of fresh bones. Marrow can be used in pemmican. While it is still eaten today, it has fallen out of favour. Bone marrow can be used as a soup base by boiling and leaching. It can be spooned onto toast and eaten like a spread.
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