How to make Civil War type “Hardtack.” Many a Civil War soldier depended on “hardtack” to keep him in the fight. Hardtack was a thick and hard “cracker-type” of biscuit make with flour, water and salt. It was known to be so hard and tough that only by soaking it in water, coffee or frying it with the meat ration could it be edible. No “hardtack” recipe is totally correct. In this video I make my own version of “Hardtack.” Not only is it a historical food, but in the Prepper community, it can be made to prepare for the hard times. It’s a simple, ingenious food product yet could help you survive in a SHTF or WROL situation.