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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

The Tiger.

I wrote an article  called "On Meat Alone" some time back with historical documentation to back it up. In a long term wilderness living situation, especially in the cooler parts of Australia, it is I think reasonable to expect to be eating more meat than anything else. My purpose was to show that this is possible.
Here is some more interesting info on this subject: In 1940, two German Geologists escaped nazi Germany & hid in the African desert, this was Henno Martin & Hermann Korn. They lived on mostly meat for two years with no problems, until Hermann Korn started to suffer from a vit B deficiency & had to turn themseves in to the African authorities. They gleaned a lot more insight from their two year stay in the desert, & it makes good reading, even if it is not the main story. This info can be found in the book "The Tiger" by John Vaillant. This book is worth reading.

2 comments:

Norsk Ridder said...

I don't think that "The Tiger" is the right book. Henno Martins book is "The sheltering desert".

Le Loup said...

Norsk, Martin's book was "The Sheltering Desert", but I got the information from "The Tiger". But thanks for the added info.
Regards, Keith.