This post is a call out to all you creative people who have great survival recipes and ways to cook them. I want you to send me your recipes! I’ll start it off with a recipe call Louskinningan, which is a purely phonetic spelling by the way. This is basically a simple Indian bread. It can be cooked in the oven but is mostly fried. If you’re in the wilderness it can also be cooked in sand. See below for that method.
2 cup flour
3 tbl spoon baking powder
1 tsp salt
Shortening the size of an egg
Mix and add enough water to hold together.
Knead to fry – cook on low until brown or
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes.
To cook in the sand:
Assemble the ingredients as mentioned above. To cook in the sand you first have to make a mound of sand about 8 inches to a foot high. The sand should be as fine as you can find it. Once you have your mound of sand build a fire on top of it and keep it going for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Towards the end of that time let it die down to coals and then ease the coals off to one side. Dig out a hole in the sand big enough for the bread dough and then plunk the dough into the hole. Cover it back up with the still-hot sand and then push the coals back on top of the sand mound. Let it sit for about 20 to 30 minutes then using a piece of wood move the sand aside and remove the now-cooked bread. Holding the loaf in one hand give it a whack (don’t smush it) and knock the sand off. Brush the rest of the sand off and it’s now ready to eat!
Here are a couple of pictures of my uncle making Louskinnigan in the sand.
Knocking the Sand Off the Bread
Believe it or not this makes an excellent bread and is very tasty, especially if you eat it hot.
Here’s what I’d like YOU to post. Any recipes that are easy to cook, can be cooked outside, wild game recipes (I love deer stew for example) or anything that you think might be useful after TEOTWAWKI. Or maybe how to build a wild salad or cook fiddleheads – anything of that nature.
Don’t be shy!