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So here are some recipes that I've tried and used out on the trails. In the bush and out on the prairies.

Let's say you've hunted/gathered your food for the day and have some food you brought with you. It's all generally light weight stuff and won't go bad quickly.

So imagine you are out on the prairies, your small fire made, your sleeping bag out and your horse tied up. Your stomach rumbles and you are hungry. You had a full day of tracking/hunting your meal and preparing/cleaning it so it's good to cook. Now it's time to cook it. So here are some recipes for a good meal.

Rabbit/Squirrel/Beef Stew with Bannock:


-4 c Flour
-1 tsp Salt
-4 tsp Baking Powder
-4 tbsp Oil (I use Olive)
-1 1/2 c water.

Mix all ingredients,
Pat down into 1/2" cakes,
Fry in pan with oil,
Cook until brown on both sides.

Rabbit/Squirrel/Beef Stew:

1 lb meat (Cubed, or pieces)
1 Large Potato (Diced, skin on)
1 Large Carrot (Chopped)
1 Medium Onion (Diced)
1-2 Celery Stalks (Chopped)
1 pkg Beef Gravy (Optional)

Preheat pan, brown beef in oil,
While cooking, boil water,
Add veggies, beef gravy and spices,
Add meat when browned,
Simmer for an hour or two (Until veggies are tender).

Just add or minus what you want in there for you or people you may be traveling with.

A good trail snack would have to be Pemmican, the Indians (Natives) and the European Fur Traders, etc ate Pemmican because it would stay good for a few months to a year if properly made and stored. Here's a recipe for some Pemmican.

-1 c Dried Beef (Deer, Moose, Elk, Bison can be used),
-1 c Dried Fruit (Blueberries, Blackberries, Cranberries, etc),
-1 c Unsalted Roasted Nuts (Peanuts, Walnuts, etc) or 1 c sunflower seeds (shelled),
-1 tbsp Honey,
-2 to 3 cups melted beef fat.

Mash meat to mealy type substance.
Mash fruits/nuts to smaller pieces/powder,
Add honey and melted beef fat,
Form into little cakes,
Pour melted beef fat over them completely,
Let them "dry",
Wrap in wax paper, store in ziplocs until use.

Now what are some simple recipes that you use while out and about on the plains or in the bush? Preferably stuff you would find in nature or lightweight food stuffs that are relatively simple. Stuff you can imagine trail blazers, cowboys or Indian trackers using/eating.

I hope people add some good recipes to this thread! :thumb:

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