Survival Recipes

A collection of delicious recipes that can be made with staple foods, the kind you should be stockpiling for emergencies big and small.

How to Make Ironweed Tea

ironweed tea

Ironweed leaves and the root of the plant have both been used to make medicinal teas for centuries. While many homesteaders, farmers, and ranchers have long viewed ironweed as a pesky plant that pops up in pastures, its natural healing benefits could far outweigh the negative aspects long associated with …

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How to Make Cattail Stir Fry

cooking cattail

Cattails have often been called the “supermarket of the swamp” to pay homage to all the amazing dishes you can make from this wild plant. These water loving hardy plants are a rich source of potassium, manganese, starch, phosphorus, as well as vitamins A, B, and C. During different parts …

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Native American Fry Bread Recipe

Fry breads ready

This bread is an easy and delicious one that pioneers learned from contact with Native Americans. It did not require yeast – simply the flour, salt and baking powder from their staple supplies and some oil in which to fry it. The secret is in not over-kneading the dough otherwise …

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How to make Traditional Corn Dodgers

Corn dodgers

Well, there really is no one-and-only traditional recipe to share. The pioneers were out on the trail so they made do with what they had, and families developed their own methods. Corn dodgers basically included the staples that were carted along in the wagon – cornmeal, salt and some bacon …

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How to Make Pinole – Bug Out Bag Food

pinole porridge

When the pioneers crossed America they encountered local tribes, many of whom used pinole. The Mexicans also used pinole – and the tradition has been kept alive in these cultures, resulting in delicious yet healthy food for survivalists, and anyone in fact who would like to try pinole. photo by …

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Couscous Primavera (Freezer Bag Cooking)

Couscous Primavera cooked in freezer bag

Couscous is a great gain, and it does really well when used in Freezer Bag Cooking (FBC). This FBC recipe, Couscous Primavera, make use of Italian flavors to create a warm and satisfying dish with a lot of taste and is filling. This is a great recipe to pull out …

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