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  1. Cinder Block Grill Worked Better Than Expected

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The other day I put together a cinder block grill, look a rack out of the smoker, put it on the grill, then cooked some steaks. Let's just say everything went better than expected. A few days later I added another cinder block and a tray from a grill to the top. Some sausage was put on the...
  2. Cinderblock Rocket Stove -- It Worked!

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    So, in the interest of putting "doing" ahead of merely "reading", I decided to try putting together a rocket stove with cinderblocks. I followed some ideas from various spots on the web(including YouTube), and it worked even better than I could have imagined. I got a smokin' deal from Academy...
  3. Article - Getting the Barbecue Pit Ready for Summer

    General Discussion
    The other day a buddy called and asked if I wanted to bring my barbecue pit to a get-together he was planning. The event will span two days and have around 100 people in attendance. It had been awhile since I had got to use the barbecue pit to cook for a bunch of people, so of course I said...
  4. Pellet Stove with Cook Top?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have been looking everywhere for a pellet stove that you can use to cook on as well as for far I have found zero in the USA...only a few very expensive ones in Europe that are not UL listed, which my insurance would not allow Does anyone know of an indoor pellet stove that has a...
  5. Cooking hack for hard boiled eggs

    Food and water
    I have to share, I learned something new yesterday. All my life I have been peeling hard boiled eggs and praying they look 1/2 way decent when they are done. I have used every method and "fool proof" technique out there without success. Last week I read an article that suggested using a...
  6. Wild onions

    Food and water
    So this week I had a major score. I found 5 patches of wild onions all within 2 miles of my BOL. All in all I would estimate around 3/4 to one acre of onions total. Anyone have any experience with these?
  7. Biomass/rocket Cookstove cook a meal with just a handfull of sticks

    Food and water
    I also posted this in the Disaster Preparedness forum, but thinking it may be better to go in here. I just recently started looking at these, "I have built rocket stove heaters in the past" and was thinking this is a must have for a SHTF or off grid even a bug out situation possibly. If you...
  8. Ceramic Skillets

    Food and water
    First off I know this isn't prep related but I'm all for sharing info. Got some ceramic skillets and DANG! These things are great. Nothing sticks to them. They are made of aluminum and very light. They might be what I take camping from now on! Anyone ever use these?
  9. **Ladies Section** What kitchen appliances would be most useful?

    Ladies Section
    Hey ladies I'm in the process of planning what kitchen stuff to store (that one day I may not be able to replace) and have changed my mind so many times now. So I guess I'm looking for suggestions. What kitchen appliances would you not want to do without in your post grid kitchen? I think...
  10. Blowing your cover by cooking and heating

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As I was reviewing my cooking and heating setups this winter, I couldn't help but think that I would be in a compromising position with smoke coming from my chimney, the smell of cooking food wafting through the air, etc in a shtf situation. Grills, propane, canned fuel and campstoves only...
  11. Fun with MSR Dragonfly Stove

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK, so I had the weekend off, and it was cold enough up here in Allentown that my wife didn't really want to throw the packs on and go play in the woods, so I had to come up with something to do. I started to think, I bought my MSR Dragonfly stove because it is "multi-fuel" right? But I've...
  12. Runts in a blanket

    1 can vienna sausages 1 tube biscuits Cheese BBQ sauce or other condiment Flatten a biscuit Place a vienna sausage in the center of it. Add a sliver of cheese Give it a smear of BBQ sauce or other condiment. Wrap the biscuit around the vienna sausage and cheese. Pinch the biscuit closed...
  13. help! logistics of long term cooking with cast iron & oils/fats/grease

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been a long time prepper, even before Y2K, and even as a kid. My focus has been on other aspects of prepping and survival that I wont go into here. Until recently, I had just planned to cook/food prep stuff on the run and the most basic way possible without thinking of long term...
  14. Decided to get a Wood Stove, now which one do we get??

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Okay, so after much research and a lot of advice from people on this forum, we have decided to go the route of a wood stove, as opposed to a fireplace or insert. This is a very big investment for us so I want to make the right decision before just going out and getting one. Now the question is...
  15. Thermal Cooker Sale - A great and fuel saving way to cook!

    Vendor Deals
    There are many methods of cooking from rocket stoves to butane and the great thing about a thermal cooker is that all these methods can benefit by adding this great piece of cookware! The benefits of thermal cooking are many. In an emergency, disaster or survival situations, we will end up with...
  16. Bouillon cubes for survival?

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Amongst my reading in survival kits and other things. I've seen Chicken, or Beef Bouillon cubes in some kits. I know their for cooking never used them personally. Was wondering why some people put them in kits especially the military.
  17. quick start for your dutch oven charcoal

    Just saw this this weekend; We set up a full field kitchen for our camps and use dutch oven for a variety of recipes, i have a couple of those handled charcoal starters and have added starting fluid to get my coals hot, several people swear by ignited newspaper instead. This weekend our...
  18. coffee can camp cooking!

    ( for most recipes, divide in zip lock bags and label, or if wild-game get creative with wild editable plants) *Simple Camp supper! cook 3-4 bacon strips 1 any kind of sausage or game Add 1 1/2 Tablespoon flour to grease Mix in 2 cans of sauerkraut in coffee can Add 2 cubed potatoes or canned...
  19. {How To Make & Can My Italian Tomato Sauce.}

    Food and water
    Here is easy to understand instructions on how to make my Italian tomato sauce from garden fresh tomatoes and then can it. Enjoy :)
  20. Importance of Cooking Skills

    Food and water
    Growing up I had the fortune of having two former chefs as parents. While being raised I never saw store-bought bread in the house or even store-bought pasta sauce. Just about everything was made from scratch and not only was it healthy and monetarily efficient it was also quite delicious. Years...