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Huge List Of Camping Food And Dutch Oven Recipes

Huge List Of Camping Food And Dutch Oven Recipes
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There are thousands of Dutch oven recipes available on the internet. We’ve collected some of the best links and included them below. First here are 4 tasty recipes that you can make for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Links to other sites are provided below for more meals or survival foods that you can prepare in the great outdoors. Enjoy!

DUTCH OVEN SAUSAGE AND EGG BREAKFAST

1 bell pepper diced
1 medium onion diced
18 eggs or a carton of egg mixture
1 pound of sausage
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the sausages into bit sized chunks and brown them in medium hot Dutch oven with coals underneath. Add the bell pepper and onion and sauté in the sausage juices. Excess grease must be removed before adding the scrambled eggs. Fold over the omelet until set to desired firmness.

DUTCH OVEN STROMBOLI

1/3 pound bread dough
4 slices of cooked sandwich ham
4 slices salami
1/3 pound mozzarella cheese shredded
hot peppers
olive oil

Roll bread dough just smaller than the size of the Dutch oven. Place the ham, salami, cheese, and hot peppers on the dough. Fold the dough over to close and poke holes in it using a fork. Place the dough in a round metal pan and put the Dutch oven on top of the pan. There should be coals on top and bottom of the oven. Bake the dough until golden brown.

DUTCH OVEN CHICKEN

1 large, boneless chicken breasts
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 large box of instant rice
1 pound of bacon
2 bags of shredded cheddar cheese

Boil chicken breast first then allow to cool. Add rice, water, and butter. Preheat the Dutch oven. The ingredients should be layered starting from the bottom: bacon, rice, soup, cheese. Cook the mixture for about 20 minutes or until done.

DUTCH OVEN POTATOES

1 pound bacon sliced
2 pounds onions sliced
5 pounds potatoes
salt, pepper

Cook the bacon in the hot Dutch oven then add the onions. Add the potatoes once the onions are slightly soft. Bake for about half an hour. Avoid stirring too often to prevent the potatoes from being mushy. Salt and pepper to taste. Cheese can be added as a garnish.

A Dutch oven (Amazon link) is an essential tool when cooking on a campfire. This cooking vessel is typically cast iron, which spreads heat more evenly from a flame. There’s just something about food cooked in “the real thing”…

Here are tons more Dutch oven and camping recipes:

http://homestead-and-survival.com/huge-camping-food-and-dutch-oven-recipes/
http://www.scoutorama.com/recipe/
https://homesteading.com/25-genius-campfire-recipes/
http://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g2444/campfire-recipes/
https://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/delicious-camping-recipes/
https://www.buzzfeed.com/twopoodles/recipes-for-camping-food
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/seasonal-recipes/top-10-campfire-recipes
http://allrecipes.com/recipes/1529/everyday-cooking/on-the-go/camping/

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Amazing Simple Aquaponics System For Growing Your Own Food & Fish At Home

Aquaponics is a marriage of aquaculture and hydroponics together in one integrated system. It is a style of gardening that allows you to catch fish and harvest vegetables for dinner right in your own backyard. You can grow plants and nurture aquatic animals together using an indoor or outdoor aquaponics system, which is a sustainable way to grow food for your homestead.

The aquaponics system uses a recirculating process to grow plants and farm fish. The fish waste serves as organic food for the growing plants while the plants filter the water in which the fish live. This “symbiotic world” also involves two further critical actors – the beneficial bacteria and composting red worms. The former converts the ammonia from the fish waste into nitrates which make terrific plant food. The latter turns the solid waste and decaying plant matter into vermicompost.

For this article, we will be discussing an aquaponics system that is a scaled down version of the one designed by Will Allen of nonprofit urban farm Growing Power Inc. He grows an astonishing one million pounds of food on his three-acre farm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The inner-city farm uses the technology to grow affordable fresh vegetables and fish. Growing Power’s farming model has been copied in other urban areas across the U.S.

The most basic parts you need to start up a basic aquaponics system include a fish tank, flood table, water pump and tubing, air pump, concrete blocks or lumber, grow bed media, bell siphon, and plumbing. These components can be easily found at your local hardware, gardening, and DIY stores. Optional components include aquarium heater, light for the fish tank, and grow light for the plants.

There are two important factors to consider when deciding upon the final location of your aquaponics system. One is climate which determines if you could grow all year round or if you need to relocate your system indoors or just shut down for the winter. Another is space which guides you if you need to control much of the environment or which is the most convenient place for an aquaponics system.

Outlined below are the step-by-step instructions on how to assemble an aquaponics system:

1. Wash the gravel and place in the bottom of the tank.
2. Drill holes in the bottom of the grow bed every two square inches. Drill another hole in one of the back corners of the bed and another one for the tubing from the water pump to pass through.
3. Install the water pump in the fish tank, then put the grow bed on top of the tank. One hole will accommodate the tubing from the water tank that should be extended about 3/4 the height of the grow bed and looped around the inside of the grow bed.
4. Fill the bed with the growing medium to just under the top of the tube.
5. Make small holes every two inches in the section of tubing that loops around the grow bed.
6. Cover the loop of tubing with growing medium.
7. Fill the tank with water and test the pump to ensure the water trickles down through the growing medium and continuously back into the tank.
8. Use an air tubing to connect your air pump to the air stone. Turn on the air pump to see if it produces a steady stream of bubbles.
9. Determine the pH level of your water using litmus paper. An aquaponic system needs a 7.0 pH.
10. Let the chlorine dissipate from the water for 24 hours. You can use a chlorine remover which is available from aquarium shops and pet stores.
11. Stock your tank with no more than 1/2″ of fish per gallon of water. You can increase it to 1″ per gallon of water once the system has been established.
12. Wait for a month before you add plants to the aquaponics system.

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How To Create Your Own 1-Acre Self-Sustaining “Micro Farm” Homestead

Micro farms are becoming very popular and utilize all manner of clever sustainable techniques to maximize crops from a small area of land.

Here’s a video demonstrating creation of a one-acre homestead into a haven for raising livestock as well as allocate a garden for cultivating fruits, vegetables, some grain and forage crops?

If you are interested in doing this, you have several options, depending on your needs and desires. You can either use your property as a hobby farm, a weekend effort, or a true substance farm. For this article, let’s assume that your goal is to become self-sufficient. Here are some considerations:

• Determine your farm’s land and soil characteristics before embarking on such a project. There are several things to consider including the availability of water sources, adequacy of drainage, and farming techniques and crops ideal for your region.

• You have to know your region’s climate to be familiar with temperatures and rainfall which determine when and what to plant.

• Your budget is very important. Calculate the money needed for your start-up and operating costs. Starting small and expanding as you grow in experience in farming is the better option for those who have logistics issues.

• Your lifestyle will determine the type of crops that you will grow and whether you will forgo or push thru with livestock production which vegetarians will not consider.

• The layout and design of your one-acre self-sustainable farm must consider convenience, sanitation, and your personal living space.

• You can start with two animals as a beginning farmer. Farm animals such as chickens, goats, ducks, are relatively low maintenance.

• Build the farm’s structures first which include the barn, chicken coop, pens, and sheds.

• The garden needs to have a larger number of perennial crops which should be located in places where they will not be disturbed year after year.

• To keep the pests and predators at bay, get a good farm dog and a good barn cat but don’t allow them to harass your livestock.

Listed below are further examples of extreme productivity on very little land:

• Growing Power (http://www.growingpower.org) – A two-acre urban lot in Milwaukee grows over a million pounds of food every year, including thousands of fish, and a livestock inventory of chickens, goats, and bees.

• The Urban Homestead ( http://urbanhomestead.org) – A family of four produces most of their own food and generates $60,000 a year on just a fifth of an acre.

• Singing Frogs Farm (http://craftsmanship.net/drought-fighters/) – Just three harvested acres on this farm that brings in over $100,000 an acre, using low water methods that sequester carbon and generate topsoil.

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