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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 . . .

Cooking With Backdoor Survival: Download a FREE Cookbook

Cooking With Backdoor Survival: Download a FREE Cookbook

If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is that survivalist preppers know how to cook tasty meals from the ingredients in their pantry and garden. Because of that, I put out a call for pantry recipes that could be cobbled together using five ingredients or less. I asked and you came. In a break from our usual prepper fare, today I share with you a compilation of your recipes. What follows is a booklet that includes those recipes along with a hat tip to each submitter. How cool is that?

This is a cookbook for you to keep, to print, and to share. Enjoy!

Cooking Off-Grid with the SolSource Solar Cooker

Cooking Off-Grid with the SolSource Solar Cooker

Harnessing the sun to boil water and cook food is a dream come true for anyone but especially so for preppers and self-sufficiency types who want to reduce their dependence on the electrical grid and traditional sources of cooking fuel. The SolSource Solar Cooker does just that; it harnesses the sun and effortlessly becomes an all-in-one cooker, stove, and grill. Not only that, it is fun to use (actually a blast to use!) and the prepared food is super-delicious.

In this review, I will explain how the SolSource works, from installation through cleanup. In addition, One Earth Designs is giving a complete SolSource Solar Cooker bundle to one lucky ready. This is a $569 value. How cool is that?

Catching, Cleaning, and Cooking Fish for Survival

Catching, Cleaning, and Cooking Fish for Survival

When you think about being out in the woods, what do you envision as a staple meal? Do you see yourself sitting by the fire roasting some fresh venison on a spit? Maybe you live in an area with a great deal of waterfowl, and you can see yourself enjoying some roasted duck? What you imagine in your mind is probably in large part dictated by the environment you live in. Wherever you live, one food that should be on your list of wild food is freshly caught fish.

In this article, you will learn the basics of cooking, cleaning, and cooking fish in a survival situation.

Cooking Off Grid With a Wood Burning Stove

Cooking Off Grid With a Wood Burning Stove

As much as I enjoy reading and learning about living off-grid, nothing interests me more than off-grid cooking using a wood burning stove. Sure, there are rocket stoves, and all sorts of grills available for use outdoors but it is a big, beautiful, antique-style wood-burning stove sitting in the kitchen that captures my imagination.

Alas, at present I do not have the space to add a full-sized wood burning stove to my modern kitchen. That does not preclude my desire to learn as much as I can about off-grid cooking using wood and biomass.

Today I am thrilled to bring us one step closer to learning our way around an off-grid kitchen.

How to Use the Amazing Solo Stove

How to Use the Amazing Solo Stove

Having multiple ways to cook outdoors using biomass is a given in the prepper community. Couple that with being lightweight and portable, and you have an extra useful rocket stove solution for cooking off-grid. Read about the Solo Stove and the Solo Stove Pot 900 plus enter the giveaway to win them for free!

How to Make a Survival Casserole

How to Make a Survival Casserole

If you have fond memories of tuna casserole from the 50s, you are going to love this survival casserole. Taking inspiration from depression era cooking, survival casserole is created from pantry items plus leftover odds and ends just waiting to be put to good use. This is the ultimate comfort food!

8 Reasons Old Cookbooks Are Important

8 Reasons Old Cookbooks Are Important

Old cooking methods use simple ingredients and a minimum amount of equipment. Today I walk down memory lane and explain why you should keep your old cookbooks or, if you don’t already have them, why you should scout some out on the cheap cheap at garage sales, thrift shops, and eBay.

Slow Cooking with the Amazing Wonder Oven

Slow Cooking with the Amazing Wonder Oven

In the pursuit of self-sufficiency, Prepper’s are always looking for innovative ways to cook food.  Part of that comes from our desire to eliminate our dependency on fossil . . .

Is Cooking From Scratch Worth It?

Is Cooking From Scratch Worth It?

One of the dilemmas we all face from time to time is deciding when is it worth it to buy something instead of making it from scratch.  As preppers, the . . .

Meals Ready to Eat – Not!

Meals Ready to Eat – Not!

The concept of a meal in a pouch is not new. For years, military organizations have contracted to have “Meals Ready to Eat” (or MREs) made for distribution to hungry soldiers in the field when a mess kitchen was unavailable.

The evolution of military grade MREs from the 1960’s era to now has resulted in light weight pouches that contain a complete meal sealed into a tidy packet. A typical MRE contains a main course, side dish, bread, dessert, and flameless ration heater. There will also be a napkin, eating utensil and condiments such as salt and pepper. True U.S. military MREs are well marked with the designation “U.S. Government Property, Commercial Resale is Unlawful” although this is a misnomer since there are no laws that forbid the resale of MREs.

Growing, Grinding and Cooking Wheat

Growing, Grinding and Cooking Wheat

When I first started prepping, I was befuddled about wheat. I just simply did not understand why the heck anyone would want to store wheat for survival purposes. After all, you don’t eat it in its raw form? Or do you? And what about cooking with it? Being a bit naïve at the time, I assumed that you had to turn the wheat berries into flour and then the flour in to baked goods. It sure sounded like a lot of work to me..

Today we talk about growing, grinding and cooking wheat.

How to Build an Outdoor Mud Oven for Now and When the SHTF

How to Build an Outdoor Mud Oven for Now and When the SHTF

Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case SHTF situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive.

How to build a mud oven for use now and when the SHTF.

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