Bare Wilderness Survival Facts

Beavers can also make tasty meals

Roast Beaver

  • 1 md Beaver, about 8 lbs
  • 1/2 c Vinegar
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 2 ts Soda
  • 1 md Onion; sliced
  • 4 Strips bacon or salt pork
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Pepper

Wash beaver thoroughly with salt water then let soak overnight in enough cold water to cover. Add 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tb salt to the water.
The next day, remove the beaver from the brine, wash and cover with a solution of 2 ts soda to 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Drain, then place beaver in roasting pan. Cover with sliced onions and bacon; season with salt and pepper. Place lid on roaster and bake at 375 until tender. Serve with a tart jelly.

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Beavers can make a meal too
Beaver Dam in the Wilderness
A Beaver Dam
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