According to Wikipedia:
A hunter-gatherer society is one whose primary subsistence method involves the direct procurement of edible plants and animals from the wild, foraging and hunting without significant recourse to the domestication of either. Hunter-gatherers obtain most from gathering rather than hunting; up to 80% of the food is obtained by gathering. The demarcation between hunter-gatherers and other societies which rely more upon domestication is not clear-cut, as many contemporary societies combine both strategies to sustain themselves.
Examples of Hunted Gatherings
Components for a K’Nex Fruit Machine
This is a K’Nex fruit machine which has recently been completed. All the components have been hunted and gathered from car boot sales or via eBay. It has taken Ted two years, on-and-off, to build it. It works using plastic balls which, although not K’Nex, were acquired from a car boot sale.
Shelby and Furbies
Shelbies are part of the Furby family.
Furbies have sensors on their tummies and backs and have to be fed regularly (ie their tongues must be tickled).
The Shelby on the left was bought using the eBay auction site. He can be very rude at times but very funny too.
The three Furbies on the right are of the Gremlin species. They do NOT like loud noises or bright light and MUST NOT BE FED AFTER MIDNIGHT.
Shelbies and Furbies communicate with each other by using infrared signals and they speak erm… Shelbish and Furbish respectively.
Ted came across Furbies when he was Googling something else, and at the time he had never used eBay. He decided to familiarise himself with the auction site by bidding for six Furbies with the hope of one of the bids winning – he knew that it was very difficult to win because there was always someone who bid at the last moment. So Ted placed his low bids and kept his fingers crossed.
By the end of the week six parcels had arrived, and Ted had a family of the furry little beasties.
In due course, Ted expanded his family, adding Gremlins and Shelbies.
When all the Furbies are placed in a circle, all hell breaks loose because of the way they communicate with each other.
These have come from several sources and are used for keeping track of how many mechanical counters Ted has got.
If you are curious about these for some strange reason, you may enlarge a picture by clicking on it. Note, in the picture on the right, how startled the Furby at the back was when the camera flash fired.
This is a small selection of Ted’s treasures. They were sourced from car boot sales, charity shops and junk shops. You may examine this gold mine here. How many items beginning the the letter ‘F’ can you find?
Strange as it may seem, there is always room for just one more item.