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Monday, February 12, 2018

Party Rye Sweet Treats for Camping, Hiking

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Mini Sandwich
Dessert Gorp
Easy to make, these  little sandwiches are practical to carry in a pocket, pleasing enough to serve at a party around the beach bonfire. 

1 loaf party rye bread
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup pineapple jam
1/3 cup chopped, drained maraschino cherries

Mix cream cheese, jam and cherries and make sandwiches with the bread. Makes about 15 mini sandwiches for the lunchbox or day pack. These carry well for up to one day. 

See Janet Groene's Survival Food Handbook, a guide to choosing and using familiar, affordable supermarket staples to stock your boat, camper, cabin or home emergency pantry.  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Healthier Pocket Snacks for Hiking, Fishing, Treats for Kids

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Nutella Gorp

5 cups any flavor round oat cereal such as Honey Nut Cheerios

1 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons Nutella

Put cereal and nuts in a large bowl. In a microware container or double boiler, heat marshmallows with butter and Nutella. Mix with cereal and press into a buttered 9 X 13-inch dish or baking pan. Cool completely, cut in squares and wrap individually for travel, the lunchbox or the trail. 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Easy Snack Recipe for Superbowl or Trail Mix

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 Make your own snacks, gorp and trail mix to suit your own diet. Basic guidelines are given here but it’s OK to substitute if you can’t eat gluten, nuts, etc.



The kick-off in this addictive snack is the jalapeno chips.

6 cups corn chips (e.g. Fritos)

8 cups plain popcorn
4 cups jalapeno potato chips
4 cups roasted, unsalted pecan halves

Olive oil in pump spray

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese from a jar
1 envelope taco seasoning

    Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Put first four ingredients in a large bag and shake gently to mix. Spread in two large pans. Spray lightly with olive oil. Mix Parmesan and taco seasoning and sprinkle over chips mixture. Bake until toasted to taste,  stirring every 10 minutes. Serve in a big bowl on game day or package by the cupful for the trail. Makes 22 cups.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Yes! Vegetarians Can Eat Jerky

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    Order vegetarian jerky online. This is a stick-to-the-ribs vegan jerky for high-energy outdoor sports.

6 ounces teriyaki flavor vegetarian/vegan  jerky
4 cups bite-size shredded wheat
1 teaspoon powdered vegetable bouillon
4 cups square corn cereal 
2 cups broken cashews, unsalted
2 cups dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, pineapple bits, etc.) 

    Snip jerky into small bites and combine in a big bag with remaining ingredients. Close bag and shake gently to mix thoroughly. Package by the cupful in individual snack bags. Makes 12 to 14 one-cup servings.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Have Hot 'n Bracing Russian Tea with That Snack

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Russian Tea 
To Go With Your Gorp
    Anywhere you can get hot water–-airlines, the office, the campfire-- you can have a bracing cup of Russian Tea to complete your gorp meal. A small plastic snack bag will hold about ½ cup  of mix (enough to make six or more cups of tea) and a plastic spoon. Keep it cool and dry for up to a month.

1 cup powdered orange drink such as Tang
2 cups instant sweet tea mix with lemon
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

    Mix well and divide into small packages with a plastic spoon.  Put a teaspoon of this mix in a cup, add very hot water, stir and serve.


    Never be without a back-up meal when you stock your home, boat, RV or cabin in the woods with supermarket staples. Survival Food Handbook is a guide to provisioning with affordable, familiar shelf foods. No high-priced survival rations needed.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

People Kibble

Eat this dessert gorp anywhere, any time.  It works with any square cereals, regular or gluten free. 
12-ounce package chocolate chips
1 stick butter
½ cup peanut butter
12-ounce box Chex squares
Powdered sugar

In the microwave or a double boiler, melt chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter. Toss with cereal. Spread in a sheet pan or on a sheet of waxed paper. When it's cool and hardened, break up and put in a bag with powdered sugar. Shake to coat.   Put in a bowl or package in portions for the trail or lunchbox. Makes about 1 ½ pounds.  

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Survival Food Handbook is a guide to choosing and using affordable, familiar supermarket staples to stock your camper, boat or standby pantry at home. No high-priced storage foods required. 

Let it be your guide too for provisioning a boat for a long voyage or a cabin in the woods for long-term cocooning. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Good Gorp Starts with Oyster Crackers

Homemade snacks save money, let you control ingredients and portions

Oyster Cracker Gorp
 This old classic is still a good choice for a salty trail snack or party. Make it by the bowlful for New Year’s Eve.

16-ounce package oyster crackers
1 stick butter
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

 Melt butter and stir in dressing mix. Remove from heat and toss with crackers. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Toss lightly to mix well. Spread in a baking pan and bake at 250 degrees, stirring every 10 minutes,  until it’s golden brown.

Start the New Year with a prepper plan using affordable, familiar, supermarket foods instead of high-priced, hard-to-rotate survival rations. Survival Food Handbook is also your guide to provisioning your camper or boat for travel.