Chapter 274: Chapter 274, Snow Cocks, fat pigeons?
Ning Fei pulled the fishing line back at a constant speed.
Because he didn’t have a pulley, he could only stand up and retreat.
The fishing line was very long because he had chosen the deepest bottom of the lake to fish. When he released the line, he had left it there for a long time.
“This fish is quite strong.”
Ning Fei said as he retreated.
Not long after, the fish was finally pulled out of the lake by Ning Fei.
When the netizens saw that there was really a fish, their eyes lit up.
“What kind of fish is it?”
Ning Fei also came to the lake at this time. When he saw the fish, he immediately smiled.
“This is an elegant fish, also known as a schizothorax fish.”
“It only grows in freshwater areas with high altitude. Its economic value is very high, and the taste is not bad.”
After Ning Fei finished speaking, someone asked again:
“How much is this fish about?”
“We sell it in the aquatic market here. Wild belly fish cost more than 300 yuan per catty, and the price of artificial breeding is also around 180 yuan.”
“If you eat it directly in a hotel, it’s even more expensive. A fish can cost 1,000 yuan.”
“This is also something that belongs to rich people.”
“1,000 yuan is enough for eight or nine of us to order a table full of dishes.”
Everyone was amazed at the price of the belly-ripping fish that Ning Fei caught, but they saw Ning Fei pick the belly-ripping fish from the hook and throw it directly to the little falcon.
“Little Falcon, you eat first.”
The Little Falcon had followed him all the way and probably did not eat for a day. Moreover, it was not so easy to hunt in the snow domain, so the first fish that Ning Fei caught was given to the little falcon.
The Little Falcon received the order and began to eat happily at the side.
Ning Fei had long noticed that the little falcon liked to eat fish more than rabbits and mice.
Then, Ning Fei estimated that he would do the same thing again and continued to fish.
Not long after, Ning Fei caught another fish whose skin was covered with flower spots.
Ning Fei introduced:
“This fish is commonly known as the snow mountain leopard fish. It is also a type of belly fish.”
“In the fresh water of the plateau, the temperature is relatively low. Only a unique fish like the belly fish can survive.”
Ning Fei placed the fish to the side. In the ice and snow, the fish only bounced a few times before it stopped moving.
Then, Ning Fei continued fishing.
Not long after, the hook moved again.
Seeing such a scene, especially the fishing friends, all of them could not help but feel itchy and envious.
“Where is this snow domain? I want to go fishing too!”
An angler brother exclaimed.
“That place is easy to find too. First, we’ll walk into the Death Valley of the Kunlun Mountains, then we’ll find the highest snowy mountain. After climbing the snowy mountain for two days, we should be able to find it.”
Someone explained to him.
“Alright.”Angler brother shrugged helplessly.
Although angler brother dared to overcome all the difficulties in order to fish, there was still a difference between overcoming the difficulties and courting death.
At this time, Ning Fei pulled up the hook. This time, it was a smaller fish.
“This is a plateau loach, and one of the few plateau freshwater fish.”
Ning Fei explained.
Just like that, after Ning Fei caught another fish, he felt that it was enough and returned to the lakeside.
“There are already fish. The next step is to make a fire.”
“If you want to survive in the wild, fire is a necessity.”
“Similar to Robinson Crusoe, Robinson relied on lightning to ignite a piece of wood to obtain a flame. However, this kind of accidental help from the outside world is very little, so you still have to rely on yourself.”
“In a place like the snow domain, there are also ways to start a fire. It is to take a piece of ice from the Ice Lake and use a knife to cut it into a convex lens.”
“The convex lens can focus the sunlight on a single point, thus igniting inflammable materials such as dried grass and Tinder.”
Hearing Ning Fei’s description, the netizens felt that their posture had become a lot better.
“You can even make a fire like this.”
“Abbey Dean Ning’s method is indeed amazing.”
“So Next, Abbey Dean Ning is going to make a convex lens out of ice to light a fire?”
Faced with the netizens’questions, Ning Fei smiled again:
“I was just talking about how to make a fire under such conditions.”
“And I’m going to use a windproof lighter.”
Apart from packing things in his backpack, he must also carry things with him when he went on an expedition.
Ning Fei had tools like a lighter and a switchblade in his trouser pocket, so he didn’t need to go through so much trouble to light the fire.
“The next step is to find firewood.”
“Look over there, there’s a snowy forest over there!”
Ning Fei said as he looked at a mountain in the distance from the Ice Lake.
The netizens looked in the direction he was pointing and saw a pine forest on the snowy mountain. It was covered in white snow, like a large Christmas tree without decorations.
Ning Fei was not at a high altitude. He had already descended from the glacier to the mountainside of the snow mountain. The geographical conditions had also transitioned from the highland desert to the meadow.
Then, Ning Fei took his skis and chemical sticks, carried a few fish, and walked toward the forest.
He had to fill his stomach first.
After entering the forest, the temperature instantly increased a little.
After all, trees could also play a role in sheltering from the wind.
Ning Fei took some firewood and found a flat place to clean the snow, revealing the gray-black mountain rocks.
Then he gathered the firewood into a pile and found some dead leaves.
Ning Fei was experienced in outdoor activities, so it was not difficult for him to light a bonfire. He carefully lit the fire bit by bit, and not long after, the fire started.
When he was at the lake, the fish had already been cleaned by Ning Fei, so he quickly put the skewered fish into the fire to roast.
At this time, Ning Fei suddenly heard the sound of flapping wings in the dense forest.
The small falcon was at the side. Just as it was about to move, Ning Fei stopped it.
“There’s actually a group of snow chickens in this dense forest.”
Ning Fei looked in the direction of the sound and said.
The drone turned around and looked. The netizens could also see that there were more than ten white-gray birds scurrying around in the forest, as if they were looking for food.
Although the word “Chicken”was written on the snow chicken, it looked more like a pigeon that had grown fat.
“Are there chickens in the snow?”
“Why eat fish when there’s Chicken? isn’t chicken better than fish?”
“Snow chicken is a level-two protected animal. Let me see if you can eat one.”
“I used to think that there were no animals in the depths of the snow domain. Now that I’m watching Abbey Dean Ning’s live broadcast, there are actually so many animals in the snow domain.”
“The depths of the snow domain is a no man’s land. There are only no people. There will still be animals.”
Ning Fei looked at the snow chicken while grilling the fish.
He said in a relaxed manner,
“In fact, there’s a rule in the law that it’s not illegal for a person to eat protected animals in a state of crisis.”
“Whether it’s a level-two protected animal or a level-one protected animal, a person can eat it when they have no food and are on the verge of starving to death.”
“It’s just that this state of ‘being on the verge of starving to death’is very difficult to identify. Moreover, very few people have encountered such a situation.”
“Of course, my current situation is not a crisis state. I will definitely not move these snow chickens.”
Upon hearing Ning Fei’s words, the netizens nodded their heads repeatedly.
Someone could not help but comment:
“I feel that not only is Abbey Dean Ning not in a crisis state, but he is also in a relaxed state.”
“That’s right. In the no man’s land of the Kunlun mountain plateau, he can still be so calm even without luggage. I’m really impressed.”
“If I were you, I would have called the police and the rescue team for help.”
Soon, the fish meat turned from pink to charred black, which meant that the meat was already cooked.
Just now at the lake of the Heavenly Lake, Ning Fei had specially scraped off some white crystals from the rocks on the shore.
Those were all natural salts.
This lake of the Heavenly Lake was not a complete freshwater lake. Most of the lakes on the plateau were saltwater lakes, so there was plenty of salt.
Ning Fei smeared the salt on the fish and continued to turn it over and roast it, letting the fish oil and salt water soak into the fish meat.
Then, he looked at the snow-gutted snow chicken in the snow and ate the grilled fish, which was quite comfortable.
After eating the grilled fish, Ning Fei felt warm inside. He put out the fire, covered the wood with snow, and then looked into the distance.
It was almost four o’clock in the afternoon.
It would get dark very quickly in winter.
“I have to find a place to live.”
“The temperature is too low at night. If there is no place to live, it will be quite dangerous.”
Ning Fei took out his phone and enlarged the map. He checked the map.
He had a good sense of direction and was good at Reading maps.
“I went up the mountain from here. After the Avalanche, I came down from here. Dalong’s location is here.”
Ning Fei pointed at the map and gestured.
“The distance is not too far. If I rush there, I will be there in about three to four hours.”
“Looks like I really have to go to Dalong’s Nest to sleep for the night.”