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.

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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Basic Survival Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread after baking

When you are talking about recipes for any kind of survival situation a good cornbread recipe is a must. Cornbread, a staple in any southern kitchen, is delicious, versatile, and easy to make. It can be used for any meal and requires only a few ingredients. In this article, we …

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Red Beans and Rice Survival Recipe

beans and rice with hot sauce

If there is any recipe that you need to know to make better use of your food stores, it’s Red Beans & Rice. This versatile and easy to cook dish tastes fantastic and is cheap, healthy, and easy. A southern staple, this meal can be made as a side dish, …

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Beef Stroganoff (Freezer Bag)

FBC Beef Stroganoff

Here is a Freezer Bag Cooking (FBC) recipe that is tried and true, and that I have personally made numerous times both on the trail and at home. This beef stroganoff recipe is very filling and makes use of some different flavors and ingredients than the more common FBC recipes. …

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Pioneer Cornmeal Pancakes Survival Recipe

Delicious cornmeal pancake

When the wagons rolled west they were supplied with basics that would last for months like cornmeal, flour, and baking soda from which various meals were concocted to go with whatever the pioneers could hunt. Sometimes it was deer, sometimes a rabbit or some squirrels, and they foraged for various …

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