Nelson’s troops kept barrels of them in their naval vessels. And these cracker-like squares were a staple ration for American soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. It can actually be traced back all the way to ancient Rome. Hardtack is a plain flour-and-water and sometimes salt biscuit. Back in the day it was often consumed with soup or hey let’s grab some “hardtack and coffee.” It has its place in emergency and survival situations and gives great energy. David Sarti dose a great job in showing how to make this stuff, and also gives a version an up dated recipe.
Some Hardback, beef jerky and a little whiskey and you’ll be whistling Dixie before ya know it… well that is unless yer a Yankee lol. But seriously it can be an integral part of you’re survival toolkit. It’s fast and simple to make as well.