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Cooking on Car Engines

Posted: 1st November 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Survival Cooking & Recipes
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Almost since the beginning of automobiles, people have been using the heat generated from the engine to cook food.  Today it is a popular way to have a delicious meal ready while you’re traveling long distances.  For preppers, it could be an excellent way to have a healthy meal cooked and ready to eat, even while on the move.  Cooking on car engines is one of many alternative cooking options preppers should have available to them. The heat from a typical car engine can cook anything from fish to a roast, hot dogs or even toast. There are recipe books out there for ‘carbequing’ or you can just experiment with trial and error.  Like all cooking, it takes a little […]

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How To make Cheese overnight by Survival-Warehouse.com If you are a cheese lover like me you will love this recipe.  You only need three ingredients; Milk, salt, and lime juice or vinegar.  That’s right you don’t need rennet, tartaric acid, calcium chloride, etc. to make cheese. This is what you will need: One gallon of Whole Milk (You can use pasteurized or raw milk but not ultra-pasteurized) 1/2 cup of Lime Juice (about 4 limes) or 1/4 cup of White Vinegar Salt non-aluminum pot Strainer or Colander Cheesecloth Candy Thermometer (optional) Directions:  Place the gallon of milk in a large, non-aluminum pot. Bring the pot to a medium-low heat for about 10 minutes or until it looks like it’s about […]

A Year of Food Storage for $300.

Posted: 10th August 2012 by Rod Hill in Survival Cooking & Recipes
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  I have come across an amazing find, thanks to a FB friend; I have learned how to add enough food to my storage to feed us (2 adults and two kids) for a year!  This is a combination of legumes, grains, beans etc that provides balanced, nutritious meals daily very cheap.  The thing I love about this recipe is that it can be changed in many different ways by adding left over meats, vegetables, dry vegetables, TVP, potatoes, etc. This recipe has been around the internet for years now, but this is the first time I have seen it.  I have researched for hours on ways to get a years’ worth of food storage for a reasonable cost and […]

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Solar Cookers D.Y.I. Solar cookers allow you to cook food (albeit more slowly) without electricity or fuel- simply through the power of the sun. They are a lifesaver in many places in the third world, where wood or fuel for cooking can be scarce and expensive, and cooking with them can be a hazard in the small enclosed spaces people tend to live in.   But solar cookers can be useful to those in the first world as well. If you ever lose power for an extended period of time in an emergency, a solar cooker offers an alternative means of cooking and boiling water. They can be useful if you own a lot of property or spend a lot […]

DIY and recipe books from the pioneers

Posted: 12th February 2012 by Preppers in Survival Cooking & Recipes
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DIY and recipe books from the pioneers   What you can do with pine resin.   Guest post by: Craig Meade   I am a collector and user of how-to, DIY and recipe books from the pioneers and settlers of the 1800s and earlier.   I’ve got hundreds of books from the period and have seen if not tried thousands of the how-to instructions they contain.   They are all pre-petroleum and pre-electric ways of doing things.  Which might just be handy to know one day in the future.   I offer useful chapters from these books for free download at my website:  www.PioneerHandbooks.com.   One of the things you quickly notice when reading these books is the absolute importance of […]

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Dutch Oven Cooking with Food Storage Have you ever wondered how you would cook your food storage when there is no gas or electricity for any length of time? There is a real possibility that this could happen. For instance, ice storms that take out power lines for weeks, tornadoes that do the same, earthquakes breaking natural gas and electrical lines, or a virus in the computer system of the power company. Any of these emergencies could happen to us today. Think about it. There’s not always sun to use your solar oven, the barbeque doesn’t bake bread very well, and that camp stove is going to run out of fuel if you have to use it for very long.  […]

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So what happens when SHTF and you run out of yeast? Well there is yeast in the air we breathe all around us as well as in the flour we use to bake bread. All you need to do is set out a bowl of food to capture and grow it. This is called sourdough. To make sourdough bread, you need a sourdough starter. Here is what you will need… Flour Water A glass bowl to keep it in…clear glass with a lid will be best as you can use this to keep your starter in. Yup, that’s it. In your bowl, mix · ½ cup flour · ½ cup water Day 1 Combine the flour and water in the […]

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Dutch Oven Cooking with Food Storage   By Archie and Linda Dixon Have you ever wondered how you would cook your food storage when there is no gas or electricity for any length of time? There is a real possibility that this could happen. For instance, ice storms that take out power lines for weeks, tornadoes that do the same, earthquakes breaking natural gas and electrical lines, or a virus in the computer system of the power company. Any of these emergencies could happen to us today. Think about it. There’s not always sun to use your solar oven, the barbeque doesn’t bake bread very well, and that camp stove is going to run out of fuel if you have […]

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  BASIC ESSENTIAL UTENSILS FOR OPEN FIRE COOKING Over a century and a half ago almost all cooking in America was done over an open fire, a method of preparing food that dates back to prehistoric times when freshly killed game was roasted over campfires. As man became more civilized, the campfire was abandoned in favor of large indoor fireplaces, most of them spacious enough to roast a whole pig. Fireplace equipment evolved gradually. Spits, for example, which were originally long poles or iron bars were turned by hand. Roasting on a spit is unique to open-fire cooking and cannot be duplicated on modern stoves. Properly done spit-roasted meat develops a flavorful outside crust but remains tender and juicy inside. The […]

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I just completed the little Smoke House this weekend. I have been racking my brain for some time now on a design that would fit the Mini Farm. Most designs I have seen are simple wood or brick boxes with the fire box buried a small distance away from it. I decided to go with the water tower look.                                                 This is not a cooker, just a smoker. After sugar curing the hams, sausage and bacon in the house, the meat will then be placed in here for a few days to give it that wonderful smoked […]