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 Why not make hardtack as part of a survival food store?
Cypher15  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:09:08 PM EST
i dont think ive ever seen that question raised. odd too considering some of that stuff has been found after the years and its still been edible...
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Schlange  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:13:34 PM EST
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.
raven  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:17:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.

Why cook it?

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/rural-alaskans-pilot-bread-soul-food

Pilot bread aka hardtack is really common in Alaska. A bakery in WA state makes it, almost 100% of it goes to Alaska

Ha! That article was written by my friend's sister!
savageoneseven  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:19:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.

Why cook it?

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/rural-alaskans-pilot-bread-soul-food

Pilot bread aka hardtack is really common in Alaska. A bakery in WA state makes it, almost 100% of it goes to Alaska


Good shit, too!

Ritz on steroids.
raven  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:21:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By savageoneseven:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.

Why cook it?

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/rural-alaskans-pilot-bread-soul-food

Pilot bread aka hardtack is really common in Alaska. A bakery in WA state makes it, almost 100% of it goes to Alaska


Good shit, too!

Ritz on steroids.

We called them big cookies when we were kids.
Cypher15  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:42:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By savageoneseven:
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.

Why cook it?


Pilot bread aka hardtack is really common in Alaska. A bakery in WA state makes it, almost 100% of it goes to Alaska


Good shit, too!

Ritz on steroids.

We called them big cookies when we were kids.
also probably useful as body armor..lol

Schlange  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:44:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.

Why cook it?

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/rural-alaskans-pilot-bread-soul-food

Pilot bread aka hardtack is really common in Alaska. A bakery in WA state makes it, almost 100% of it goes to Alaska

Ha! That article was written by my friend's sister!


Thanks!
stickfigure  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:46:17 PM EST
Why bother with bland ass hardtack?

'Tis the season to go with the best dried bread product loaded with fruit and nuts!

Christmas fruit cake.

Everybody knows these things don't go bad!

Cypher15  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:46:35 PM EST
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Hardtack

50 year+ shelf life
raven  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:51:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Why bother with bland ass hardtack?

'Tis the season to go with the best dried bread product loaded with fruit and nuts!

Christmas fruit cake.

Everybody knows these things don't go bad!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Traditional_fruitcake.jpg/800px-Traditional_fruitcake.jpg

This is the native alaskan version of fruitcake, massive amount of calories like fruitcake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akutaq

It's survival food for hunting trips, not feast food like fruit cake though.
DanTSX  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:51:46 PM EST
because we have better things now.

hardtack is nutritously worthless.
stickfigure  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 7:57:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Why bother with bland ass hardtack?

'Tis the season to go with the best dried bread product loaded with fruit and nuts!

Christmas fruit cake.

Everybody knows these things don't go bad!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Traditional_fruitcake.jpg/800px-Traditional_fruitcake.jpg

This is the alaskan version of fruitcake, massive amount of calories like fruitcake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akutaq

It's survival food for hunting trips, not feast food like fruit cake though.


I've never been close enough to AK to try it...

I imagine that in those conditions, it takes something that extreme to sustain you.

But I imagine that since cream is mostly fat it's not that much different.
Cypher15  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 8:01:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By DanTSX:
because we have better things now.

hardtack is nutritously worthless.

:shrugs: http://wholefoodcatalog.info/food/hardtack/
Grunteled  [Member]
11/4/2012 8:05:15 PM EST
I'd rather roast grubs than eat hard tack.
Ohio  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 8:24:32 PM EST
You need calories to hunt, fish, haul wood, etc.
vbfg135  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 9:34:46 PM EST
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_17/649008_Got_any_hardtack_recipes_.html
Badseed  [Member]
11/4/2012 9:41:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ohio:
You need calories to hunt, fish, haul wood, etc.

I have placed hardtack in my xbox... still not powering up... please advise!
Aviator  [Life Member]
11/4/2012 9:54:50 PM EST
Came in to mention Sailor Boy Pilot bread, but see it's been covered...

"SAILOR BOY PILOT BREAD Interbake Foods is also the proud supplier of one-and-only Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. This specialty cracker is well-known in the Northwest United States and Alaska as the favorite “bread” in the bush country of Alaska. Interested in learning more? Please visit the Sailor Boy facebook page. Interested in purchasing Sailor Boy Pilot Bread crackers? Winco stores carry the Sailor Boy Pilot Bread in bulk bins in their stores in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington State. Span Alaska Sales, located in Monroe, Washington, is a stocking wholesale distributor who specializes in the direct shipment of grocery items. They offer Sailor Boy Pilot Bread and Sailor Boy Yukon Bulk Pilot Bread and will take orders via toll free number 1.800.367.9833."



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Badseed  [Member]
11/4/2012 10:01:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aviator:
Came in to mention Sailor Boy Pilot bread, but see it's been covered...

"SAILOR BOY PILOT BREAD Interbake Foods is also the proud supplier of one-and-only Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. This specialty cracker is well-known in the Northwest United States and Alaska as the favorite "bread” in the bush country of Alaska. Interested in learning more? Please visit the Sailor Boy facebook page. Interested in purchasing Sailor Boy Pilot Bread crackers? Winco stores carry the Sailor Boy Pilot Bread in bulk bins in their stores in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington State. Span Alaska Sales, located in Monroe, Washington, is a stocking wholesale distributor who specializes in the direct shipment of grocery items. They offer Sailor Boy Pilot Bread and Sailor Boy Yukon Bulk Pilot Bread and will take orders via toll free number 1.800.367.9833."

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JXlDzQ6nMUo/TZbLMnK-gCI/AAAAAAAAAMg/GbRAxqm9sV4/s1600/IMG_2037.1.jpg

Aviator

I found the cracker in 5 seconds! Post something more challenging.
Lem  [Member]
11/4/2012 10:18:09 PM EST
Bannock.

If the half frozen Metis can live off of it...

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Bohr_Adam  [Life Member]
11/4/2012 10:41:29 PM EST
As of 2003, the South Koreans still provided it for their Army. I used to have a stash for snacks.
Skibane  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 11:22:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aviator:
Came in to mention Sailor Boy Pilot bread, but see it's been covered...

"SAILOR BOY PILOT BREAD Interbake Foods is also the proud supplier of one-and-only Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. This specialty cracker is well-known in the Northwest United States and Alaska as the favorite “bread” in the bush country of Alaska. Interested in learning more? Please visit the Sailor Boy facebook page. Interested in purchasing Sailor Boy Pilot Bread crackers? Winco stores carry the Sailor Boy Pilot Bread in bulk bins in their stores in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington State. Span Alaska Sales, located in Monroe, Washington, is a stocking wholesale distributor who specializes in the direct shipment of grocery items. They offer Sailor Boy Pilot Bread and Sailor Boy Yukon Bulk Pilot Bread and will take orders via toll free number 1.800.367.9833."

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JXlDzQ6nMUo/TZbLMnK-gCI/AAAAAAAAAMg/GbRAxqm9sV4/s1600/IMG_2037.1.jpg

Aviator


Web page for ordering bulk dry food from Span Alaska Sales
tyrex13  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 11:32:12 PM EST
They sell it at Costco up here, not sure about elsewhere..
Madcap72  [Team Member]
11/4/2012 11:43:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aviator:
Came in to mention Sailor Boy Pilot bread, but see it's been covered...

"SAILOR BOY PILOT BREAD Interbake Foods is also the proud supplier of one-and-only Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. This specialty cracker is well-known in the Northwest United States and Alaska as the favorite "bread” in the bush country of Alaska. Interested in learning more? Please visit the Sailor Boy facebook page. Interested in purchasing Sailor Boy Pilot Bread crackers? Winco stores carry the Sailor Boy Pilot Bread in bulk bins in their stores in California, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington State. Span Alaska Sales, located in Monroe, Washington, is a stocking wholesale distributor who specializes in the direct shipment of grocery items. They offer Sailor Boy Pilot Bread and Sailor Boy Yukon Bulk Pilot Bread and will take orders via toll free number 1.800.367.9833."

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JXlDzQ6nMUo/TZbLMnK-gCI/AAAAAAAAAMg/GbRAxqm9sV4/s1600/IMG_2037.1.jpg

Aviator
Span Alaska was my first job in High school.


It was started and owned by a friends Father, who sold it off a few years back.






TexasRifleman1985  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 12:08:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
because we have better things now.

hardtack is nutritously worthless.


Yeah, because carbohydrates are useless during crisis.
NineLivez  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 12:45:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.

Why cook it?

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/rural-alaskans-pilot-bread-soul-food

Pilot bread aka hardtack is really common in Alaska. A bakery in WA state makes it, almost 100% of it goes to Alaska

Ha! That article was written by my friend's sister!


I have a box in my cupboard, I munch on them with peanut butter
Backnblack  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 1:10:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.


I've used This with good results.
DanTSX  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 2:18:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
because we have better things now.

hardtack is nutritously worthless.


Yeah, because carbohydrates are useless during crisis.


Because you can make something with carbohydrates now, plus protein and other vitamins that will last longer......with science
2506jet  [Member]
11/5/2012 2:27:13 AM EST
I like Holiday Fruit Cake.
Berserkr556  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 2:27:18 AM EST
Hardtack and pemmican will keep for quite a long time and sustain you. I have an article around here somewhere about a rancher who uncovered a cache of pemmican which was wrapped in elk hides and buried. They dated it to the early 1800's. The pemmican was still edible but tasted like crap.
MILLERLGT82  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 2:45:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2506jet:
I like Holiday Fruit Cake.


Me too, but i also have some hardtac i made for reenacting that i keep in a bucket
jeep44  [Member]
11/5/2012 2:47:49 AM EST
There are pieces of hardtack that have survived intact and unchanged since the Civil War.


I always buy those bags of Korean hardtack every time my wife makes a trip to the Asian market. She can't understand why I like them, but I like munching on stuff like this that isn't too sweet.
TexasSheepdog  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:03:53 AM EST
I've made several batches of these and stored them in our kit. The writer kept hers in the trunk of her car for over a year with no issues.

http://foodstorageandsurvival.com/make-your-own-homemade-survival-bars/

They aren't bad, pretty sweet and very hard. Definitely need water on hand. Loaded with sugar and carbs.
Dru  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:04:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Why bother with bland ass hardtack?

'Tis the season to go with the best dried bread product loaded with fruit and nuts!

Christmas fruit cake.

Everybody knows these things don't go bad!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Traditional_fruitcake.jpg/800px-Traditional_fruitcake.jpg


They should outlaw that shit.
1srelluc  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:12:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon of salt
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Hardtack

50 year+ shelf life


It was a staple in my hunting pack for many years. Very easy to make. I used a pizza cutter to lightly score the dough so it's easy to break off into squares.

tc556guy  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:14:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By Schlange:
I would like a recipe for hardtack if anyone has one.


http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_17/660621_Hard_Tack.html
whiskerz  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:14:43 AM EST
Tell me about the Korean version, I have an Asian market nearby.

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Pogo55  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:16:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2506jet:
I like Holiday Fruit Cake.

I do too. At least the quality ones.
Casper507  [Member]
11/5/2012 3:17:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By Berserkr556:
Hardtack and pemmican will keep for quite a long time and sustain you. I have an article around here somewhere about a rancher who uncovered a cache of pemmican which was wrapped in elk hides and buried. They dated it to the early 1800's. The pemmican was still edible but tasted like crap.


It would be interesting to try pemmican that was a little fresher. I'm just not sure what berries, honey and sun dried meat would taste like all ground up with a mortar and stuffed into a leather pouch.
SouthHoof  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:23:35 AM EST
I made some hardtack a few years ago. It stays in the bread drawer. My wife has tried to throw it out a few times.

While it remains edible for years and years, you have to be prepared to soak it in soup or water for quite a while. Biting into one dry is like chewing on a ceramic tile.

Anyone with first hand knowledge about Sailor Boy Pilot Bread? Can you describe just how hard that stuff is? Hard cracker or paving brick?
HitmanMonkey  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:24:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Casper507:
Originally Posted By Berserkr556:
Hardtack and pemmican will keep for quite a long time and sustain you. I have an article around here somewhere about a rancher who uncovered a cache of pemmican which was wrapped in elk hides and buried. They dated it to the early 1800's. The pemmican was still edible but tasted like crap.


It would be interesting to try pemmican that was a little fresher. I'm just not sure what berries, honey and sun dried meat would taste like all ground up with a mortar and stuffed into a leather pouch.


Tallow. It all tasts like tallow...lol

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Tomislav  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:28:39 AM EST
Good way to preserve flour in a portable form.
mjohn3006  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:30:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman1985:
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
because we have better things now.

hardtack is nutritously worthless.


Yeah, because carbohydrates are useless during crisis.


Because you can make something with carbohydrates now, plus protein and other vitamins that will last longer......with science


A coworker asked, I wonder if you can add bean flour for protein. I added to that almond flour as a viable addition for protein.

Might have to whip up a couple batches and see what happens.
NoVaGator  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 3:32:50 AM EST
I'd rather have a case of snickers bars
Harvster  [Life Member]
11/5/2012 3:35:05 AM EST
Twinkies last forever.
dcs12345  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 4:00:37 AM EST
I would rather have

or


Then add in some type of extra protein
Dru  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 5:25:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By dcs12345:
I would rather have
https://beprepared.com/images/250/FM-R400.jpg
or
https://beprepared.com/images/250/FM-R360.jpg

Then add in some type of extra protein


The datrex bars are okay... but I'd tire quickly of eating them. They also make me thirsty.

I know folks that this is all they stock for preps.
savageoneseven  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 5:32:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By SouthHoof:

Anyone with first hand knowledge about Sailor Boy Pilot Bread? Can you describe just how hard that stuff is? Hard cracker or paving brick?


Hard cracker....like I said earlier, a Ritz on steroids. Not gonna look like this - 100-120 cal each if I remember correctly. Convenient for camping...take a stack of them and a jar of peanut butter.
Bohr_Adam  [Life Member]
11/5/2012 10:00:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Tell me about the Korean version, I have an Asian market nearby.

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I've never seen it in the states, it would probably be like finding an MRE at Walmart. It's military rations - not something they sell in grocery stores in Korea.
NineLivez  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 11:29:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By SouthHoof:
I made some hardtack a few years ago. It stays in the bread drawer. My wife has tried to throw it out a few times.

While it remains edible for years and years, you have to be prepared to soak it in soup or water for quite a while. Biting into one dry is like chewing on a ceramic tile.

Anyone with first hand knowledge about Sailor Boy Pilot Bread? Can you describe just how hard that stuff is? Hard cracker or paving brick?


Its not to bad, a bit "crunchy" but not stupid hard.


ken_mays  [Team Member]
11/5/2012 11:37:32 AM EST
I tried making some hardtack when I was in Scouts and my parents were foolish enough to leave me alone in the kitchen.

It was edible but I'd have to be pretty damned hungry to attempt it.
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