Some people are intimidated by these spiky guys, but they're easy to deal with if you know how.
First, acquire the pineapple. If you live in an area where pineapples are hunted, you can have some great sport, either tracking them or establishing a blind near one of their watering holes or trails. Otherwise, you can find some excellent whole pineapples for sale at a grocer's. Pick one that's turning gold, but still has some green on it.
Store your pineapple on its side, not standing upright. If you stand it upright, it can start to mold where it was cut from the plant.
Okay, now you're ready to butcher it.
Cut off his head.
Cut off his foots.
Wash your hands and go to the store and get one of these invaluable Devices. No pineapple hunter should be without one.
Use the device thusly, turning in a counter-clockwise direction. I mean turn the DEVICE, not yourself.
The device cuts the rind and the core out of the pineapple all at once. I've disassembled part of the pineapple to show a break-away view and sliced part of it to show how it actually looks when you're done.
Discard the core (unless you like to chew wood), the foot and probably the head. Some people like to plant the head in a pot or a bowl of water and try to grow a pineapple plant. Sometimes it works. Pretty cool, actually.
Cut the rind in half and squeeze the bejeesus out of it. Strain the juice to remove any random bits from the outside of the rind and drink. Mmmmmm.
And there you have it. With the proper tools and the investment of just a little time, you too can enjoy the unforgettable taste of pineapple that doesn't come from a can.