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Prepared Meals in a Jar

Tonight my wife is teaching some classes in making prepared meals in a jar.  She has quite a selection of different meals prepared to take to the class.  So I grabbed a couple of quart jars and thought I would … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash, a Different Way to Cook It

Since we have been on the Adkins Diet we have lost quite a bit of weight.  as a side benefit my wife has had to fix meals using foods other than what what we would normally eat.  For instance potatoes … Continue reading

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A Method to Rotate Grains and Legumes in Your Food Storage

Many of us have stored various amounts of grains and legumes, but do not rotate grains or legumes into our regular diet.  So they sit somewhere until we need them or they go bad.  Now suddenly introducing a large amount of … Continue reading

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Making a Dakota fire hole

The other day when I wrote about how Cooking Odors can Blow Your Cover When Bugging In I mentioned the Dakota Fire Hole.  This a method currently taught by the US Marines for making tactical fires because they have a … Continue reading

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Pothole Cooking

Here is another article by Hangtown Frank on modifying a stove to make it more practical to cook on. Introduction Except for heating, mine is an all-electric home. I heat part of the house in the winter with a 21-year-old Avalon brand … Continue reading

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Bulgur Wheat a Quick Cooking Form of Whole Wheat

Bulgur (also Burghul, bulghur, burghul or bulgar) is a cereal made from whole wheat.    It is common in European, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisine. The advantage of bulgur wheat is that is shortens your cooking times because it only needs to be re-hydrated rather than cooked.  The disadvantage is that … Continue reading

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Cook With the Whole Wheat in Your Storage

Many of us store large amounts of whole wheat, what today people call wheat berries.  Now most of us don’t cook with this on a regular basis.  So today, I want to talk about cooking with whole wheat. Whole wheat … Continue reading

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Cooking Odors can Blow Your Cover When Bugging In

Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to the problems of bugging in.  In all reality, I think that the majority of us will end up bugging in.  This will be the result of many factors, including age, … Continue reading

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More on Saving Old Beans that Have Turned Hard

The other day I received the following comment regarding the post Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible.  “Am I correct that the old beans would grind well into bean flour, and would probably make better than OK frijoles refritos? … Continue reading

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Old Beans from 1970 Made Soft and Edible

The other day someone gave me a case of white navy beans that were packaged by Neo-Life foods.  The date on the cans was 4/28/1970.  Neo-life was a good company and packaged their food well and used nitrogen packaging.  The … Continue reading

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