Make Super Easy Survival Bread (SESB) that keeps almost forever. Make it at home in the oven or on an open campfire with minimum ingredients.
Like all things survival you need to LIVE IT day to day, not just stick it in a closet and hope you never have to use it! If you’re storing wheat and all hell breaks loose….what do you do? Bake bread of course! But do you know how?
If you are new to baking your own bread it can seem like a daunting task but it really isn’t. You don’t need yeast, sugar, baking soda, or really anything but flour and water.
Everything else is optional. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started.
Super Easy Survival Bread (SESB)
The only required ingredients to make Super Easy Survival bread (SESB) is flour and water. The other meager ingredients, oil and salt, give the bread some softness and flavor and without them SESB is a lot like hardtack, the classic staple survival food of sailors.
You will need these ingredients to make Super Easy Survival Bread (SESB)
- 1 cup of fine whole wheat flour (buy from store or grind your own)
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil (optional, also regular vegetable oil works too)
- 1 tsp. salt (optional, add more or less to taste)
- 1/2 cup of water
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and scoop it togther into a ball. Lightly dust a cookie sheet, rock, or other flat surface with flour. Pour the dough ball out and knead for 5 mins. Roll out to about 1/8″ thin and bake at 350F for 20 mins.
Powers out? No oven? Put it in a dutch oven instead and cook it over a fire. No dutch oven? Throw it on a heated flat rock – or even in the ashes if you don’t mind some grit and charcoal flavoring – and flip it a couple of times till lightly brown and firm.
This will serve about 3-4 people if eaten as a side with a meal, or make about 3 sandwiches. The below nutritional info is for the entire loaf.
Nutritional info without olive oil
Nutritional info with olive oil