How to Make Bannock


Step 1: Mix dry ingredients listed in one of the recipes below. This can be stored in a plastic or mylar bag until you need it.
Step 2: Add water until you reach the consistency somewhere between pancake batter and pizza dough. At this point you can also optionally add any other ingredients you see fit (ie raisins, nuts, sausage etc).
Step 3:Flatten dough onto a pan until it’s about a half an inch thick.
Step 4: Cook on a greased pan (or non-stick cast iron pan) until medium brown underneath, flip over, cook, and repeat. Each side takes about 8-10 minutes depending on the heat of the heat source.

Recipe 1 (breakfast bread) for Single Serving
1 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/3 cup powdered egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all together and store in a plastic or mylar bag. Pack away in your bug-out bag or just take it with you when you’re camping!

Recipe 2 (dinner bread) for Single Serving
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons powdered milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Same as other recipe; mix all together and store in a plastic or mylar bag. Add water and cook over a fire!

Another trick is to have either a pre-made snare or the supplies to make a squirrel pole. On overnight survival hikes I have scored as many as three squirrels hanging from a single pole. They provide a stew base, meat and a ration extender. Squirrel guts make great catfish bait too.

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Sauteed Chicory
(serves four people
1kg fresh chicory (or spinach)
1 clove garlic, chopped;
2tbsp plump raisins;
2tbsp pine nuts;
small bit of butter or a little olive oil.

Rinse the chicory well and trim stems. Boil in lightly salted water for five to ten minutes until tender. (If using spinach, rinse and trim then simmer in a pan with no additional water.
The spinach will release more than enough liquid as you heat it and will need cooking for no more than five minutes.) Drain chicory and squeeze dry. In a frying pan heat the butter or olive oil and add the chopped garlic.
Cook for a couple of minutes then add the chicory. Season with salt and pepper then add the raisins and the pine nuts. Toss well and serve hot.
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Survival Burger

1 cup instant oatmeal {dry} add 1 egg, or the equivalent of powdered egg and water. Stir well.
Add 1/2 cup canned beans or soaked/ cooked dry beans. Beans may be mashed before adding if desired. Stir well.
Season to taste. I like garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano.
In a skillet, fry dandelion greens, wild onions, lambs quarters, peeled and chopped blackberry shoots- whatever’s available, until tender.
Add to oatmeal, stir well.
Form into thin patties, fry in oiled skillet until both sides browned and crispy.
Melt cheese on top if you’ve got it.
Nutritionally complete and quite tasty!

Cooked grits may be used instead of oatmeal.

Enjoy! Terri

Make Your Own Insecticide

Pepper Spray – great for ants and other small pests
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped hot peppers
Mix together and let stand 15 to 30 minutes. Strain with mesh strainer to remove the peppers and put into a spray bottle. Spray around plants, being careful not to spray directly on the foliage.

Minty Soap Spray – spray right on the ants
  • 1 tablespoon Dr. Bronner’s mint soap
  • ½ gallon water
Mix together in sprayer. Use freely on ants.

Garlic Spray – general insecticide
  • ¼ cup chopped garlic
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons mineral oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons dish soap
Soak the garlic in the mineral oil and let sit overnight. Mix the water and dish soap into the garlic mixture. Strain and store in a glass container away from light. Put into sprayer and spray on garden plants. Must be eaten to be effective on your pests.

Nicotine Spray – use on scale and mealy bugs
  • 30 cigarette butts, minus the filters
  • 1 gallon water
Soak the butts in the water for a week or more. Strain and pour into spray bottles. Spray on scale and mealy bugs.

Red Pepper, Garlic, and Onion Spray – general pesticide and caterpillar spray
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 large onion, unpeeled, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 1 ½ quarts water
Mix all ingredients in large pan, place on stove, and bring to a boil. Simmer 20 minutes. Cool mixture, pour into a jar, seal and let stand six weeks. To use mix 1 tablespoon of this mixture with a pint of water and a tablespoon of dish soap. Pour into sprayer and spray on plants and caterpillars.
NOTE: Do not allow this to come in contact with skin or eyes.



I just finished my lunch of fried squirrel and I was thinking to myself that there are so few people that know how to make stuff like this. In this age of fast food, frozen pizza and Mac & Cheese; almost nobody living in the city that is younger than 70 knows how to cook wild game. Its pretty damn simple actually...

Overseer's Awesome fried Squirrel
1 or 2 large gray squirrels (Portioned - This can be done with a chopping knife or a kitchen sheers.)

***Squirrel portions/pieces are : cut off each leg individually, then cut it off at the spine at the bottom of the rib cage, this is the "lower tenderloin" and flank (my favorite). Then cut the back and rib cage into two pieces at the spine each rib area is a portion. 7 pieces per squirrel.*** Suggested # of pieces per person = ~3***
A pouch of shake & Bake (or your favorite breading or flour mix)
Cooking oil
Put the squirrel pieces into a bag with the flour/breading mix and shake until covered.
Heat the oil in a pan on high heat. ~ 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep
Remove squirrel pieces from bag and fry in oil until done (usually about 20 minutes depending on temp. Usually when the breading is golden brown)