Ever heard an exhilarating tale of a family out on a simple weekend excursion cooking a delicious dinner over an open fire. Or maybe keeping their cooler just outside the tent for the night (the lid on, of course…), only to have a near-death experience. Not to mention a speedily depleted supply due to the unexpected company of a bear or some other famished animal?
We are a proud nation and we somehow forgot the struggles we had to endure to get to the point we are today. The great depression years are unknown to many people and those times are being slowly covered by the dust of time. I refuse to let that knowledge die and I’ve gathered a few great depression recipes to show you how people were struggling to survive back then and how they had to improvise with the little stuff they had.
Way back in 2012, we visited France and met some friends who made this beautiful country their second home. We learned a lot about the culture, the cuisine and pretty much everything we can think of. Since our friends like to go hunting for waterfowl, they also showed us how to preserve it using a traditional French method called Confit. This meat preservation method can become quite useful for preppers and hunters, so make sure to read forward.
Biltong is a delicious snack that millions of people love to have. It is a kind of dried and cured meat and it is widely popular in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Different kind of meats is used for producing Biltong in different regions, which include game meat, beef, and some other types of meat.
Rice beer is an alcoholic beverage found throughout Asia, and there is a rich history behind it. It is highly appreciated in the Asian culture because everyone can afford to make it at home and it also has a good taste. As you will see in this article, rice beer is a beverage that can be easily made from resources you store in your pantry.
I learned how to make my own homemade vinegar a few years ago. I had been interested in making my own for some time since it’s something my grandparents used to do. It’s a good practice to make your own homemade vinegar as this product is recommended for preppers to stockpile. It has many survival uses, it will save you money and it’s easy to make.
I’m fascinated by the old ways of living and my mother and grandmother were the ones that showed me how to do things the old-fashioned way. I love to bake and I often surprise my family and friends with old recipes. Making pioneer sourdough is one of the teachings I try to pass on and I’m sure this will help people when supermarkets will be closed.
I’ve been preserving and processing herbs from my garden for years now. I honestly can imagine my cooking without them and I make sure I always have some in my pantry. Survival foods can become dull after a while and you won’t be able to prepare tasty meals without herbs.
Eggs are not only healthy; they’re also very versatile. You can fry or boil them. You can also poach or bake them. If you like to bake, then you would know that most baking recipes also call for the use of eggs. With the many different ways of cooking eggs, how can you not love this food?
Our ancestors used wild plant-based flours on a daily basis and it was a reliable food source back then. They were turning wild plants into flour and use it in recipes, eaten alone or added to other grain-based meals. The following 6 wild plants are being used even today to make flour, but few people keep this knowledge alive.
One of my essential pieces of equipment that I use during my camping trips is the Dutch Oven. I’ve used it extensively during my trips and I can tell you that nothing compares to Dutch Oven cooking. Once you master its secrets, there is no limit to what you can cook in a Dutch Oven.
Cooking with cast iron is an art and requires a lot of practice to master it. If not cared for properly your cast iron cookware can rust and become unusable. Here is what you need to know to restore cast iron cookware.
If you hunt to supplement your protein diet, you have a lot of options when it comes to wild game. Besides making burger and stakes, you should look into other options to diversify your diet. Making wild game jerky is an ideal option for the hunters out there.