Wilderness Survival Cooking Skills
Survival cooking or how to prepare food in the wild without any cooking utensils is an essential skill for the wilderness survivor. A good example of a simple cooking method is hot stone cooking.
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Hot stone cooking:
Simply light a fire above a bed of non-porous stones. Don't use soft, porous stones with a high moisture content, which might explode on heating. This cooking method is ideal for fish, thin meat slices and frying eggs.
· Let the fire burn for an hour or more. In the meantime, prepare your food.
· Brush away fire and embers with a handful of long grass.
· Cook food directly on the hot rocks. Use it, as you would use a frying pan.
Alternative (use fist size stones):
· Dig a pit about 1-2 feet (30-60 cm) deep. The diameter should be equal to the depth.
· Pack the bottom of the pit and the walls.
· Cover the bottom with the hot stones and add a thin layer of soil on top.
· Wrap your meat in fresh green plant parts, such as leaves or moss.
· Place the package in the pit.
· Add a thin layer of soil on top and then more hot stones.
· Cover with earth or sand.
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