DISCUSSION BOARD > Do you have any survival based food recipes that you like?

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March 15, 2011 | Registered CommenterKeith Erwood
People need to keep in mind the amount of water needed o cook food and the cooking time which equates to fuel. Many times fast cook foods like instant rice, Instant Oatmeal, etc. makes more sense by using less fuel. however if you are cooking with wood and have plenty then the long cook has a better shelf life, nutrition, and lower cost.
Canned beans v/s dried beans. canned can be eaten out if the can and require no extra water. Dry need to be soaked and cooked requiring water and fuel. So it's a balancing act.
March 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrepsfo
Hi repsfo,

Very true about being aware of water content when it comes to food preparation after a disaster or even survival situation. I try to maintain a balance between wet and dry foods. One of the more common things lately are people pushing freeze dried food which needs water in most cases during cooking to reconstitute it.

Like your comment, but I was hoping to get some people to share some of their favorite survival/preparedness/minimalist recipes here. I'll see if I can add a few myself during the next week to kick things off.
March 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterKeith Erwood
Simple Rice and Beans

March 26, 2011

Here is a simple recipe good for camping, survival, minimalist, and even those occasions on the weekends when you just want something simple and you can make a lot or batches in small amounts.

½ Cup olive or vegetable oil
4 Cups canned beans
4 Cups rice – cooked

Place ¼ Cup olive oil into a pot and heat over medium flame. Once hot mix equal parts canned beans (red and black beans work best) and left-over or pre-cooked rice. Mix over heat thoroughly and stir occasionally. Add in remainder of oil and continue to heat and stir occasionally until mixture become a bit mushy. Usually about a half hour, but the longer it is cooked the better it will be.

My family usually makes in large batches of at least 4 cups each and will also mix in scrambled eggs in the morning for breakfast. You can use any amount you like so long as it is equal parts. Large batches can be saved in the fridge and reheated on the stove.
March 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterKeith Erwood
can kernel corn
can tomatoes (or fresh)
can black beans
can chicken..5 oz. (can substitute cooked ground beef)

drain corn, beans and add to tomatoes in skillet...season to taste while heating; add chicken, drained; simmer for about 10 minutes not letting stick. Quick, little fuel consumption, but will feed 4 or more.
May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJayJay
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