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How to find food?

When I load a new world in survival,I am so worried on finding food before the night I dont have time to make a shelter!!! What will I do? HELP ME please!

Walker 55, Oct 27, 2014

Answer from: LeahGirl
Well, you have some time before you become hungry if you are on harmless mode. But on challenging or cruel mode I think you become hungry right off, but I'm not sure. So, you can go get some wood, craft a crafting table, then craft a wooden machete. Cows/bulls, boars, fish, rhinos, and birds give you food. If there is a bird close to the ground that is easy to get to, I suggest killing that because it only takes one hit with a machete. I think that it would still take one hit with a wooden one. But if it doesn't take one hit, it shouldn't take very many hits. Or if there is a cow by itself I would suggest killing that. It doesn't just take one hit. As for building the shelter, you should get dirt for that, or dig a little shelter in the side of a hill. Or you could get leaves, but I suggest dirt because it could start raining while you sleeping and if your shelter is built out of leaves, they can catch on fire if they're is struck by lightning. So, I suggest making a shelter out of dirt or digging a small shelter on the side of a hill first, then you can use the wooden machete to go hunting. But if it is already nighttime by the time you make your shelter, I think you should be ok to go ahead and sleep. Just as soon as you wake up, you should go hunting. HOPE I HELPED!!!

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014

Answer from: Horses
First of all you'll need weapons then go kill
-Boars (they will attack you though or their herd will)
-Bears (but they only give leather to make saddles)
-Cows (If you want to kill a cow then kill the bull first as the bull will attack if you hit the cow)
-Reindeers (They're harmless)
-Ostrichs (also harmless)
-Fish (But I recommend you corner them so don't go after them in open water!)
-Birds but you need to crouch to get close to them
-Gnu they're harmless but corner them so they don't run away!
Also I recommend you kill your animals somewhere where there isn't any lions, tigers , bears etc because food will attract them and then they'll go after you
I suggest dirt piling up to a big tree with plenty of leaves! Warning: in the morning there will probably be some predators trying to kill you so stay in your tree!

I hope this helped!

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014

Answer from: Captain rex_7
You should build a small shelter in a tree so predators cannot reach you. But you need to fortify the tree in lightning strikes. then you should have a bow to hunt animals in long range.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2015

Answer from: Mary
What you want to do is gather wood first. I suggest avoiding any animals that can defend themselves if you are in challenging mode, which I assume. Now make a crafting table and create a wooden machete. Now that you have a weapon, I recommend attacking ravens, ducks, seagulls, or even (if you have the time) watching birds and waiting to see if they will lay eggs which are edible. Definitely do NOT attack rhinos and bulls, unless you can attack them from a safe distance with arrows, by crafting bow and arrows or a crossbow which is more expensive. Also if you want to make shelter, I consider making your own house instead of sleeping under trees or on top of them. Correct me if I'm wrong but on the first day it rains (or snows) which may result in being struck by lightning. Also you might want to make your house on a not too high, or not too low pillar. This method will actually save you from having random animals spawning in your house, or worse, being attacked by werewolves as you sleep. Keep in mind to have a roof over your head and just if you really want to ensure your safety, build a small player sized room for yourself, just so nothing can get or spawn inside overnight.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015

Answer from: Nickmonkey2020
Find a pond and use a spear on some fish its quick and easy then you'll have time for shelter

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Answer from: Mary
You can make a small burrow underground or a simple hut. If you are looking for food, try going to the beach or anywhere nearby to gather bird eggs and meat if its safe enough.

Posted on: May 30, 2015
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Now that we have a sense of the different game modes, what they are, and why we’d use them, let’s turn toward the subject new players are typically most interested in: surviving in Survival Mode!

Although you can eventually work toward great things in Survival Mode like having a functioning farm, protecting a city, and even saving the world by defeating the Ender Dragon, every adventure starts with baby steps.

The baby steps in early Survival Mode revolve around creating tools, securing shelter, and getting food. While every game is slightly different, the steps involved in going from naked and terrified in a brand new world to armored, armed, and safe in a little Hobbit-hole of sorts, are pretty consistent.

Each Survival Mode game starts with the in-game clock set to just slightly after dawn (you’ll always see the sun just above the horizon to the East). A Minecraft day lasts for twenty real-time minutes: ten minutes of daylight and ten minutes of moonlight.

As you advance in Survival Mode you’ll gain the ability to skip the night by sleeping and you’ll be better protected and armed in the face of nightly threats, but for now let that sink in: you have ten minutes from the moment you’re dropped into the map until the first wave of nightly mobs starts looking for you. Spending your time wisely in the first day is critical to getting off to a good start!

Let’s start a Survival Mode game and walk you through surviving the first night and getting enough tools and food to really dig into the game.

Punch Trees, Craft Tools

This is a right lovely start we have here. Plains to the left with pigs roaming around (starting off with a herd of pigs nearby is practically like getting take out dinner) and a dense mushroom forest to our right (full of wood and likely more animals). We even started sitting in the water right on the edge of a beach so we can feel like proper shipwreck refuges that actually need to scramble to survive.

Our first order of business is to go punch a tree. Why punch trees? We need wood to make a crafting table and our first tools. You can use your bare hands for most tasks in Minecraft but it takes a very long time. Why beat a pig to death with your bare hands after all, when you can wield a sword instead?

Our second order of business, by the way, is to pay attention to time. We realize we emphasized this in the introduction to this lesson, but we’re emphasizing it again because the first night will come much faster than you anticipate. Minecraft days and nights are ten minutes each. Ten minutes passes faster than you realize and you don’t want to get so caught up in playing Chuck Norris the Lumberjack that you never get around to setting up your shelter to weather the onslaught of mobs that come out at night.

Let’s go find some trees to get started.

Once you find a few trees, start wailing on them with your fists of fury and collecting the log blocks, seen in the screenshot above. Gather around a dozen logs to get started. Logs in hand, press the “E” key to bring up your inventory and place the logs in the small crafting box beside your avatar.

Your “on person” crafting box is limited to 2×2 squares and only allows you to craft the simplest items. More advanced items, like tools, require a crafting table. Let’s craft one now. First, you need to put the logs on the crafting box on the inventory screen and then click on the small box beside the crafting space to create the wood planks. Not all items in Minecraft stack, but most do (and can be stacked into piles of up to 64 units). Feel free to convert most of your logs into wood blocks but put a few aside for a later project.

After you’ve converted the logs into wood, go ahead and take four of the wood and fill the small crafting space to create a crafting table.

Drag the crafting table to the quick access bar (the nine-slot space at the bottom of the inventory window). Note, you can’t use items in your inventory, they must be in your quick-access bar.

The crafting table is one of the most fundamental and critical tools in Minecraft as it unlocks most of the initial tools and paves the way for you to explore your way, using those tools, to get material to craft the more advanced ones.

Go ahead and place the crafting table right down on the ground in front of you by selecting in the quick-access bar and right-clicking on the ground. It’s important we crank out a bunch of tools right away so we can make the most of the remaining daylight. Right-click on the table to open up the crafting menu:

We guarantee the pig that hopped up on the crafting table has no idea we’re about to make our first hunting tools and turn him into dinner.

Notice that the crafting table has a 3×3 grid. This opens up a whole new world of crafting tools and items that aren’t available in the simple 2×2 grid found in the inventory menu. The first order of business is to turn some of the wood blocks into sticks as we need sticks for our tools. Two blocks stacked atop each other (anywhere in the crafting box on your person or on the table) will yield four sticks. Craft a few dozen sticks, between tools and torch-making, they go fast.

Once you’ve crafted the sticks, it’s time to make your first simple tools using sticks and wood blocks. Use the following recipes to make a wooden sword, pickaxe, and shovel. These are three of the fundamental tools in the game. The fourth is the hoe, used to till soil and plant crops, but we’re a ways off from agrarian life just yet.

Go ahead and make at least two of each item except the hoe; we’ll be upgrading them soon enough, but you don’t want to be empty-handed while you’re working. Many players only make a wooden pickaxe or two and then immediately start looking for stone to upgrade their tools but we’re going to play cautiously and make sure we have enough equipment (albeit lower quality equipment) to survive if we can’t easily find/craft stone right away.

Tools greatly expedite your work, so always use the right tool for the job. Swords inflict damage on animals and enemies but they’re very poor for manipulating blocks, outside of the rare block like cobwebs, so save them for actual fighting. Shovels make short work of dirt, sand, gravel, clay, and snow. Axes are for chopping wood (and work well on trees, wood blocks, fences, and anything else made out of wood). Pickaxes are best suited for stone and other heavy materials that axes and shovels struggle with.

Using the right tool for the job not only makes the work speedier (you can cut down a tree with a sword for example, but it will take way longer than if you used an axe) but it also protects your tools. Tools wear faster when you use them for tasks they weren’t intended for.

As you advance in the game and begin mining you can start creating tools, using the same recipes, of higher quality materials. Wood is the softest and wears down quickly. Stone is readily available, makes the work go faster, and is more durable. Iron is better than stone and, when you finally mine deep enough, you’ll find diamond you can use to fashion very durable weapons, tools, and armor. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet however, we’ve got a more pressing issue to deal with: shelter.

Give Me Shelter

Now that we have our tools, we have two pressing tasks. The most important task is to find shelter. As tempting as it is to get caught up in the quest for the perfect place to build yourself a dreamy cabin, now is not the time to wander far or aspire to a giant lodge in the woods.

The location where the game started you is known as your “spawn point.” The closer your build your first shelter to where the game started you, the better. This way if you should die while fumbling through your first survival experience, you’ll spawn right back by your shelter. If you raced across the map before settling down, you’ll end up spawning very far away from your cozy home. There’s nothing worse than dying at night and spawning minutes away from your shelter without so much as a stick to beat back the zombies trying to eat you.

The most reliable way to get immediate shelter is to look for a hill or even a slight rise in elevation and tunnel into that hill with your pickaxe. Now is a perfect time, by the way, to highlight one of the golden rules of exploring in Minecraft: Don’t dig straight down or straight up!

While there are times to do it, most of the time it’s a sure way to inadvertently fall in a deep hole or cause a cave-in (like gravel or lava) on your head. It’s best to always approach excavation at an angle (either ascending or descending) to avoid those risks.

Some people like the challenge of building an above ground shelter akin to a cabin as their first survival structure, but we’re way too pragmatic for that. Digging a hole into a hill is a fast and safe shelter with very little work. As you become more experienced with Minecraft you can make your first shelter a tree fort, a cabin, or whatever catches your fancy.

Since we’re not building a hunting lodge on your first night however, our first priority is carving out a little shelter. Second priority is food. If you run across pigs, cows, chickens, or other unsuspecting (but delicious) creatures while scouting a location for your base, by all means give them a whack or two with your freshly crafted wooden sword and collect food as you explore. Remember though, time flies and you have a mere ten minutes from the start of the adventure until sunset on the first day! There will be plenty of time to plan a feast after you’ve survived your first night.

Let There Be Light

Once you’ve dug yourself a respectable hole in the side of the hill (don’t worry about making anything too fancy at first, a single width hallway going into the hill and terminating in a modest room 3×3 room is more than useful for a small starter shelter), you’ll have a bit of dirt and a bit of cobble in your inventory (cobble is the rubble created by mining stone blocks with your pickaxe).

Plop down a crafting table in your new Spartan abode and use some of that cobble to make a furnace. Furnaces are second in importance to only crafting tables in Minecraft, and allow you to do all manner of useful things like smelt ore to extract metal and minerals as well as cook food. Craft a furnace with the following recipe and then pop some blocks of wood in the bottom square, like so:

We have two important tasks before it gets dark: create torches and plug up the tunnel leading into our shelter; the furnace and the blocks of wood we just threw in it will help with the first.

Torches are one of the most important things in Minecraft (and let us tell you, you’ll be crafting and placing a lot of them in your explorations). They let you see in the dark, they illuminate your shelter (and other spaces) to keep aggressive mobs from spawning there, and they serve as useful markers. You can never (ever) have enough torches on hand.

Let us emphasize the bit about mobs again because it’s rather important: hostile mobs only spawn in low light conditions. Placing torches in and around your base, in mines you’ve dug, in caves you’re exploring, etc. is the only way to ensure that hostile mobs won’t spawn there. If you don’t illuminate your shelter, for example, when you return from a day of hunting and gathering you might find it full of zombies. Be liberal with your torch placement.

Torches are made using sticks and coal or charcoal. Since we just started in survival mode and we haven’t done any serious mining yet (nor did we happen to spawn somewhere with an exposed vein of coal) we need to make charcoal in order to light things up before night sets in. After a few minutes in the furnace your wood blocks will become charcoal which will, in turn, allow you to craft torches.

The cooking/smelting process does take a little time so now’s a perfect time to run outside your shelter and gather food: remember from our creature guide that pigs, cows, and chickens all drop food. If you see any sheep, go ahead and harvest some of them too as, although they don’t give you food, they give you wool which is quite valuable early in the game. Remember to check back in on your furnace every few minutes.

Charcoal’s done? Great! Here are the two recipes for torches; we’ll be using the one on the left:

Everything takes time as we’ve learned, and successful Minecraft survivalists get really good at multitasking and timing their projects. As tempting as it is to immediately run around with your new torches, take a minute to throw some food on the old grill.

You cook food just like you burned the wood to make charcoal: fuel on the bottom, item to be cooked/smelted/burned on the top.

With the food in the furnace it’s time to light the place up. We have torches and we need to place them before nightfall. We really don’t want to be alone in our little hole-in-the-ground when it’s dark and mobs can spawn right there with us!

Take a moment to place a few torches inside your shelter to illuminate it, then go outside and place torches on each side of the entrance. We’d also recommend taking some dirt and building a simple obelisk structure on the hill above the door and slapping some torches on it so that you can see your shelter from a distance.

Trust us, when you’ve stayed out too late gathering resources and you’ve lost your bearings, you’ll appreciate a nice bright light to guide you home. Remember our discussion about Hardcore Mode in a previous lesson? We died documenting Hardcore Mode, even though we were trying our best to stay alive, because we didn’t set up a torch marker above our base and got lost at nightfall.

In addition to the torches, we also have the matter of sealing the place up. The easiest way to seal the front door of your shelter is just to pile up two blocks of dirt to seal the hole. It’s easy, but it’s inconvenient as you have to dig through it to get in and out. We’d recommend keeping the dirt-door as a tool of last resort. If you have the time, take some of your wood blocks and craft a door with the following recipe and plop it right down in the hallway you dug out for your shelter:

At this point we have an illuminated shelter (with a door no less), a crafting table, a furnace, and some food. We’re in a great position to survive the first night, perhaps not in style but definitely alive and fed.

Because we don’t have a bed yet (the only way we can skip the night), we’re going to have to hang around for the 10 minutes or so it takes for night to cycle into day. Don’t think it’ll be wasted time however, we’ve got things to do, holes to dig, and adventures to have, all from the comfort of our little shelter.

While you’re waiting for night to pass, have a little snack to abolish your hunger. Put the cooked food in your quick-access bar and then right-click to “eat” the food with the use function, and then take some of that extra cobble you have from digging out your shelter to craft better tools. The wood tools you crafted in the beginning are likely already severely worn as wood tools have very low durability.

Use your crafting table and the same recipes we used to craft the wood sword, pickaxe, and shovel to craft yourself stone versions of the same tool. The recipes for the basic tools never changes, you just upgrade the materials.

Before we leave the crafting table, there’s another handy thing we can craft: a chest. Remember our point about building your first shelter near your spawn point in case you die? Chests are closely tied into that idea.

When you die in Minecraft, you drop all your gear; all your tools, all your armor, all the loot you’ve collected and dug up – it all hits the ground, and you have about five minutes to race back (if you can) and collect it all. Anything you’ve stored in a chest though, stays put. With that in mind, let’s craft our first chest and stash some of our extra gear in it so, should we take a spill while mining or encounter a group of creatures we weren’t prepared to handle, we don’t lose all our gear in one horrible swoop.

Here’s how you craft a chest; place it like you would any other block and then right-click on it to open it.

If you want to double your space, you can craft two chests and place them side by side to create a double-wide chest with twice the storage capacity of your on-person inventory!

Next Lesson: Your First Mine, Armor, and Further Exploration

Now that we have some basic tools, a simple burrow to hide out in, and some food, it’s time to hunker down for the first night. Tomorrow’s lesson will guide you through starting your very first mine, upgrading your tools, armoring yourself against the aggressive mobs, and expanding your range of exploration.

For homework, expand your base a little from the initial 3×3 square, add some torches, and stock your chest with the supplies you’ve gathered so far.

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By Jesse Stay, Thomas Stay, Jacob Cordeiro

Food is an essential part of Minecraft as it keeps your character alive, stable, and prevents exhaustion. As with real life, different foods can be found (or created) from different animals, biomes, or recipes. Each food type has its own benefit and restores varying levels of hunger points. In this guide to Minecraft food, you will learn how to find the best foods, enhance them through cooking, and how to actually eat a food item on your character.

On the Hunger bar, each drumstick represents 2 food units.

Acquiring Food

The following table lists some useful foods and explains how to obtain them. If you’re starting a new game, strive for the foods near the top of the list, as those are the easiest to find or craft.

  • Raw porkchop or beef — Killing a pig or cow grants you from 1 to 3 units of this food. However, the food is more effective when cooked in a furnace.

  • Cooked porkchop or steak — Cook raw meat in a furnace to obtain an item worth 4 units of food.

  • Raw chicken — Avoid eating raw chicken unless you have to. Every item you eat gives you a 30 percent chance of getting food poisoning, draining the Hunger bar.

  • Cooked chicken — It has the same effect as cooked pork or beef, but, at 3 units of food, is less powerful.

  • Mushroom stew — This item restores 3 units of food, and each inventory space holds only one bowl of stew.

  • Bread — Bread isn’t quite as satiating as meat, but after you obtain a wheat farm, you can craft a reliable food source, 2-1/2 units in strength.

  • Cookie — Cookies are crafted from wheat, but you also need cocoa beans. Cookies restore only 1 unit of food apiece, so they aren’t quite restorative, though you can mass-produce them.

  • Carrot — Carrots are found incidentally when you kill zombies or explore villages. A carrot provides 2 units of food.

  • Potato — Potatoes are also found incidentally. Raw potatoes aren’t useful, though they can be cooked into baked potatoes.

  • Baked potato — Cook potatoes in a furnace to get this item, worth 3 units of food.

  • Melon slice — Despite the meager effect of a single slice, or 1 unit, this item can be mass-produced effectively.

  • Red apple — This fruit falls from destroyed trees and provides 2 units of food.

  • Golden apple — Both types of golden apple yield 2 units of food. The first, crafted with gold nuggets, boosts health and reduces hunger. The second, crafted with gold blocks, gives you 30 seconds of rapid regeneration and 5 minutes of resistance and fire resistance.

  • Raw fish — Restores a tiny segment of the Hunger bar. A basic food item that isn’t effective unless you cook it.

  • Cooked fish — Cook fish in a furnace to get this item, worth 2-1/2 units of food; it makes a good food source if you have time on your hands.

  • Pumpkin pie — Collect eggs (littered by chickens), sugar (from lakeside reeds), and pumpkins to make a pie worth 4 units of food.

  • Cake — Making a cake requires 3 buckets of milk, 2 lumps of sugar, 3 units of wheat, and 1 egg. Cake has to be placed on the ground before you can eat it; right-click it to restore 1 unit of food. Cake disappears after six uses.

  • Rotten flesh — Eating rotten flesh — obtained from zombies — gives you an 80 percent chance of food poisoning.

  • Spider eye — Eating a spider eye — obtained from spiders — has the side effect of poisoning you. The eye is used primarily for brewing potions.

  • Salmon — Obtain this item from fishing; it’s good for eating and for taming ocelots.

  • Cooked salmon — Simply cook salmon in a furnace to triple your hunger points.

  • Poison potato — Restores 2 hunger points but has a 60 percent chance of poisoning a character for 4 seconds; unlike a regular potato, it cannot be planted or baked.

  • Mutton — Killing sheep drops 1 or 2 units of mutton, providing 2 hunger units when eaten raw.

  • Cooked mutton — Mutton cooked in a furnace offers 6 hunger points — more than chicken but less than pig or beef.

  • Rabbit — When a rabbit (or bunny) is killed, it drops 0-1 units of raw food, which can be eaten for 3 hunger points (more than most other types of raw meat); when cooked, it increases the hunger points to 5, just slightly less than cooked mutton.

  • Rabbit stew — This complicated recipe involves a bowl, a carrot, a baked potato, a mushroom, and a cooked rabbit; but when crafted and then eaten, it restores an incredible 10 hunger points.

Note that cooked meat provides 2 to 3 times more food points than raw but requires a furnace or killing the animal via fire such as lava.

Eating a poisonous food can significantly impact the Health bar and Hunger bar. Except in Hard mode, you won’t die directly from poison, though you’re extremely vulnerable to any type of damage and your ability to complete activities decreases. Drinking milk negates the effects of poisonous food. However, obtaining milk isn’t possible until you’re further into the game, when you have the resources to craft a bucket.

How to Cook Food Using the Furnace

Just like in real life, some foods taste better when cooked (for example, raw meat versus cooked meat). In Minecraft, cooked meat provides 2 to 3 times more food points than raw but requires a furnace for cooking or killing the animal via fire such as lava.

To cook meat in Minecraft, follow the steps below:

  1. Collect raw meat from an animal.
  2. Go over to your furnace and open its crafting grid. If you do not have a furnace, follow this guide for how to craft a Minecraft furnace.
  3. Place the raw meat in the top crafting slot (i.e. – raw chicken, pork, or beef).
  4. Place fuel in the bottom crafting slot (coal, wooden objects, blaze rods, or lava buckets).
  5. Your cooked items now appear in your inventory!

Now that you know how to obtain food and enhance certain foods through the cooking process, let’s take a quick look on how to actually consume the food item to restore your character’s hunger points.

How to Eat Food in Minecraft

You can eat foodstuffs by selecting food and holding down the right mouse button for a second. Your avatar then finishes eating and part of the Hunger bar is refilled.

In addition to restoring the Hunger bar, eating food prevents it from depleting for a while. When the Hunger bar starts jittering, you’re becoming hungry again, and the meter continues to deplete.

If you don’t want to repeatedly run back to your home to eat, carry road rations with you, such as steak or bread.

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A recent seaside holiday gave me the perfect opportunity to introduce my kids to coastal foraging for food. As an introduction to seaside edibles we stuck to learning to identify, gather and cook limpets and winkles.  We all had a blast and it was certainly a meal we won’t forget! Do you fancy giving it a try?

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Regular readers will know that my kids are LOVING learning survival skills. As they’ve already mastered fire making with a flint fire striker and I wanted to challenge them a step further to actually forage for their own wild food and then cook it. We have a fabulous Food For Free Book which makes identifying wild edibles really easy , it’s pocket sized and really simple for the kids to use.

There’s always something very satisfying about foraging for food. We’ve all been blackberry picking and enjoyed getting outside and connecting with nature haven’t we? We made some fabulous no cook blackberry play dough with ours.

Coastal foraging for food was the next step for us and an exciting survival skills challenge that my kids loved. The thrill of food for free and the idea that they could survive in the wild proved to be so appealing!

Coastal Foraging For Food – Kids Survival Challenge

There are loads of different seashore edibles both plants and animals that can be foraged for free but as a starter I set my kids the challenge of finding and cooking limpets and winkles.

I chose limpets and winkles because they are both easy to identify with the help of our Food For Free book and I knew they were in abundance on the beach we were visiting on the Yorkshire Coast.

Once the tide was out we set off across the freshly exposed rocks and my kids quickly found what they were looking for!

Winkles are often found in large groups and are really easy to just pluck from the rocks by hand.

Limpets are easy to spot but far trickier to get off the rocks. They suction themselves to the rocks really tightly if they feel the vibrations of you approaching so it’s good to creep up if you can! My kids found the idea of stalking a limpet hilarious!

You can lever limpets from the rocks with a knife but I didn’t want my kids scrambling about on wet rocks with a knife in their hands so we went for the sharp tap on the side of the shell with a rock option.

Coastal Foraging – How To Cook Limpets And Winkles

To help the kids succeed with their coastal foraging survival challenge we took a few supplies with us.

After we’d foraged for our lunch we rinsed the winkles and limpets in the fresh water we’d brought with us and left them soaking for a couple of hours while we searched the shoreline for driftwood.

As the kids completed the fire starting challenge a few weeks ago they knew how to get a fire going using the fire striker and as there wasn’t much wood available we also lit a small disposable BBQ too.

How To Cook Foraged Limpets

When the fire was ready and our foraged shellfish had soaked we put the limpets upside down straight onto the BBQ or fire embers. They took just a few minutes to cook and they’re ready when they come clean off their shells.

Limpets have a chewy edible foot and a black squishy underside (guts) which we cut off before eating.

My oldest son thought the limpets had a texture much like squid but tasted fishier. You can see from the photo that my ten year old was not impressed with the taste at all!

This is where I come to the “emergency sausages”.  As this was new food for the kids to try I had no idea if they would actually like it. I didn’t want the day to be filled with hunger, frustration and disappointment if they really didn’t enjoy the taste so I took some tasty emergency sausages too. Phew, good job I did!

How To Cook Foraged Winkles

Winkles only take a few minutes to cook too. Simply boil them up in the old tin can of fresh water for 10 minutes. To eat them you need to discard the hard plate at the shell entrance and then use a pin to winkle them out of their shell. It is a very tricky business, but not impossible!

We actually had a bit of a disaster with our winkles because we couldn’t get the water onto a steady rolling boil for long enough. There wasn’t enough driftwood for the open fire and by the time the sausages had cooked on the BBQ it had cooled too much!

So our winkles were placed back on the rocks to live another day!

The whole family enjoyed this coastal foraging survival skills challenge even though we weren’t successful in cooking the winkles and didn’t much enjoy the taste of limpets! It was great for the kids to try something completely new, to get unplugged, outside and engaged with Nature.

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Safety Warning

Never leave your children unattended with fire making equipment, fire or near water.
Never leave a fire unattended.
Always make sure your fire is fully out when you have finished.
Only forage for food in a coastal area free from contaminants.


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Is Flammable No
Is Edible Yes
Nutritional Value 0.8

Description   (From Recipaedia)

A piece of fried meat. A very tasty and nutritious meal.


It is made by cooking raw meat in a furnace.


  • It can also be made by setting the animal on fire with a Match or a Fire Arrow. This does not always work since the meat may also burn up in the fire.
  • If an animal is killed by a lightning it may drop cooked meat.
  • If it is dropped near a predator, the predator will try to eat it. You can however, use these to lure them to a trap or such.
  • They can be stacked up to 40 in the hotbar, as opposed to 12 in the inventory.
  • Before the release of 2.1, it was called Cooked Bacon.

how to cook food in survival craft

Cooking is an essential part of survival in the world of Empyrion. There are some foods which can be consumed directly but the best foods need to be cooked or.

how to cook food in survival craft
Written by Vonris
  • Vugami

    VugamiNovember 04, 2018 11:01 AM

    The question is removed

  • Gardazilkree

    GardazilkreeNovember 02, 2018 7:42 PM

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