As a prepper I am constantly experimenting with my preps to try create great and easy dishes that can be prepared over a fire. This is easy and I have made this with my students during training.
Prepper Pinto Bean Casserole
*2 cups Pinto Beans *2 cups Rice *2 cups Salsa *1 large onion chopped *1 large can Refried Beans *1 large pkg of soft fajitas/wraps or banncock *1 large pkg of cheese (optional)
Place the 2 cups of Pinto Beans in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil for 35mins. Then in the same pot add your 2 cups of rice and leave at a rolling boil for 25 minutes. Drain and add your salsa, refried beans, and chopped onion.
Let the fire burn down to embers. Rip or beak apart the fajitas wraps or banncock and layer in a casserole pan (9x13) along with your cheese and beans. Cover with tinfoil and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes. This makes 9 very healthy sized portions. I made this one in the oven last night. Enjoy!
This is the next installation in the series of the Survival Retreat.
This has been a pretty talked about and sometimes heated topic this week. To be a part of a group or be alone? What kind of skills someone needs to have to join a group? How many preps to have etc...even though it was heated at times........We are talking and exchanging ideas and that is where knowledge comes from. To see both sides, evaluate, and make the right decisions for us.
Thank you to Deborah and Carolanne...you are amazing warrior women with vast knowledge and I am so privileged to know you.
Let's look at the questions you should be asking yourself, a potential group, or member to your group. In the last article we talked about how the retreat land/property is owned and held. Again I strongly urge that unless the person owning the property is a relative or a friend that you would trust with your life that you NOT buy into a retreat that you hold no rights/share to the property. I have seen people lose money and their preps this way and that is the reason I am writing this series.
MYTH: There has to be property purchased to have a retreat
For some reason there is this idea that you have to own or be a part of owning a mass amount of property. I live in Michigan where we have thousands and thousands of acres of state forest. I have lived in Alaska where 90% of the state is unpopulated. The most important thing you need is........
I can not stress this enough...make your plan NOW!!! One thing that 9-11 taught me as a search and rescue person is you better have an emergency plan because when SHTF communications will me non existant or stretchy at best, travel will be a nightmare, and the media will be trying to control the sheeple hysteria. Make your plan now. If you are going to try to make it on your own or with a group make that plan. When SHTF what is the sequence of events and tasks that must be done? Where do you go? What do you do? What is the list of important things you must do in order. What is your backup plans B C D and E?
If you are staying in your home then your plan needs to consist of have your plan in place now for security, sustainable water and food, and a energy plan. You will not survive without these.
If you or anyone in your survival group does not own property take a hard look at what you do have. Who owns the largest home? Where is the largest piece of land that is not owned by anyone? Make that plan of when SHTF this is the rally point so if there is no communication capability everyone in your group know this is where everyone will gather.
Take some weekends and actually rough it (because welcome to WROL) and go into the state or federal area and find that rally point. Now I know I'm gonna have emails that give me crap about it belongs to the government blah blah blah..believe me when there is a collapse a group of loners in the state forest will be the least of their worries. They will be trying to control the hoards in the cities.
Find that spot that has adequate water and hunting capabilities. And squat...yes you heard me squat..... I have a shelter and fire pit that I use to go hunting and just get away. You better believe me I have preps buried and no one has ever disturbed it because it is that far in and it is camouflaged. It is a good part of a day hike in from the closest road which is a dirt road and 55 miles from a large city so that is my plan E. And this year I will be taking my group there so they can make their own shelters and this will be my whole groups plan E.
My point is you can have a retreat anywhere but...........you better have a plan!
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