Sunday, November 18, 2012


Fire Roasted Twinkies! REI Hostess Bankruptcy
Fire Roasted Twinkies! YUM!
Is the Twinkie really dead?? That is yet to be seen, but they are definitely now on the "endangered species" list at the very least. While these little snacks are not the healthiest, they are an American icon and true culinary classic. Their demise is truly unfortunate. 

The future of the Twinkie, while bleak, is still a bit uncertain. The familiar cream-filled sponge cake may or may not truly be gone forever. It is quite possible that another company will buy the rights and recipe from Hostess and keep the Twinkie alive. It is yet to be seen. 

In the meantime, there are recipes online for making your own Twinkies at home. While not as convenient as purchasing them by the box at the store, for those of us who have an intense craving for a good ole "los submarino", there is an answer... and that if of great comfort!

I haven't eaten a Twinkie in years. I have to admit, I completely took them for granted and just assumed the would always be available at the store to purchase anytime I wanted one (which wasn't all that often), but for some reason the demise of the Twinkie this week made me... it made me miss them!! I miss having them with ice cream and fresh strawberries! I miss making fun of people who loved eating them battered and deep fried! 

And only now that the Twinkie may be gone forever do I discover that they are terrific toasted over a fire like marshmallows! I never knew! And I may never get a chance to try this!

Well, regardless of whether I am able to locate a box of Twinkies or someone buys the Twinkie recipe and puts it back on the market... or I simply make my own homemade Twinkies, I WILL get my chance to try fire-roasting Twinkies! This I swear!!!  ;)

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Bannock Bread Recipe!

Bannock Bread cooking over a fire!

Bannock Bread (also called "damper" in Australia) is a great way to cook bread in camping or survival situation. "Farls" and "scones" are also With no ovens in the wilderness, you simply make your dough (more on this in a moment) wrap it around a clean (or aluminum foil wrapped) stick and cook over your open campfire like slow-roasting a marshmallow!

Bannock is the originally Scotch name for what is actually a type of soda bread, a sort of "quick bread" made using sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) as the leavening agent as opposed to the more commonly used yeast. One of the other traditional key ingredients in bannock (besides flour & salt... some recipes contain eggs) is buttermilk, which contains lactic acid. This lactic acid reacts with the baking soda and produces tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide causing the bread to "rise". "Quick breads" are a very cheap and minimalist way to make bread.

Try this recipe with your family while camping or bushcraft outing! Simple recipe, few ingredients, yet campfire deliciousness!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Cheaper, bigger, more! Way better deal than the popular WetFire survival tinder!

Familiar with WetFire waterproof fire starters? This is the same exact stuff only you get SO MUCH MORE for FAR CHEAPER! Amazing waterproof fire tinder! The Weber version gets you MANY more cubes, LARGER cubes, and works exactly the same! Try it! You will not believe how much cheaper this stuff is!

WetFire waterproof survival fire starter.


Under Bed Preparedness Prepper Storage Solution
Under Bed Preparedness Cache
Need a concealed place to keep your bug out bag and other disaster preparedness supplies? Why not make use of a frequently neglected space in your home with this clever storage solution? Don't ever buy a box spring again!




Very clever POT STAND idea for cooking over a fire! Repurposed shelf brackets! Notice both short and tall configurations! Idea from stealth

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