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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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Propane or gas: How to choose a lantern and/or stove fuel

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Should you get a propane or gas lantern or stove? Tank or canister? What are the advantages, disadvantages and what considerations should you be aware of?

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Mark's hardtack recipe is tasty and nutritious!

Try making hardtack: A great, cheap addition to your survival gear

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Even after yeast was discovered by the Egyptians, there was a purpose for unleavened breads. Hardtack has been an emergency ration for hundreds of years.

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Stinging nettles are come of the first herbs to come up in the spring. They have many uses.

Stinging nettles: A tasty perennial waiting to be picked right now

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They look like weeds, but stinging nettles are a very useful – and tasty – herb that grows wild. They have medicinal value. too. Here’s how to identify and use them.

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

How to put on a fish fry to cook panfish

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A fish fry is a great way to cook panfish, while putting on a traditional July Fourth party. Here’s how to do it.

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This improvised block rocket stove could be invaluable after a natural disaster strikes.

Build an emergency biomass block stove for $4

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Suppose you have to boil water for purification and need an effective way to do it. Here’s how to make a biomass stove out of concrete blocks

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Survival Recipes: How to make waterfowl gumbo

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A successful waterfowl hunter may end the season with a bunch of ducks and geese in the freezer. So how do you cook them so everyone can enjoy them? My favorite waterfowl dish is gumbo. There are dishes, such as this one, that just don’t taste as good unless you use a strong-tasting game bird such as a duck or goose in them.

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Pinto beans are a standard storage food staple, and cooking them is easy.

Biomass stove survival cooking video: How to make Re-fried Beans

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Beans are a staple of long term food storage, and for good reason. But how can you serve beans regularly, while still adding some variety?

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Pioneer recipe: How to make hoe cakes or Johnnycakes

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Talk about a time-tested recipe! Hoe cakes, or Johnnycakes, have been used as trail food for pioneers, Indians, soldiers and anyone who needed to carry food while traveling.

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Recipe video: Cook salmon by a fire pit in the traditional Indian way

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Salmon were as important to the northwest indigenous people as the buffalo were to the tribes on the plains. Here’s how the Indians cooked the salmon.

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How to make your own sourdough starter

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For the prepper/survivalist, sourdough baking is a practical method of bread baking. You don’t have to worry about running out of yeast, and once you acquire a taste for sourdough bread, other types seem bland and tasteless. But first you have to have the starter. It is not difficult to create.

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