Roasted Crickets 🦗 are actually very tasty. If a person can get beyond the yuck factor and just try it they will never be shy about roasting up crickets 🦗 and eating them ever again. I promise they actually taste very good. So in a survival situation I always teach to become familiar with five edible plants and insects common in the region you will be inside of and seek these out. Try them, examine and ensure the plants are exactly the ones you saw in your research. With plants there is very little room for error. This couldn’t be more true for fungi or mushrooms. If you’re a novice and have not been taught and blessed off by an instructor that has an expertise in plants don’t eat fungi or mushrooms on your own. Even if you have a book, simply because the difference between edible and poisonous can be very subtle. I strongly encourage people to study the universal edibility test. Strictly follow the guidelines within this process. However in a survival environment when the situation requires you can at least develop food options. What I do encourage is stay with high protein insects because they are easy to identify and few are poisoned to eat as long as you avoid parasite carrying species. Avoid eating all flying insects and beware that certain beetles do carry parasites than will grow into tape worms in your digestive system. Strongly advise that you cook to a crisp all insects with legs. I once saw a praying mantis that was smooshed having a black tape worm extracting out of it’s host body. Pretty nasty. Most people wouldn’t dare eat a maggot, however it you remove the head of the maggot you can eat it.
insects have higher protein per pound than red meat 50% more protein than red meat. Eventually the popularity will become widely accepted in western civilizations. The Asian culture embraced insects as a food staple long ago and has shied away from the yuck factor associated with eating insects.