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Survial cooking recipe list...

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by aceofblades, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. runningboar


    May 27, 2006
    Make a solution of pickling salt and brown sugar just to the point an egg floats, soak your filets in that for a few hours, remove from solution, rinse and smoke. MMMMMM, good. I use a dehydrator quite a bit and often when I smoke fish I dehydrate it till it is fish jerky, tasty, nutritious and keeps very well. Chris
  2. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Tin of Bully Beef with any veggies you've been able to 'confiscate' from gardens or scrounge.
    Smoked herring in tins.
    Good slab of rich fruitcake
    Strong tea
    And I'm keen on that minute rice&prawn as mentioned earlier, anything that solidifies your intestines on a hike is welcome.Nothing worse than a dose of the runs when outdoors (or in!)
  3. aceofblades


    Oct 30, 2006
    Maybe we could see about this becoming a sticky?
  4. runningboar


    May 27, 2006
    I see a lot of people in this thread mentioning canned food, man that stuff is heavy and most of the time not very good for you. If you are creative with home dehydrated food, meat, vegetables, fruit, potato flakes, noodles and flat bread you can eat a lot better for longer.

    Some cornmeal, dehydrated vegetables, fishing gear, my pistol and various spices have done me good as well. Chris
  5. nephildevil

    nephildevil Banned BANNED

    Apr 30, 2007
    i might try that, without the smoking then, coz i just got an oven to dehydrate in nthing to smoke with

    in that fish pic i just added salt to the solution until it was saturated, w<hich was obviously way too much salt
  6. runningboar


    May 27, 2006
    If you have a cardboard box and some woodchips you have something to smoke with.;)

    Remember to rinse your fish before you dry it or you are liable to have more salty fish. If it is too salty you can soak it in hot water to rehydrate then throw the water out and it is not bad. Chris
  7. nephildevil

    nephildevil Banned BANNED

    Apr 30, 2007
    sounds like i still need a garden, to put the cardboard box^^
  8. sasha


    Feb 28, 2006
    Well every year i get the all family out to catch some Grunion. This year i had one and a half 5 gallon buckets full of the fish. In each im gussing about 40-50lb. We deep fry them with French Frys ( tried the real French but they dont go easy). The rest i salt and dry. I make about 300 fish at a time. Here is a pic of some, my dad raided some of the fish already. Later it was my sis, my brother in law likes to have them with some beer when company shows up. Well her is the pic.

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  9. sasha


    Feb 28, 2006
  10. Mentor


    Nov 27, 2004
    Nice thread. I'm going to bookmark this one.

    Most of my camping trips here in Canada are close to fresh water (be it lakes and streams in Ontario and Quebec or glacial lakes and mountain springs in BC). As such, I pack lots of dehydrated food, and leave the cans behind. I usually end up hauling 50% of my food back out of the bush, since it's meant to be a back-up in case the fish aren't biting (which they usually are!).

    For breakfast, you can't go wrong with Quaker oatmeal packets and Musli. Add hot water to the oatmeal, top with Musli, and for an added treat, throw in a few dates or dried apricots. It's a hearty breakfast - good fuel for a day hike that doesn't involve a lunch break.

    I'll second nephildevil on the bread and sausage. I sometimes pack some aged cheddar as well. The temperature us usually low enough at night where I camp that the cheese and meat won't go bad over the course of a week or so.

    Other meals consist of dehydrated veggies with noodles or rice.

    For fish seasoning, I pack a 'mini-kit' with little containers of salt, lemon pepper, and pepper, along with some whole cloves of garlic (it keeps well), and a little bottle of olive oil. For my money, you can't get better than fresh-caught Kokanee fillets (scaled, but skin still on), pan-seared with some diced garlic, salt, and oil.

    Finally, while I usually try to keep my pack light, I consider good coffee to be almost as high on the priority scale as a flashlight or camp knife. I pack a collapsible anodized steel French press (Bodum) with some nice dark roast. I could be lost in the bush for a week and only call it an 'emergency' once the java ran out. :D

    All the best,

    - Mike
  11. aceofblades


    Oct 30, 2006
    any chance of a sticky?
  12. aceofblades


    Oct 30, 2006
    bump for more people to read/post
  13. scpower


    Apr 14, 2006
    Great thread!
  14. Tim the Slugman

    Tim the Slugman

    Jun 9, 2005
    kipper snacks, snickers Marathon bars, rice packets, that are already cooked(red beans & rice) just heat up in boiling water in the bag! tea, sugar, salt, very small bottle of hot sauce!
  15. Helle


    Dec 9, 2005
    A canoe trip favorite for me is about 4 cups of water a bag of broccoli and cheese soup add a pack of ramen noodles along with a foiled pack of tuna. Cook until the noodles are soft. Usually serves four.

  16. z17813


    May 21, 2002
    Yeah gotta give another mention to ramen/instant noodles and hot sauce, together they are great plus sooo many things you can do with them.
    If you have run a bit low on supplies have your ramen with just hot sauce and use the flavour sachet to make a soup to strech the supplies.
    In a genuine survival type situation boiling food is often the best thing to do to it in terms of killing bacteria, maintaing nutrients etc. however if you boil the heck out of things it often tastes terrible, hot sauce to the rescuse.
    Powdered eggs and hot sauce mmmm.
    When I went camping a lot I used to get this really strong oily anchovy paste from asian groceries a tiny bit on crackers/salted biscuits is good, a little with noodles is good, if you have staples like flour it is good for camp pizza's.
  17. aceofblades


    Oct 30, 2006
    bump... for the people
  18. bulbboy


    May 29, 2005
    Great ideas guys!! Thanks
  19. jcs71


    Mar 30, 2006
    I thought of something no one has mentioned and that is packing along some bouillon cubes. They come in many flavors. I have of course the classic beef and chicken, but there is also tomato, garlic, garlic and onion, vegetable as well as others. They are small and can be used for spicing things up as well as making broth to drink or broth for a meal. Chicken broth with pepper tastes good on a cold morning.:)
  20. bulbboy


    May 29, 2005
    another great idea

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