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How to Make Traditional Bone Broth

How to Make Traditional Bone Broth

In my last post and earlier this week, I covered the ancient art of sourdough bread making, which has been used for centuries and is still a very relevant survival and self-reliance skill today. Sourdough, as well as other forms of naturally fermented foods, have become quite trendy recently, although really, they’ve been around as long as known civilization. Another trendy foodie trend that is a very simple, and useful, skill, is how to make bone broth.  There are many incredibly health benefits of bone broth, which is one of the reasons it is so popular currently. But for a survivalist, […]

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How to Make a Basic Sourdough Loaf (Video)

How to Make a Basic Sourdough Loaf (Video)

I recently posted instructions on how to make your own sourdough starter, and it was received quite well. I thought I’d share a video on how to make the actual bread, because while it is similar to traditional active dry yeast, there are definitely some important techniques and nuances. Please note, this is just one of many methods. You’ll have to experiment with flours,  your starter, your methods, and see what works best for you. But it’s always great to see what real pros do, and this video is perfect for a more technical tutorial. Are You Prepared for This […]

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4 Ways to Fish Without Gear

4 Ways to Fish Without Gear

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So if you ever find yourself in a survival situation, your basic needs will force you to get creative and improvise to survive. If you haven’t built up your knowledge of which wild plants in your area are safe and edible, your safest bet for food in the wilderness is fish. Here are a few simple tips to improvise basic fishing gear so you can survive until rescue!   Make a spear. We’ll show you a few supplementary ways to corral your fish, but the primary way you’ll actually catch them without a […]

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How to Make Cowboy Coffee

How to Make Cowboy Coffee

Coffee has always been one of the staples of the cowboy diet, as well as trappers, hunters, and mountain men of yesteryear. You’ve probably seen the scene many times, in old Western movies or novels, of cowboys sitting around the campfire in the early light of the morning, brewing their coffee in tin pots right over the open flame. While we included a percolator or french press in our list of camp cooking essentials, there’s a simpler way to brew coffee out on the proverbial trail: cowboy coffee.  Whether you’re camping, backpacking, or actually driving cattle back to the ranch, knowing […]

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The No-Nonsense Way to Cook Beans, Fast

The No-Nonsense Way to Cook Beans, Fast

Every prepper knows the value of having a stockpile of dried food in the event of an emergency, or just to keep your grocery bill down! But for all their value as a cheap and shelf-stable source of protein, B vitamins, and minerals, the soaking and cook time involved can make them a bit of a pain. However, this method of quick-cooking dried beans is not only faster and easier, it also retains more of the bean’s nutrients! To start, you’ll need: one pound of dried beans of your choice (black, red, pinto, etc) and ½ tablespoon of salt Large […]

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Tips for Survival Fishing   

Tips for Survival Fishing  

  In some areas, fishing will be the most reliable means of obtaining meat in the wilderness.  It can be done with little, and even no specialized gear.  Here are some tips for success while survival fishing.   Set passive traps whenever possible. This way you can spend your time and energy on other essentials like gathering firewood, building shelter, or signaling for rescue.  Some traps to consider are pipe traps that you could improve using trash bottles that are often found in and around the water, the trigger snare fish trap, and the funnel trap or “Indian fish trap”. Paracord, […]

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Indian Cucumber

Indian Cucumber

It is possible to walk right past food in the forest without ever knowing it.  Not every wild edible is as noticeable as a tree full of ripe apples.  One such plant that might be passed by without taking note of it despite its edibility is Medeola virginiana, better known as Indian cucumber. The edible portion of Indian cucumber is the tuberous root which tastes somewhat like a cucumber, hence the  name. It does not require cooking to be edible, though since it grows in the dirt you probably do want to clean it thoroughly before eating it. Though the […]

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Black Walnut   

Black Walnut  

  It’s always nice in survival when you can get more than one use out of material you gather or from one plant or animal.  Black walnut is a perfect example of this. It can be used medicinally, as well as provide food, and in long term survival it can even be used to help tan hides.  With all of these uses, black walnut is not a tree that you want to be unfamiliar with.  It grows in all but a dozen of the most Western states, and in parts of Canada.  Here is how to use it for medicine and […]

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The Ultimate Survival Food & More

The Ultimate Survival Food & More

Pemmican is a dehydrated survival superfood that is nutritionally complete and incredibly long-lasting. It is made with nothing else but lean meat, tallow, and berries. It was invented by the North American Plains Indians, as a way to store the meat through the winter. It quickly caught on with early Frontiersmen and even British explorers who prized the high nutritional value and portability of pemmican. It’s effortless to make, and you can do so using ingredients that are easy to find and equipment you already have in your kitchen. The recipe for pemmican is from the book ‘The Lost Ways’, […]

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4 Tips to Get More Vegetables Out of Your Garden

4 Tips to Get More Vegetables Out of Your Garden

The ability to grow your own food is one of the most important elements of survival. Whether you’re growing vegetables in a kitchen garden now to save on your grocery bills, or you need to grow them in a survival situation, you’ll want to know a few simple tips to get more out of any home garden. Get Deeper Soil With Raised Beds Raised bed gardens almost always yield more fruits and vegetables because they have deeper, looser, and richer soil. When you build raised beds, you’ll give your plants more room to grow deeper roots, and they’ll then be […]

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Foraging For Beginngers

Foraging For Beginngers

Did you know that the first grocery store only opened its doors 100 years ago? Before then, people bought their food largely from local producers, or they hunted, grew, or found their own. Many people today are getting back to hunting and growing large portions of their food stores, but the practice of foraging hasn’t gained the same kind of popularity. This is a shame, because knowing how to forage for food is not only an essential wilderness survival skill, it’s also a great way to supplement your family’s diet with organic food. Identifying edible wild food is easily done […]

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The Suburban Chicken Blueprint [eBook]

The Suburban Chicken Blueprint [eBook]

Click the image below to download your complimentary copy of The Suburban Chicken Blueprint. Inside You’ll Learn: Why raising chickens can be the best and easiest way to reduce your grocery bill and eat healthy How to raise chickens in almost ANY environment How to keep your chickens happy and healthy Countless timesaving tips and tricks And much, much, more… Download The Suburban Chicken Blueprint   If you want all the hard stuff done for you, click here Having problems downloading or printing? First make sure you have adobe .pdf reader. You can download that free here: get.adobe.com/reader/ Try “Right-Click, Save […]

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