5 Insanely Creative Survival Cooking Hacks

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Preppers are going to love these survival cooking hacks!

Survival food is an absolute necessity when SHTF. However, you have to remember that it won’t always be easy to come by. And that you’re going to need to use every resource to its max in an emergency.

Luckily, there are some pretty inventive ways you can cook survival food for cheap. Plus the best part is the food tastes good, and creatively uses as few resources as possible.

You’re going to love these…

5 Insanely Creative Survival Cooking Hacks

Cooking An Egg In A Potato

You read that right. Who needs the heavy cookware when you can simply cook your morning eggs inside a potato?

This is perhaps the tastiest and cheapest breakfast option when SHTF. It’s also insanely easy. Just add a little salt and ketchup or hot sauce, and you’re good to go!

Check out this video to see how it’s done:

Use Doritos To Start A Fire

Here’s a fun fact. Not only are Doritos tasty, but they also make excellent kindling. This is especially handy when you’re low on tinder – or when the tinder you do have is too wet to use.

Check out this video to see how you can use ordinary Doritos to start a blazing fire in just seconds.


Use Coffee Filters To Make To-Go Beverage Packs

Want an easy, simple solution for getting your energy in the morning? A great method is to store coffee grounds (or tea leaves) in a coffee filter. Then simply bring the sides together, twist shut, and tie with paracord, rope, string, or even dental loss.

This is an excellent space-saver in your bug out bag, and will ensure you have individual drink preps ready to go when you need a cup of caffeine.

Keep in mind you can also store sugar, creamers, etc. in the same method to keep everything the same.

Here’s a visual showing you how it’s done:


Make a Birthday Cake In An Orange

Ok, it doesn’t have to be for a birthday. But seriously, you can bake a delicious cake in just minutes – and you can do it inside an orange.

This is an excellent option for people who want to use as little resources as possible, and who hate cleaning dishes.

Check out how it’s done in the video below:

Cooking Breakfast In A Brown Paper Bag

Want a delicious, hearty breakfast but without the cleanup afterward? Look no further than the brown paper bag method. That’s right – you can have delicious eggs and bacon in just minutes, without ever having to wash a dish. Preppers who love exerting minimal effort will love this.

Check out this video to learn how to make a paper bag breakfast.


Meals don’t have to be a pain when SHTF. And, when you get creative, cooking can be cheap, resourceful AND fun. Try out these survival cooking hacks for yourself next time you go camping or hiking!