The progression from hunter/gatherer, to formal agriculture is a major reason for man’s success,
Hunting, however, is a great start when agriculture fails.
Hunting is a great sport but ultimately trapping and fishing are going to feed a family a lot for longer and with much less effort, as they multiply the effort of a single person and could provide for a surplus of food for trade.
Trapping of birds is the simplest of affairs, and ,while rather cruel,can be done with fish hooks and bait,
or possibly nets, and other falling traps, even mouse traps.
Air rifles are often seen as weak, and not very effective hunting weapons, and while the smaller caliber modern air rifles ( under .25 ) are not great against human targets, they have some merit.
Firstly I’m talking exclusively about single shot spring / gas piston guns.
Air rifle pellets are cheap and light.
Air rifles are relatively cheap – but a cheap .22 rifle is still cheaper, and a good powerful air rifle will be much more expensive.
Its been ages since I found the time to Blog, so here goes.
Life here is very different to what I am used to, but not in a bad way.
Loads less crime, and first world problems, no loads shedding, but the cost of food is astronomical, compared to South Africa.
a meal at the Mac Donalds will set you back around R100 a head.
Essentially there are no big malls, but the city is like one big mall. a real change from JHB.