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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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Three surefire freshwater fish recipes for outdoor gourmet cooking

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The next best thing to catching fish is eating them. If you’re wondering how to cook those fish outdoors, here are three of my go-to recipes that work every time

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Tasty food improves morale: A WWII Chicken Dinner Story

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Tasty food has an incredible impact on morale. My dad told this story from World War II, where he joined a Louisiana family for a Sunday chicken dinner.

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Make lima Beans and ham with storage foods

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A survival recipe uses simple, staple  ingredients, is easy to cook, and can be prepared in a one-pot setting using a campfire or woodstove. A collection of easy, tasty recipes should be in every survival kit.

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Survival recipes: Award-winning Dutch oven beer-braised rabbit

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In an emergency situation, tasty recipes you can concoct under primitive conditions are a survival tool. Here’s a great recipe for rabbit, either wild or domestic, that can be cooked outside, using the coals from a campfire.

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How to venison | Make fantastic, tasty chicken fried steak

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When it comes to hunting camp cuisine, fast and simple is good. This philosophy also applies to feeding teenagers, especially when they’re athletes and absolutely starving after a day at school followed by a hard workout. This recipe for venison steak covers both bases.

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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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Recipe: Squirrel and rabbit jambalaya

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Jambalaya is a Cajun dish that originated in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It uses a variety of meats and is great for serving large groups of people.

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How to make homemade soup/gravy sauce

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Here is an easy recipe to make gravy or a soup base. With flour and this mix, you can make biscuits and gravy. Put this gravy over rice.

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How to make tasty venison meat loaf in a Dutch oven

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Try this tasty recipe for venison meatloaf that can be made in a Dutch oven. There is comfort food and there is survival food, and there is no reason a recipe can’t be the same for both dishes!

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Recipe: Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake Made With Storage Foods

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As much as I love sauerkraut, anything can get dreadfully boring if that is all there is to to eat day after day. This sauerkraut cake recipe came from an old cookbook, and could have been cooked on the Oregon Trail, or in any number of places along the frontier.

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