Top 10 Survival Myths That Are Actually True!

5. Leeches Are a Protein Rich Food Source


Leeches are nasty creatures that you should typically try to steer clear of. If you’re unsure why, go watch “Stand by Me,” and then come back to this page. However, they actually do have some beneficial properties for the stranded survivalist. Not only has the FDA confirmed that they are a medicine source but they are also full of protein. If you can catch them without letting them attach themselves to your body, you can cook and eat them. Please note that you should never eat a leech raw because that will make you sick.

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