All rural areas have local slaughter houses. From 8th grade to 12 grade I volunteered at a local slaughter house in my area. What can I say, I had a fascination for knives, really good knives and I wanted to be able to handle them.. It was a wonderful experience. If you explain that you admire their work most are willing to teach you. I learned to gut, clean and skin all commercial animals. Then I used these same skills to dress small game hunted by members of the family. You need to have a little experience before the skills are used for life and death. Its also good to know how to cure meat. I have thought about smoking for fish and meat but can't seem to get around the smell that might invite unwanted guest. I don't think we will have access to much salt in large quantities.
Offered by Pat.
Hunting is not a skill you acquire overnight. Animals don't survive by being stupid, especially after a disaster. Game will become scarce because they will be hiding. You need to start now learning about wildlife and hunting skills; also learn how to clean and care for your game. Practice now while you have the chance, you don't want to wait till your hunger to start learning how.
Offered by Mike G.