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Using Tree Bark Flours

A Scandinavian tradition for cooking and survival
Monday, November 21, 2016, 1:36 PM

An interesting exploration of the use of various tree barks for baking and cooking with.  Definitely a unique addition to the pantry.

http://waldenlabs.com/tree-bark/

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CC BY 2.0 Lindsay Eyink

How to cook with a mid-summer CSA box

Getting creative with your summer bounty
Monday, August 1, 2016, 4:40 PM

Some good ideas on how to cook with and utilized all the wonderful food you can get from your CSA box or garden.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/how-cook-mid-summer-csa-box.html

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Getting Started with Cast Iron Cooking

A basic set of cookware to get you started
Monday, February 16, 2015, 9:50 PM

If you have always wanted to take the dive into cooking with cast iron, here is an opportunity to get a complete and functional set of pans and a dutch oven from Lodge at a great price.  Cast iron is a daily use cookware in my own kitchen and every home should have a set - it lasts forever!   (hat tip to SHTF DAD for the link)

Lodge 5-Piece Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Cookware Set

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Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

The Truth About Cast Iron Pans

7 Myths That Need To Go Away
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 1:24 PM

If you have ever wanted to incorporate some cast iron cookware into your food prep routine but was hesitant based on what you had heard about maintaining / seasoning or other drawbacks to cooking with it - don't hesitate any longer.  The following article really dispels the myths of cast iron cookware and will give you the confidence in your newly acquired pans.  (I personally cook with cast iron every single day and for most meals.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner!)

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/11/the-truth-about-cast-iron.html

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How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

Simple steps to getting ready.
Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:01 PM

Learn the simple steps to cleaning and preparing to use cast iron cookware. 

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/clean-cast-iron-cookware-zm0z14aszsor.aspx#axzz3Alj1BeLn

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youtube.com/watch?v=kmDYUrVHPWc

Cinderblock Rocket Stove

The "4 Block" Rocket Stove!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:04 PM

A great video showing you how to make a very inexpensive and highly functional rocket stove with cinderblocks.

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© Gosun

Innovative New Solar Cooker

Gosun evacuated tube solar cooker
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 4:03 PM

A new design for a solar cooker that has the potential to change the way people think about solar cooking and energy-free food prep.

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/gosun-stove-reinvents-solar-cooking.html

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15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking

Incredible cooking results with these vital dutch oven tips
Monday, September 2, 2013, 7:33 PM

A great set of tips to get you started on cooking with a dutch oven and improve your overall results.

http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/living-well-15-secrets-to-dutch-oven-cooking/

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How to Cook with Hot Rocks

A cooking survival skill
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 7:21 PM

When stuck in the wilderness without your titanium cookset, or you find yourself in a pinch and need a hot meal, look to the skill of heating water and cooking with hot rocks to keep your water safe and prepare your food.

http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2013/07/survival-skills-how-cook-hot-rocks

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The Prepper's Cookbook

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:45 PM

If you are looking for an easy to digest intro into prepping and food storage for emergencies and also get great ideas and recipes for using your stored food, then take a look at The Prepper's Cookbook.

Amazon Description:

STOCK YOUR PANTRY TO SURVIVE ANY DISASTER

When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years.

Packed with tips for off-grid cooking, canning charts for over 20 fruits and vegetables, and checklists for the best emergency pantry items, The Prepper’s Cookbook will have you turning shelf-stable, freeze-dried and dehydrated foods into delicious, nutritious dishes your family will love eating.

Having the knowledge and book resources on hand to utilize your preps can make your efforts more effective and your results more successful in both times of leisure and in an emergency.  Share your stories of success and failure while cooking with your preps in the comments section below.