Whats for Dinner?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Comeswithbacon, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Comeswithbacon

    Comeswithbacon New Member

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    I think Im not alone when i say that a good dinner and some entertainment is a real morale booster. And i know its going to be hard on you the most when you cant provide for your family when your food runs out because there was only so much your BOB or SHTF bag can carry. Now, i know what your thinking "your BOB is only to hold you off till you reach another location" but i think there is a big chance you could not be able to reach another location for any lots of reasons. Yes you can fish, hunt, and set traps but its not like you are GUARANTEED to get something every time, and if you do how can you cook it in camp so you will want to eat it? What im asking what recipies, and entertainment you have for a time like this.

    Here is what you have: Your BOB and its contents.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Bacon and powdered eggs for starters.

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  3. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    mmmm......breakfast for dinner....
     
  4. Comeswithbacon

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  5. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Bring some fishing line and get some of those yo-yo spools or put line on a nice stick you find and fish the old fashioned way. Hunt using weapons and traps i.e.( pit falls, and what not.)



    Entertainment, Imagination, cards, portable "road trip" games found cheap at wal-mart. These are just a few things you can do that dont take up much space. I have never used yo-yo reels or used a stick and line but hey It's worth a look.
     
  6. CA357

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    Foraging, hunting and fishing are all ways to survive. There will be times of hunger, it's just a fact. Fish don't always bite, game hides and sometimes forage is slim. If someone is out in the woods and can't do those things reliably, they need to head back into town and become zombie fodder.

    A package of rice will supplement things as well and lasts a long time.
     
  7. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    It would be great to see some actual survival recipes, some actual one where you made it with what you brought with you or found while heading to the hills.
     
  8. Comeswithbacon

    Comeswithbacon New Member

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    Yes! thank you. So far you are the only one who gets it!
     
  9. opaww

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    Just make sure it has Bacon in it. Anything with Bacon in it can't be all bad
     
  10. Gus556

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    Squirrels w/ red beans and rice.

    One cup dried red beans, soak for at least 5 hours.
    1 cup white rice.
    3-4 squirrels.
    I keep a spice pack in my BOB and I have a lot of spices in my supply room.
    Measure off 4 tablespoons each of season salt and black pepper then 3 tablespoons garlic powder.
    Cook squirrels until 3/4 done on open fire. remove from bone and set aside (let sit in drippings of you can cook on a pan)

    Cook beans until almost tender
    Add in rice and squirrel meat w/ drippings.
    Add in season salt, black pepper, and garlic powder
    let simmer until all cooked (rice and beans are tender)
     
  11. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    That sounds good
     
  12. Gus556

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    Roasted goose w/ wild leeks and fiddleheads.

    Fiddleheads for those that dont know: Fiddlehead fern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I canadian goose, 1/2lb leeks, 1lb fiddleheads.

    In a dutch oven place your goose (you may need to cut it to fit) with about 1" of water and put in 1/2 of your leeks (1/4 lb). Cook goose with a little black pepper on top. Roast goose until nearly done (fiddleheads cook in about 10 minutes).
    Add in the rest of the leeks and add fiddle heads with 5 cups of water. If you dont have a big enough dutch oven, you can cook the leeks and fiddleheads in a seperate cooking pot and add when complete OR you can add the contents of the dutch oven to a larger cooking aparatus (a canning pot for example) cook on a low boil for about 10 minutes. Cook with some salt and some more pepper and garlic powder to taste. If you have flour you can add that to the juice and thicken it up to make a nice hearty gravy.
     
  13. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I am getting hungry Gus and I just ate
     
  14. Gus556

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    Simple venison chili:

    Take the less desirable tough parts of venison or venison jerky you made because you know smoked meat lasts a long time and add to a brine of simple salt water. Let soak for a few hours.
    Soak dried beans for at least 5 hours (any bean you like, I use navy beans for this) I use 1 lb of beans.

    Drain brined meat and rinse.
    Drain beans and put in cooking pot. Fill with water until beans are covered with 1-2" water. Cook beans until 1/2 done and add meat. Cook for another couple hours on a lower heat. Add in chili powder to taste. Add season salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper.
    I like to add in some elbow macaroni to stretch the recipe to feed more folks but you can withhold that if you dont want it. If you choose to go with the noodles, you can add them after you add the meat or you can cook them seperate and add them in when you dine.
     
  15. Gus556

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    I can do this for hours, I spent a lot of time out in the bush and have made some really good meals.
     
  16. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Keep going, I am getting some good stuff here.
     
  17. Gus556

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    Rabbit tacos:

    1-2 rabbits
    corn flour
    corn starch
    eggs
    taco seasoning or chipotle seasoning (or both)
    Leeks
    dried tomatoes

    Dice up rabbit meat into small pieces
    Cook on medium heat with some oil (rendered animal fat works well for this)
    Add your taco seasoning and hit it with some chipotle seasoning. When done place meat in a bowl and let stand while you make the soft taco shells.

    Soak your dried tomatoes until they are rehydrated and kinda tender.

    Shred leeks (you may want ot saute them, I like them fresh for this for the crunch.

    Shells: in a mixing bowl add 2 cups mesa, 1 tsp starch, and 3 eggs. add in a hit of season salt. If you have some sugar, add in 2 tsp (you can substitute with honey or molasses) pour in water until you have someting the consistancy of a thicker pancake batter.
    On a flat griddle or fry pan pour on a little oil (again animal fat works) and fry on each side until a golden brown.

    Place rabbit meat on shell, top with leeks and tomatoes. If you have a little tobasco sauce, give it a hit of that.
     
  18. Gus556

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    How about dessert?

    5 cups of wild berries.
    Flour
    eggs
    baking soda
    baking powder
    Whiskey

    Take the berries and cook them down in a pot with a couple cups of water and one cup of whiskey. Add sugar, honey, molasses...or give it a smaller shot of all three.

    Make a batter with the flour. Now, for best results use milk (cow, goat, sheep, people whatever you can get) but you dont NEED milk, you can use water.

    Take a couple cups of flour and add in a couple teaspoons of baking powder and baking soda. Add in 3 eggs and a cup of milk. When you make this you can leave the batter a little stiff. Cook on fry pan in sizes about the size of a baseball. Cook until golden brown then add a layer of berries then a layer of pancake, then berries.....you get the hint. If it was a hard day of fightin or buildin, make a tall stack. If you are in a rush, make a short stack.
     
  19. Gus556

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    Instead of me just piling out recipes, tell me what you got to work with and let me match it up with recipes I have. I say that because I have about 3 notebooks full of recipes I came up with and I could spend a LOT of time just throwing out ideas.

    I always advocate having lots of supplies as far as spices, flour, rice, beans, baking supplies and such. So most of my recipes involve stuff readily available in nature combined with my supplies. I can tone it down and revise such things according to what I have on hand to work with.