Feb262013

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VIDEO Instant Survival Tip: Add pilot bread to your emergency kits!

pilot breadPemmican.

Jonnycakes.

Hardtack.

These are all archaic foods you don’t hear much about anymore, except hardtack has made a comeback in survival circles. It’s now called pilot bread, and it’s a food you should consider including in your emergency kits and food storage pantry.

In this video I tell you all about pilot bread, and why I recommend it.

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(10) Readers Comments

  1. Are the pilot crackers the same as Milk Crackers?

  2. These types of crackers have been used over the centuries in one version or the other because they provide a lot of carbohydrates for quick energy boosts. This is a great idea for any survival kit. Great job on the video Lisa.

  3. Thanks Lisa, I thought these had gone the way of many food items. If it is not popular with a continues turn over the stores discontinue them. I would have been looking for hardtack, and not Pilot Crackers.

  4. I’m unable to watch the video at this time. Are there any recipes to make your own?

  5. In Alaska these are found at almost every store. I can attest that after a couple years they are eatable. They are good any way you make them, peanut butter, tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, cheese, etc. We always take them camping because they can be a bread subsitute, and they last a long period of time.

  6. We make our own hardtack. It’s very easy. Just vac and store.

  7. I spent the first half of my childhood in the bush in Alaska and LOVED these as a kid. My parents stocked them in their grocery store because the demand there was huge. Pilot bread was a go to snack in their house even after we moved to the city. Rumor has it that when the company quit making and distributing them widely they still maintained an Alaskan market. At one point I had family move to Washington and they couldn’t find them there so we wound up shipping them boxes of Pilot bread. Slather them with peanut butter and creamed honey – messy but so, so YUM! Fortunately, or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it ;), as an adult I now know they contain hydrogenated oils and GMOs so at our house they are an emergency back-up food only. Fond memories, thanks!

  8. My wife and I taught ten years in rural Alaska, called the “bush.” Pilot bread was a staple in every rural village and they lasted forever! Great after school snack with peanut butter or tuna fish, also very inexpensive. I have several boxes in our survival storage supplies. Easy on the pocketbook! A good starter staple for the beginner Prepper, pilot bread and peanut butter.

  9. Strange. my MIL just gave me a ton of big round crackers that look just like this except with herbs in it too. I was eating them when I clicked your video. Seems like fate. I’ll add these to my BOB now.

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