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Survival foods start with a healthy and abundant pantry of storage foods. Get good recipes, tips and techniques for using survival foods from your storage food pantry.

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Save the Planet: Nalgene water bottles can help reduce plastic trash and pollution

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It seems Nalgene water bottles have been around forever. But actually, it’s only been 70 years. Here is why they have lasted so long, and why I have to many of the Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth bottles.

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The best way to show respect for a harvested animal is to use every part.

How to make bone broth for healthy – and delicious – soups and stews

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Bone broth is a super food that can easily be made by boiling bones. Here’s what you need to know.

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This Bark River Sahara worked really well as a hunting knife.

How to clean an elk heart and make fajitas from it

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When it comes to comfort foods, Mexican-style is one of my favorites. Here’s how to make one of my go-to dishes, using elk heart.

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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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