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Cooking Oils and Fats For Preppers

Cooking Oils and Fats For Preppers

This article is about putting back oils and fats for cooking and survival. While I am trying to pick out good choices, I have to say that there is a . . .

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

You won’t be able to pick up cooking oils when the grocery store isn’t available. And, most of the meals we cook on a daily basis need some . . .

How To Make Jerky

How To Make Jerky

Jerky is an ancient food preservation process that fits well into this modern world. There is a word for jerky – dried meat – in almost all regions of the world. The . . .

15 Fantastic Sauces For Preppers

15 Fantastic Sauces For Preppers

Sauces are great for stockpiling because they have a good storage life and provide a lot of flavor to otherwise bland foods. Sauces can also make an excellent base for . . .

Indian Tacos the Prepper Way

Indian Tacos the Prepper Way

Every summer I make my way to several of the native Pow Wows in my area to enjoy the culture and the Indian Tacos. What I find exciting about native . . .

The Ultimate Guide to Cast Iron Skillets & Cookware

The Ultimate Guide to Cast Iron Skillets & Cookware

I love my cast iron skillet. Even though I have had it for less than a year, it is the most used piece of cookware in my home. Perhaps it is nostalgia for what I perceive to be the good old days – think Pa and the boys cooking up some chow on Bonanza – or simply a longing to, in some small way, shun our spit-shined, high tech society.

Whatever the case, I am now really “in” to cast iron.

If you were lucky enough to get some cast iron cookware from Santa, you probably have some anxiety about using it. And even if your are a cast iron diva – well experienced in its glories – you may have some questions about it’s use and care for the long term. Today I offer some suggestions that will guarantee your cooking adventures with cast iron succeed.

1. Seasoning is your friend.
Cast iron needs to be seasoned in order to acquire non-stick capabilities. An unseasoned piece is a disaster waiting to happen. You food will taste like, well, rusty iron. Food will stick like crazy. And clean-up? Forget it.

These days, if you are starting new, you can purchase a pre-seasoned pan. That is what I did. Lodge as well as other manufacturers sell pre-seasoned pans for just a few dollars more than the unseasoned kind. But not to worry if you acquired an old rusted out or unseasoned pan from a friend, relative or thrift store, You can find my instructions for seasoning a cast iron pan from scratch in the tip area below.

How To Make Yogurt & Yogurt Cheese

How To Make Yogurt & Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt has a lot of health benefits and is quite easy to make. Here are some of the advantages of doing it yourself followed up with how to do it . . .

A Prepper’s Guide to Bread Making

A Prepper’s Guide to Bread Making

If you have the skill to make bread at home you’ll reap benefits in cost, taste, and health. But, for most preppers the key benefit is having access to . . .

3 Outdoor Emergency Cooking Options

3 Outdoor Emergency Cooking Options

NOTE: This is a Special Guest Contribution from longtime BackdoorSurvival reader Donna!

In a grid down situation or even a winter snowstorm presenting a temporary 3-4 day power outage . . .