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Survival food can be easily prepared during an emergency situation using simple, long-term storage food items, cooking outdoors with dutch ovens, and using off-the-grid cooking methods.

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Pilot Bread: Try Alaska’s modern day version of hardtack

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Hardtack has been an emergency ration since time immemorial. Here’s a look at pilot bread, a modern day version of hardtack widely used in rural Alaska, and why you should consider including it in your survival gear.

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Small fish are easily cooked in a wrapping of aluminum foil over a grill or campfire.

Marinade recipes | Make fish, wild game meat tender and flavorful

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A common complaint is that wild game meat tastes “gamey” or that fish taste “fishy.” A good marinade can change that.

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This Bark River Sahara worked really well as a hunting knife.

How to clean an elk heart and make fajitas from it

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Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite dishes, using an elk heart.

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Cottontail rabbits are prolific andare widely distributed throughout the United States. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)

Ten reasons to eat rabbit meat, and one award-winning rabbit recipe

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Rabbit meat is usually overlooked as a protein source. It shouldn’t be. Here’s why it should be on your menu.

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Bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Tanka Bars: Try this ancient Native American recipe for modern energy and nutrition

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This recipe was old news long before the Europeans got to America. It is still one of the best for nutrition and quick energy.

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Go squirrel hunting to learn wilderness survival skills

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You can learn basic wilderness survival skills by learning how to hunt squirrels.

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Go-to recipe: How to make squirrel mulligan

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Some recipes, like this one, are old friends.

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MRE package

How-to recipe: Make Southwest Chicken Corn Chowder from storage foods

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Survival food is sustenance that can be made easily during a survival or emergency situation with simple, long-term storage food items, cooked outdoors, using off-the-grid methods.

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Twelve inch camp oven cooing with charcoal.

Storage food recipe: How to make country hash brown breakfast

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Here’s a tasty breakfast dish made entirely out of storage foods.

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Dutch oven cooking is an efficient way to cook food for large groups of people.

Survival Recipe: How to make Buckaroo Beans with storage foods

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Here’s a fool-proof recipe that is usually recommended to beginners. It’s so tasty, you’ll make it because it is so quick and easy.

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