Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Surviving In The Wild

Ever plan on going camping, or a nature walk? This is the post for you!

HELPFUL HINTS ON HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE WILD:
1. Bring lots and lots of water with you. If you finish it before going to sleep, hang a plastic bag on a tree branch. Put the branch leaves inside the bag, then tie it tightly around the branch. By the following morning, you'll find water in the plastic bag!
2. Don't forget to bring a map, a compass, and whistle. If you get lost in the forest, you could always call for help by giving a good blow on your whistle.
3. If you make a camp, don't litter. Nature needs to be respected. And remember that animals could smell your garbage and enter your campsite. Put your trash in a plastic bag and tie it closed tightly. 
4. When you venture into the bush, always bring food with you. If you plan to stay for several days, you can make this Australian recipe I found. '
Fun Fact: Forgot your compass? The sun rises to the east and sets to the west.

AUSTRALIAN BREAD RECIPE:
YOU WILL NEED
1 - 1/4 to 1 - 1/2 cups of milk
4 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
4 teaspoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of butter

RECIPE:
1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Sift the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix in sugar.
3. Using a pastry blender, put the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. Or you can rub the butter mixture using your fingertips.
4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in 1-1/4 cups of milk. Using a wooden spoon, mix well until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add up to 1/4 cups more of milk.
5. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board and knead until smooth. Shape into a mounded loaf about 7 inches around and about two inches thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet and cut across 1/2 inch deep on top of the loaf.
6. Bake for 25 minutes. Lower temperature to 375 F. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer until bread is a golden brown color and sounds hollow when tapped. Makes one 7- to 8- inch loaf.
7. Cut, and enjoy!

Well, I hope you enjoyed your bread! :)

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