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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.

Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

10 reasons your venison tastes “gamey” (and what you can do about it)

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Don’t like venison because it tastes gamey or musky? Solve these problems and enjoy the feast.

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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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Make gluten free corn cakes from storage foods

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I’ve been cutting back on eating wheat. But it is challenging to replace favorite foods that are wheat based. Here’s one for the recipe file.

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Mule deer bucks forage through the snow.

Venison | Try Bob’s Minnesota Venison Jerky for a tasty, quick energy snack

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Jerky recipes can help you enjoy the hunt long after the season is over.

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Go-to recipe: How to make squirrel mulligan

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If you want to convert some squirrel meat into a gourmet dish, try this recipe.

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Foil wrap campfire cooking | Make easy, tasty meals for outdoor energy

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What happens if you end up with a campfire, some food, and a piece of aluminum foil – can you combine those to make a tasty meal?

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Crappie are a prolific panfish, widely distributed and fun to catch and eat! (ODFW photo)

Recipe: Crappie chowder, a tasty way to cook panfish with storage foods

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A great comfort food on a cold night, or in camp after a successful day of fishing is chowder. If you can use some of the catch to make dinner that night, that is an added bonus.

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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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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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Three never fail Dutch oven recipes for campfire cooking

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New to Dutch oven cooking? These recipes are (virtually) foolproof. Learn how to wow your camping crowd with breakfast, dinner and dessert.

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