Preparedness: A Realistic Bug Out Bag

Preparedness: A Realistic Bug Out Bag

 

Good, practical advice for a BOB.

If you and your loved ones don’t have one, here is your warning shot.

Prepare Accordingly.

Easy Survival Granola

H/T Cookie and Kate

 

With grocery prices rising through the roof, this is a great recipe for a cheap, filling and nutritious snack you can make in bulk.

As for the extras, the possibilities are endless on what you can add.

My base recipe always includes peanuts, craisins and coconut but if you want to make a batch for the kiddos you can add chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips or M&M’s to sweeten it up.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats for gluten-free granola)

  • 1 ½ cup raw nuts and/or seeds (I used 1 cup pecans and ½ cup pepitas)

  • 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt (if you’re using standard table salt, scale back to ¾ teaspoon)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil

  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ⅔ cup dried fruit, chopped if large (I used dried cranberries)

  • Totally optional additional mix-ins: ½ cup chocolate chips or coconut flakes*

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts and/or seeds, salt and cinnamon. Stir to blend.

  3. Pour in the oil, maple syrup and/or honey and vanilla. Mix well, until every oat and nut is lightly coated. Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and use a large spoon to spread it in an even layer.

  4. Bake until lightly golden, about 21 to 24 minutes, stirring halfway (for extra-clumpy granola, press the stirred granola down with your spatula to create a more even layer). The granola will further crisp up as it cools.

  5. Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed (at least 45 minutes). Top with the dried fruit (and optional chocolate chips, if using). Break the granola into pieces with your hands if you want to retain big chunks, or stir it around with a spoon if you don’t want extra-clumpy granola.

  6. Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks, or in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. The dried fruit can freeze solid, so let it warm to room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

More Examples of Urban Dwelling Texas Sheeple Depending on Somebody Else and Not Themselves…

Learn From This.

Don’t Be a Sheeple.

Prepare Now or Embrace the Suck Later.

There are No Guardrails on the Left

THERE ARE NO GUARDRAILS ON THE LEFT

 

A short, practical essay on the current condition and future of America by author Matt Bracken.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!