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How to Cook in a Survival Situation

We all have to eat, even in a survival situation! But in order for our bodies to be able to safely process many foods, we need to cook them. Discover the best ways to do that in this article.

We all have to eat, even in a survival situation! 

But in order for our bodies to be able to safely process many foods, we need to cook them. 

Discover the best ways to do that in this article.

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Boiling is one of the best ways to cook to preserve nutrients from what you are cooking. That's because once you have cooked the food, you can drink the soup. 

This can be a double-edged sword though, because if you are cooking something in order to make it edible, then all the bad stuff will seep into the broth. So in this case, it is better to discard the water to ensure you don’t get sick. 

If you don’t have a pot to cook in you can use the rock boiling method. 


Stick roasting is probably the easiest way to cook in the wild.

Once you have your fire going, Skewer your food on a stick and put it directly into the flames to cook it. 

Another option is to let the fire die down and then roast it over the coals, which provides an even heat to cook food. 


Drying is a way to preserve food so it can be eaten later.

Finding food every day is hard work! So if you happen to catch something that could sustain you for a while, dry it out so you can eat it double-edged later.


Although you could survive on a raw food diet, being able to cook makes things much easier. 

Many foods are hard to digest so cooking will soften them up. Also, many things need to be cooked in order for humans to eat them. And finally, cooked food often tastes a lot better. 

If you want to learn more about how to survive in the wild, check out 'Evasive Wilderness Survival Techniques.'

Safe training!

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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