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How To Make The Best Ever Survival Bread


How To Make The Best Ever Survival Bread

Preppers need to know how to make survival food.

These recipes are perfect for prepping and adding to your food store.

As a prepper it is mighty important to have as many skills under your belts as you possibly can. After all, your going to need them if the SHTF and when it does you must be self sufficient and capable of turning your hand at everything.

If you already have a store of survival foods that's good - its essential and very necessary to build you food stashes to their max. But some foods just wont keep and that's where being self sufficient, knowledgeable and skilled at other task comes in.

Bread is a mainstay of your daily food.

It it highly unlikely that anyone will be able to get their hands on any bread supplies in any disaster situation, even a short term disaster will reduce this food to zero.

Your only option would be to make your own bread using whatever you have in you cupboards.

But, lets be honest here - how many 'normal' people actually know how to make a loaf of bread?

The older generation may have a bit of a clue, but certainly not the youngsters - they think the only way to get their food is by opening up an app on their smartphone and ordering it for delivery.!

In reality there's precious few people knowledgeable enough. Even amongst the survival community, this type of subject rarely comes up. Why? Because it's quite boring I suppose!

Bread supplies would vanish within a day

So What Do You Do?
It's Simple - Follow My Instructions Below And Learn
How To Make The Best Ever Survival Bread


  • INGREDIENTS;
    This really couldn't be any simpler - you only need three ingredients to make the basic bread mix.
  • Self Raising Flour
  • Dried Milk Powder
  • Unrefined  Brown Sugar

These are you three main ingredients, but you can always spice things up a bit by adding other different ingredients as well.

I often add cinnamon or raisins to the mix for extra flavour. I have also added pineapple in small pieces, which is surprisingly nice.  

For some real extra flavour I have also stabbed a few small holes in the mix as it's cooking and added a drop of rum..!

  • All these ingredients can be mixed and easily stored and portion controlled in separate vacuum sealed packets ready for use.

    They will not spoil if stored in a cool, dark store and will give a minimum two year shelf life.

Using a vacuum sealer will enable you to make up several batches and keep them stored away ready for use or ready for your next hiking/camping trip.

The big advantage to vacuum packing into small amounts means easier storage and very light weight [especially for hiking].

Another reason for storing in smaller batches is just in case they were ever to get damaged or spoiled - that way you don't have a whole load ruined in one go.

A vacuum sealer is a must for prepping and will save you a lot of money in the long term.
More prepping equipment information here.

Bushcrafters have a name for this Survival Bread and it's called
'BANNOCK BREAD'


Bannock flat-bread is unleavened bread and can be traced back to before the 19th century and is primary from a Northern English and Scottish origin.
The word 'Bannock' actually comes from the method used to cook the bread - using a 'bannock stain or stone'.

The dough would then be flattened and placed on the stone to be baked in the fire. The name Bannock Flat Bread was used from then on.

This type of food is a firm favourite with anyone involved in hiking and bushcrafting, undoubtebly due to its simplicity and versatility in the field, and with it you can create some amazingly tasty flat bread loafs

Steve UK Preppers Guide

At this point I have to say there are dozens of different Bannock Flat Bread recipes. Some go by other names but they are basically the same, giving the same end result.
These are my tried and tested favourites and never let me down - I'm even going to share my very 'secret' ingredients to give you the tastiest survival bread ever..!

This is how I mix the three core ingredients:
3 parts - flour
2 parts - milk powder
1 part - sugar

3 parts of self raising flour

2 parts of powdered milk

1 part brown sugar

This is how I remember.
3:2:1 - For My Self
the For My Self bit is my way of remembering that the mix is ordered;  Flour, Milk, Sugar...
Sad, I know, but it works.! 
*this is all done by eye - and sometime quite approximate. You do not have to accurately measure anything!
Near enough s, good enough...

I also add a little bit of salt to the mix, seems to improve the taste and also any other additional flavourings like raisins etc at this point.

  • It is important to remember -
    Do not overwork the mix. Don't be too rough with it, don't over-knead it or fold it to much  - simply mix and fold gently, turning over within your bowl. Finally, when mixed, just lift out of the bowl and lightly push together in your hands to make a ball shape.
  • It is important to remember -
    If the mix is dry or slightly sticky - it does not matter - it will still work.
    The secret is to practice making up some bannock until your basic method works.

And here we are - final Bannock mix, ready for cooking.

I use a non-stick pan. That means no real need to add any messy oil. However, I do sometimes add a bit of butter in the pan as it give more flavour than oil.
Some will say you must use a cast iron skillet, with oil,  but I have tried both and they are equally as good as each other.

However, the pan must not get too hot - I have seen a lot of people turn the pan on its side and prop it up with a stick rather than lay it flat.
I am happy to just let it slowly cook at the outside of my fire. So long as the heat is not too extreme the bread will not burn into your pan.

Rolling the dough into thin sausage sized pieces and wrapping around a stick will cook easily over a fire and is great fun to try with your kids as well.

So now you have your mix. Within 15 minutes you'll have tasty camp-fired bread.
It's as easy as that learning how to make the best ever survival bread..!

Cooking a Bannock Flat Loaf

Cooking Bannock On A Stick

The Finished Bannock - The Best Ever Survival Bread

Making this survival bread is a handy prepping trick to know and master.

Practice at home in the kitchen and perfect your own technique and find out what flavours work for you.

It is very satisfying knowing that you can produce a nice hot loaf of tasty bread at the end of a days hiking, but more satisfying knowing that its something you can do if the SHTF. 

Happy Prepping Folks.

Steve

Steve Hart UK Preppers Guide

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  1. kovu

    please can you post more recipes like this for survival foods as this is a very handy bit of info bannock bread genius itea no yeast no fuss and in a pinch will stop you from starvation

  2. Linda Raynor-Edwards

    The survival bread is nothing like the “dampers” we used to cook over the fire at guide camp in days of yore!

    Wow! Best bannock bread ever! Well done for the hard work putting this article together on survival bread. I have become addicted!!! It’s very like scotch pancake in texture and taste. A very tasty bit of knowledge.

    Well done Steve.

    Best regards,

    Linda

  3. Wife of Last 'O' the Mohicans

    The scouting association has been teaching kids for years. My sons group built their own round house and often wild camp. Fire lighting is taught to even fairly young kids, plus using tools, navigation using a compass etc. All good stuff. And they are outdoors not stuck behind a computer screen!

  4. victor coppin

    Greetings, I confirm that i wish to subscribe to a regular issue of the Preppers magazine.
    Basic survival skills should be taught in every School in the UK, and to all pupils over the age of 12 years.
    Thank God, there now exists an Organisation in the the UK which possesses the collective ability to inform and educate
    those of us more than a little concerned about unravelling World events.

    May i wish this Organisation every success, and continued expansion throughout the United Kingdom.
    best regards.
    Victor.

    1. UK Prepper

      Thank you for your kind words Victor.

      Totally agree – in fact I think basic survival skills should be on the schools curriculum.
      I give up my spare time to go into schools and teach Forest School and the children absolutely love it, saying its the best time they spend in school!!!

      all the best
      Steve
      UKpreppersGuide.co.uk

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