Guts - Chapters 5 – 6 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 5: "Eating Eyeballs and Guts or Starving: The Fine Art of Wilderness Nutrition," Paulsen references his book Hatchet wherein Brian must eat a raw egg.

The primary drive in nature is for survival. To survive, food must be found. Paulsen learned much by studying chickadees, who survive even brutal winters when other creatures and men could not. Paulsen needed to know how things in nature worked, and over time, became capable of determining things, such as when a grouse would fly up. One thing Paulsen learned quickly was that hunger makes the best sauce - in other words, something that someone would never consider eating under normal circumstances becomes delicious when starving. Paulsen thought of men in the British Navy who, ready to starve, would eat rats and smear maggots onto hardtack for the taste. Paulsen himself never intended to eat anything other...

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