On the topic of roadkill

Now there are some good vittles to be had for next to nothing if you know what to look for. There are definitely some dos and don’ts in this now. First tip I’ll throw your way is when perusing some fresh kill keep the ambient temperature in mind.

For example if you in harsh cold and the prospect you find is still warm, you just scored a Hobo Dee scrape and bake! Oh my Lord that’s the best yes sir! Just as well you need to be careful when it’s a tad warm since that old Sun can bake a carcass on asphalt like a Fourth Of July popper. There are some definite considerations when the weather warms up.

One way to avoid a belly ache is to note what other types of varmints are hanging around the recently or not so recently deceased. If you see a bunch of maggots, flies or other some such carrion eater you’d be best to leave that one alone. Another thing to watch for is if the carcass has any worms or other parasites already feasting on it’s luscious flesh.

If none of that is apparent your good to go and you’ll want to follow one of my favorite recipes I’ll put up in another post. Good eating folks!


Hobo Dee’s Life And Times

Love me some harp playing and beer drinking. Sadly I lost the home in the picture to a tornado. You know what they say “Your know what a divorce and a tornado in Alabama have in common?” One way or another someone’s going to lose a trailer!

An introduction to Hobo Dee and what to expect

Hobo Dee was created on a trip to Texas in a Motel Six while watching the show “American Pickers”. Let me introduce myself. I recently retired from a career in the U.S. Marine Corps and have always liked to travel and be on the road. I’ve always led a nomadic life up to this point so figured why not continue it.

I will have a regularly scheduled list of Hobo Deeisms, cooking tips, survival tips, travel tips and many other Hobo Dee experiences to educate you on as well as life experiences and many other suggestions for life on the road. Many of them are true life experiences and many I will make up as entertainment. It will be up to you to decide which is which.