Have you considered having dog treats in your preps?
Whether you make dog treats for your dog(s) now,
or not have you thought about making some
for them in prepping for times to come?
I have quite a few hard biscuits given to me from a
Pet Project but my dogs prefer something a little
more tasty. I prefer to give them something a
bit more nutritious as well.
We prep things for our comfort and well being in
prepping so what about them. If it might be
stressful for us and how about for them
when times are tougher.
I have a pretty simple and straight forward recipe
I use 2 eggs, approximately 20 Tablespoons of
powdered peanut butter (I use the Powdered
Peanut Butter because very little fat content
means less chance of spoilage), 1 quart of chicken
broth or water, and approximately 7-9 cups of flour.
Beat 2 eggs, add the broth or water and then the powdered
peanut butter and mix well. If you want to add
fruit it’s better to use dehyrated unless not going
to store long term then you can use ripe bananas,
Next stir in the flour. I use half soft white wheat berries
made into flour and half white flour but you can use
all white if it’s what you have.
You can also purchase the white wheat berry flour already
done for you. Whatever works for you.
You want your dough a bit sticky after all your hands will
wash and too much flour makes them tough once baked.
I make the treats in a treat maker. You can do them in the oven
if you choose by dropping on a lightly greased cookie sheet
or flour your counter and cut them out
with a cookie cutter in a bone shape or any shape
you choose actually. I use about 1 teaspoon of the dough
when using the treat maker.
The dogs will be happy to have a small tasty treat and
doesn’t need to be humongous even if your dog is large.
As long as there is electricity I can use the dog treat maker and
won’t be an issue. If I had to I could probably dissemble it and
do over a low fire outdoors if need be.
Or simply cook them in my earthen oven
I do keep some out for the dogs each time I make these
but for long term storage I’d suggest storing in mylar bags
with oxygen absorbers or in canning jars with a sealing machine
that includes the means to vacuum the air out of the jar with a sealer.
I do both.
I’d like to hear about if you decide to add food preps to your
supplies and how you store yours.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. I first found a recipe for making dog treats here and adapted
to my own liking: