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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.

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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Mark's hardtack recipe is tasty and nutritious!

Include these simple flour recipes in your survival gear

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Good, practical recipes can help you make the most efficient use of basic food staples in a survival situation! What happens during a survival situation, when you end up with a bag of flour, some baking powder, a campfire and hungry children?

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Soapmaking 101 tips for a survival situation

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The ability to make soap during a survival situation can be really important! Here’s some tips from soapmaking expert Karla Moore on how to make a useable hand and body soap, using only two ingredients, and what tools you will need!

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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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