The Ibaloi (Benguetano, Benguet Igorot, Ibaloy, Igodor, Inibaloi, Inibaloy, Inibiloi, N abaloi) inhabit central and southern Benguet province and western Nueva Vizcaya Province, Luzon, the Philippines. In 1975 they numbered nearly 89,000. Ibaloi is classified in the Hesperonesian Group of the Austronesian Language Family. Contact with neighboring groups and Christian missionaries and involvement in the national economy have produced considerable local variation in Ibaloi culture.

Houses, generally scattered in fields or on hillsides, are raised about two meters on posts and covered with a pyramidal thatched roof. Subsistence is based on wet rice, tubers, beans, and maize, supplemented occasionally with the meat of pigs, dogs, chickens, water buffalo, horses, and cattle. Descent is bilateral. There is marked differentiation between the rich and the poor, with a considerable concentration of power and influence in the hands of the former. The traditional Ibaloi religion centered on ancestor worship.


Barnett, Milton L. (1967). "Subsistence and Transition of Agricultural Development among the Ibaloi." In Studies in Philippine Anthropology, edited by Mario D. Zamora, 299323. Quezon City: Alemar-Phoenix.

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Nov 25, 2015 @ 7:07 am
I have done so.If I was in an area where it was legal to take enough game to feed my falimy sure. We have subsistence hunting, fishing and even shrimping in Alaska. The critical thing is timing and proper food preservation. For example you can get s subsistence fishing license in rural Alaskan areas for salmon that allows you to take roughly 150 salmon, add to that halibut subsistence which allows hundreds and hundreds of pounds of halibut. Add to take 4 deer and a moose and that’s going to feed quite a few for many months. Despite our age the wife and I manage to hunt, fish and grow 80% or more of our food each year here. I have two freezers full of fish and game right now all 100% legal and tasty.There are places where this would be very difficult if not impossible in the rest of the USA. But when I owned over 20 areas in Montana there was a law if deer damaged a commercial agricultural crop that you sold to market (as we did) you could shoot and use those deer for food but they could not leave that property period; not as a gift not for cash not for anything. They had to be used or disposed of on that same land. I had 5 kids and I shot LOTS of deer. But then I always had lots of deer there and never depleted the number of them so I would guess we ate about 30 to 40 deer a year besides our livestock. And then I got more with my tags and an elk every year also. Every morning I woke up and stood on my cabin porch/with coffee and watched a few dozen deer trying to get over my fences the ones that made it over that 11 foot fence became dinner. And despite that they would be there the very next day. Now on my gramps 600 acre farm in Arkansas we managed to provide about 45 to 60% of wild game from hunting on his land. That along with his cattle, chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, lamb and hogs we fed a small army of kin sometimes up to 15 or 26 people. Boy that was a lot of fun work!However if you live in LA or San Fran it would be near impossible to get enough wild game legally.I didn’t get a moose last year so se are eating domestic rabbits, wild ducks, domestic chickens, wild grouse, wild deer, wild goose, deer and all the fish I mentioned. And besides two freezers full we pressure canned 200 qt jars of sockeye salmon and pink salmon and have about 180 lbs of salmon jerky dried and about 150 lbs of deer jerky canned. Now that the sort of work I love and why I love Alaska. As far as my success ratios its very high if I go after a moose 9 out of 10 times I get a moose, same fore deer and the fish. The cost of all this is expensive keeping up ATVs, snow machines, trucks, boats, skiffs, mending crab and shrimp pot and all the other gear add up into the thousands each year. So broken down it costs me about $1200 a year to get 800 to 1000 lbs of fish and game. That’s about $1.20 a pound, not bad for fresh moose, deer, salmon, crab, halibut, ducks, geese, grouse, snow shoe rabbit, red snapper and an occasional mountain goat. And if I wanted to I could make that 2000 pounds of meat for about $1500 costs. Heck we even collect berries, mushrooms and sea weed for food. So with a big garden, pressure cooker canner we are doing it now pretty much.There are lots of skills involved, gear and equipmnet and money involved for gas and things and its a hell of a lot of work! And I love it!Edit I forgot the shell fish like clams, cockles, razor clams, pink ladies, scallops, abalone etc.Some have a saying here; if your starving then your stupid with all the food around.I mean wher can you eat fresh king crab for $1.20 a lb or less?

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