Survival cooking is a good skill to develop no matter what your circumstances are. In some parts of the United States the electrical grid is so outdated that even minor storms can mean no power for up to a week or even more. Knowing how to cook during a power outage or how to prepare meals when you have no electricity is just plain common sense.
This week cook from foil packets.
Almost anything can be tucked into a foil packet and cooked on the side of an open fire or over a grill. Good survival cooking will involve getting creative with the ingredients that you have available to you.
Some examples of good combinations include:
- Potatoes, onions, butter and cheese.
- Apples, walnuts, brown sugar and butter.
- Slices of canned ham with canned sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and butter.
To make the packet, layer the contents in the center of a 12 by 12 inch square of foil, fold the sides up and down to form and envelope, then roll the ends up tight to seal it all in. Cook right in the fire.