Survival is one game that should be played the correct way. One must learn how to focus on their surroundings, their belongings, and most of all, themselves. In the wild, everyone is prey. You just have to know how to think on your feet and survive.
When it comes to survival, there are lots of items that can be purchased for future use, particularly survival bars. They’re hand-sized packaged foods that are packed with all the necessary nutrients you’ll need to get through anything. While buying them is easy, making them yourself through numerous baking recipes is just as easy.
If you’re planning on your next outdoor trip and you’re wishing to save some money besides buying these bars, here is a simple way to mix them.
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When it comes to baking, or cooking in general, it’s essential that you gather your needed ingredients for whatever you’re going to make. It’s also important to know what kind of ingredients you’d need for the dish.
For these homemade survival bars, all you’ll need are the following:
- 2 cups oats (regular or quick)
- 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 TB honey
- 13 oz package jello
- 3 TB water
Once you have your ingredients ready, you’ll need the following equipment to get you started:
- A Mixer
- A Pot
- A Pan
- An Oven (Optional)
With all that you need ready, set up your station and get to work.
Mix Oats, Powdered Milk, and Sugar in a Bowl
- The oats are a common component to a survival bar, so it’s important to get through this step in the process first before proceeding to the next. Make sure to mix them well for hassle-free steps along the way.
Mix Water, Jello, and Honey in a pot. Bring it to a boil
- These ingredients are what helps mold your bar into shape, particularly the jello. The honey, mixed with the sugar among the dry ingredients, are what helps give your survival bars a sweet texture so as to encourage you to enjoy the taste whilst focusing on your survival when the time comes.
Add Jello Mixture to the Dry Ingredients. Mix Well.
- Once your mixture with jello is all done and boiled, it’s time to add it to the bowl of powdered milk, sugar, and oats. Once they’re all together, you can either mix by hand, or by electronic means. Either way, you’ll be done with this in a minute or two and will be ready to move on to the next step.
Add the Mixture to a Pan Lined up in Parchment Paper
- Now that the mixing process is done, it’s time to place it a pan to prepare for baking. Before putting the mixture in, make sure to line up the pan in parchment paper to avoid it from sticking to the pan. Also, make sure to always measure the quantity of what you’ve just made. That way, you’ll know which pan to use.
With the Mixture in the Bowl, Place the Pan in the Oven for 1 ½ to 2 hours in a Temperature of 200 degrees
- With everything done and prepared, it’s time to place your pan in the oven. Once it’s done, your bars will now be ready to be made into actual bars and for you to pack them up and eat on your next trip.
When one tells you that baking is only meant as a recreational mean, pay no mind to their criticisms. With a baking recipe like this that can prove vital in times like this, you’ll be able to survive any situation in the wild.
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