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The Fantastic EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove Reviewed

The Fantastic EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove Reviewed

When I first got an EcoZoom Versa rocket stove back in 2011, I  barely knew how to start a fire, let alone keep one going.  These days, I am pretty…

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 this…

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, having a…

Best Rocket Stoves To Make Yourself Or Purchase

Best Rocket Stoves To Make Yourself Or Purchase

Rocket stoves are popular right now. Like any type of camping gear you can spend a few dollars or hundreds. Before you go out and buy a propane gas camp…

Finding The Best Solar Oven System For Your Needs

Finding The Best Solar Oven System For Your Needs

Solar ovens are a popular cooking choice for those who have the right environmental conditions. In this guide, I’ll discuss what to consider when buying a solar oven and  suggestions…

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!

Simple Comforts: How and Why You Should Make Your Own Bread

Simple Comforts: How and Why You Should Make Your Own Bread

When you think of homemade goodness and simple comforts, you think of bread. Learn how and why you should make your own bread. Recipe included!

Emergency Cooking with the Flamelite BurnBox

Emergency Cooking with the Flamelite BurnBox

Having all of the food in the world is not going to help you if, following an emergency, you have no way to cook it. Heck, even during a short…

How to Make Whole Wheat Bread Using the WonderMix

How to Make Whole Wheat Bread Using the WonderMix

For years I have coveted a real dough mixer.  You know the kind; a mixer with a huge dough hook so I could bake 4, 5, or even 6 loaves…

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.