My First Attempt at Homemade Pemmican

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First of all, I would like to thank Paul for sending me an email regarding pemmican recipes. This article is in response to his email you can read here. Pemmican was originally created by Native Americans and later adopted by European settlers and trappers. It is considered a high energy food that is predominantly protein and fat, but vegetables, fruits, and/or nuts can be added as well. It was traditionally made by drying lean meat Continue ReadingMy First Attempt at Homemade Pemmican

How to Practice Hunting When You’re Not Hunting

Hi to all 72 Hour Bug Out Bag readers. My name is Red, and I author the RedneckSurvivalist.  I’ve been invited to write a blog post for this blog, so here it is, I hope you don’t get too offended. I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again – if you’re a vegetarian you’re going to die. If I came off sounding like a jerk there, I’m sorry. I’m not trying to be a jerk Continue ReadingHow to Practice Hunting When You’re Not Hunting

Survival Food Part 5: Birds and Other Animals

This is probably my favorite installation of my “survival food” series. Growing up on a farm in Ohio, I was raised to appreciate and respect nature and all that it has to offer us – especially the tasty critters that are always running around! In a survival situation, red meat might end up saving your life. With a little bit of know-how and tools in your bug out bag, you will be able to greatly Continue ReadingSurvival Food Part 5: Birds and Other Animals

Survival Food Part 4: Fish and Other Seafood

“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb Hopefully after reading this article, you will be able to eat well in any survival situation close to water. Fish are very high in protein, vitamins, and Omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat). Fish also happens to be one of my favorite meals, and I know I would Continue ReadingSurvival Food Part 4: Fish and Other Seafood

How to Make a Minnow Trap Out of A Plastic Bottle

In the video below I show how to make a minnow trap out of a 2 liter plastic bottle. This is a GREAT survival skill to know when it comes to how to catch food for your survival. Materials needed: 2 Liter Plastic Bottle (or jug), 550 Para Cord (or string), survival knife

Survival Food Part 3: Insects

I’ve already covered what to pack and how to find wild edible plants. The thought of eating something slimy, crunchy, squishy, that has legs, is looking at you, or might bite you back is probably hard to stomach for most of us. The fact is this – insects are most likely going to be the most abundant and easily gathered source of protein, fats, and carbohydrates that you will be able to find in a Continue ReadingSurvival Food Part 3: Insects

Survival Food Part 2 – What to Know: Plants

In a survival situation, packing certain needed supplies in your bug out bag puts you ahead of the game and is highly recommended. What happens when your survival situation lasts longer than expected and your food supplies run out? Knowledge of wild edible plants can supplement your supplies and keep you alive longer than your supplies alone would. There are a multitude of books on the market regarding plant identification. The SAS Revised Edition Survival Continue ReadingSurvival Food Part 2 – What to Know: Plants

Survival Food: The Edibility Test in 6 Steps

Here are the steps to take to see if a plant/food item is edible in a survival situation: 1. Do not eat anything for 8 hours prior to performing the test, and then rub your selected piece in the bend of your elbow trying to get as much juice out of it as possible. If there is no rash, burning, redness, etc. after 15 minutes go on to step 2. 2. Rub your selected piece Continue ReadingSurvival Food: The Edibility Test in 6 Steps

Survival Food: MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)

MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) are great survival foods. Each MRE has a main course, one side, crackers or bread, a peanut butter/jelly/cheese spread, some sort of dessert plus candy, beverage powder, a heater, and sometimes hot sauce or chili powder. Even though MREs are meant to be eaten three times a day, you can easily survive on one a day for a short period of time during an emergency. The heater is water activated Continue ReadingSurvival Food: MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)