Two weekends ago, I attended a wilderness survival course. Over 36 hours, we learned to build fires in pouring rain and shelters from saplings and trash bags. We also learned about sustenance — for example, which wild foods provide the most bang for the buck, so to speak. When it comes to wilderness survival, the more calories the better.
I was surprised — and a little grossed out — to find out which protein sources offered the lowest and highest calorie counts. I think you will be, too, so I've devised a game.
See how many foods you can correctly match to their corresponding calorie count. Answers at the bottom of the page.1. 150 antsA. 8 calories2. 1 minnowB. 35 calories3. 1 crawdadC. 220 calories4. 1 bluegillD. 140,000 calories5. 1 earthwormE. 1 calorie6. 1 squirrelF. 30 calories7. 1 opossumG. 7,000 calories8. 1 bearH. 7 calories9. 1 mouseI. 400 calories
Answer key: 1-E, 2-H, 3-F, 4-C, 5-A, 6-I, 7-G, 8-D, 9-B