Will a vegetarian survive outside of India?

Survive vegan in the wild?

Created 12/30/2016, 12:19 AM, by Elefant. Category: General vegan. 7 answers.

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Survive vegan in the wild?
12/30/2016, 12:19 am
Hello everybody,

it's a dream of mine, someday
To take a break and start an adventure. E.g. I would like to hike for a while and live in the wilderness.
My question would be whether vegan is even possible.
Can you also eat purely plant-based if you have to fight hunger every day or would you be missing important substances?
It's hard to carry around B12 tablets or something ...

Best wishes
elephant
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Hi,

What do you think about?

LG!
vegan posts: 536 male, 28 years old, Tuttlingen
December 30, 2016, 9:24 am
Hi,
B12 has a relatively long half-life,
if you have a good mirror today that would be
pi mal thumb noticeable as a deficiency only after 1-2 years completely without B12.
This outdoor thought is nice, which region of wildlife are you thinking of?

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Nefasu
December 30, 2016, 10:59 am
Hello elephant,

If you move around in areas with wild animals and mainly eat wild plants, you also ingest a large amount of B12 via the residual excrement / bacterial residue on the wild plants (just like our ancestors and all animals in the wild that do not get any B12 supplements mixed in their feed) .

This is, among other things, one of the reasons why RĂ¼diger Dahlke shows no B12 deficiency or storage depletion on his natured fields ("infested" with animals and insects) even without B12 supplements.

However, as long as you regularly dine outside of the (if so called) "natural" habitat, B12 supplements are indispensable, but then also available

Greetings,
Falk
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leajetsia
December 30, 2016, 3:21 pm
A very interesting question that I have already asked myself.
Ever since I heard from Nina and Adrian Hoffmann, who lived on an island in Tongo for a year, although he was a meat eater and she was a vegetarian, I have also dreamed of allowing myself this break.


As Chickpea said, B12 has a relatively long half-life. Personally, I would not take the risk of a deficiency and would rather supplement it. I am not informed about RĂ¼diger Dahlke and, to be honest, I do not know who he is, which is why I do not allow myself to judge.


Since I would take food and objects with me anyway, if my dream should come true, it is also no problem to supplement B12. However, if you only want to live in and from the wilderness, I would find it very interesting to read more about it.
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vegan Posts: 2,912 female 53 years Black Forest
December 30, 2016, 3:32 pm
I think wilderness is not always wilderness. I've been to the jungle in Nepal and India. Surviving vegetarian without everything is likely to be rather difficult and will definitely need very intensive and very good preparation. It just has to be clear to you that there are wild animals there, for which you may represent food and which you have to defend yourself against. It was similar to my father on the safari in Botswana (if the poisonous scorpion is sitting in front of you, you have to act if you don't want to go on it yourself).

If you want to experience yourself, I can recommend the Way of St. James from St. Jean to Leon (a good 900 km). There is (at least) a vegetarian option. I can't say vegan, because back then I was only a vegetarian.
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vegan Posts: 2,912 female 53 years Black Forest
December 31, 2016, 5:53 am
Oops, I made a mistake: I meant St. Jean to Santiago, of course.
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Nefasu
December 31, 2016, 9:29 am
Quote Dana: If you want to experience yourself, I can recommend the Way of St. James from St. Jean to Leon (a good 900 km). There is (at least) a vegetarian option. I can't say vegan because I was only a vegetarian back then.

2875 km vegan in 108 days on the Camino de Santiago?
Check :
https://www.vegpool.de/news/christof-hermann-veganer-jakobsweg.html?newsid=1132

In his blog, Christof gives a lot of tips for long vegan hiking trails with a supermarket connection

The whole thing has little to do with "wilderness" and in some cases the path is already quite full (which would annoy me personally).

Greetings,
Falk
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vegan Posts: 2,912 female 53 years Black Forest
December 31, 2016, 11:59 am
So it only gets full on the last 100 km, as many Spaniards get on there (the last 100 km are enough to get the Compostela). The first time I was often all alone and that for more than kilometers. Of course you can also go with others, but that is really up to you.


Then of course it depends on whether you are completely self-sufficient (it is certainly easier to live vegan) or whether you (like me at the time) enjoy the pilgrim menus (only vegetarian was possible).


My Way of St. James was 5 years ago.
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