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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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Check out this Dutch oven squirrel recipe

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Subsistence hunting is nothing new, nor was it ever limited to indigenous people. Small game, especially squirrels and rabbits, can be an important part of a survival diet. Here’s how to cook squirrel in a Dutch oven.

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Recipe: Dutch Oven Duck and Sausage Gumbo

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To say you’re going to make gumbo is more a statement of purpose. This recipe has evolved over many years to fit my personal preferences.

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water containers, store water

How much water is enough to survive?

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Without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration sets in. Why do many people keep extra food, but don’t store water?

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Stock Your Prepper Food Pantry on an Affordable Budget

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For a little bit of money, you can have a well stocked food pantry that keeps your family healthy and comfortable during a natural disaster. Invest in your family’s safety now and feel confident that you can survive anything.

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kerosene lanterns, emergency lighting,

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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kerosene lanterns, emergency lighting,

These ten old tech gadgets will be handy when the electricity goes out

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Here are some old tech items that could be really valuable when the power grid goes down.

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venison camp fire roast

Survival Recipes: How to make onion soup mix for campfire cooking

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Onion soup mix is a base for my go-to venison recipe: High Speed Venison. The mix is useful in just about anything that relies on a tasty soup base.

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baked sourdough rolls, Dutch oven cooking

Dutch Oven Recipe: Sourdough Italian herb dinner rolls

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This award-winning Sourdough Italian Herb Dinner Rolls recipe has incredible flavor. The recipe uses a cast iron Dutch oven and charcoal, but can be done in a conventional oven.

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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.

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Pilot bread

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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