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November 14, 2012

What's the Best Doomsday Food?

By David Draper

If you believe the people’s posts littering my Facebook feed (and it should be noted, I don’t), last week’s election was as much of a harbinger of the End of Times as the Mayan Calendar. Whether that’s true or not, it’s good to be prepared. Over at Buzzfeed, you can find a list of 10 Life Saving Recipes For the End of Days courtesy of the show Doomsday Preppers, which aired its season premiere last night. Many of these recipes call for Spam, instant rice, and, shudder, lentils. I don’t know about you, but spending the rest of my life eating that is my definition of doomsday.

Luckily, as hunters, we have a leg up on the rest of the populace. Not only do we have some good stuff in the freezer that we can cure, dry, smoke, corn, or otherwise preserve, we can also use our skills to harvest fresh meat if need be. (Most folks claim only cockroaches and coyotes will survive the apocalypse, but I’m betting on whitetails to make it through as well, and in any case, if anyone can make a coyote edible, a hunter can.)

In advance of December 21, 2012, I think I’ll make a few extra batches of jerky, just in case, and, along with the goose prosciutto already curing in the fridge, get some corned venison going.

Hey, it’s good to be prepared, and even if we all wake up December 22, at least I’ll have lots of good stuff to eat. How about you? What’s your plan for eating after Armageddon?

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from Nathan Ryver wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Pemmican, baby!!

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from Levi Banks wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

There's nothing wrong with lentils, I'm eating some leftover lentil soup right now for lunch. I would shudder at Spam though.

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from chadlove wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Twinkies.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Pop-Tarts. The worlds perfect food.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

DD, I have to agree with you, lentils are gross. I would make sure to include at least 30 cases of PBR to wash down all that coyote cooked in cream of mushroom soup.

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from Longbeard wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Jif Crunchy...cases of the stuff. goes great with meat preserved any way.

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Slow stewed meat over wild rice.

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from philbourjaily wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Back when we lived in a cold and drafty farmhouse and deer was all the meat we had my wife used to make a venison-lentil stew/soup thing -- the other ingredient was garlic -- that was incredibly good and filling.

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from dadsmom wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

to chadlove.... sorry to report, but you best go back and refigure your twinkie stash. Stock up while they are still on the grocer shelf.

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from philbourjaily wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Back when we lived in a cold and drafty farmhouse and deer was all the meat we had my wife used to make a venison-lentil stew/soup thing -- the other ingredient was garlic -- that was incredibly good and filling.

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from Nathan Ryver wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Pemmican, baby!!

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from Levi Banks wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

There's nothing wrong with lentils, I'm eating some leftover lentil soup right now for lunch. I would shudder at Spam though.

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from chadlove wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Twinkies.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Pop-Tarts. The worlds perfect food.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

DD, I have to agree with you, lentils are gross. I would make sure to include at least 30 cases of PBR to wash down all that coyote cooked in cream of mushroom soup.

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from Longbeard wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Jif Crunchy...cases of the stuff. goes great with meat preserved any way.

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from RJ Arena wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Slow stewed meat over wild rice.

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from dadsmom wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

to chadlove.... sorry to report, but you best go back and refigure your twinkie stash. Stock up while they are still on the grocer shelf.

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