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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Does it taste as bad as it looks? That's awesome though.

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Think beef jerky with some berries and a bit of fat. Rather pleasant for what it is.

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[–] Horizonprinter 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

So it's basically a calorie brick.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Very cool.

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[–] Hall_of_Cost 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Man, that's awesome. I was just watching videos on pemmican, because somebody posted a couple of links last week and got me interested in the stuff. Looks pretty easy to make, how long did it take you to pulverize the dried meat? What kind of meat did you use and how did you dry it?

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What I did was more of a first batch test.

how long did it take you to pulverize the dried meat?

Once dried, I used a food blender for a minute.

What kind of meat did you use

I used one pound of lean ground meat (it's okay, but should have used something better). Dried made it half a pound.

and how did you dry it?

I own a dehydrator. Get one on amazon for like $80. You can also use a stove at lowest setting with door open. However drying meat takes hours.

NOW for what I wish I had before

http://paleofood.com/pemmican.htm

@KosherHiveKicker hooked me up with this. I plan to use this guide for the next batch. I learned some stuff that I would have done differently. More importantly, things that would make this taste better and last longer.

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[–] Hall_of_Cost 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's awesome, thanks for the reply. I really want to try this for short backpacking trips. Thanks for the link, too.

Looks like I only need a dehydrator and I can get started.

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[–] middle_path 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Interesting. Sounds pretty awesome. I think a good dry salami would be better.

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Technically salami wouldn't last years on end. However it would taste better.

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[–] middle_path 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It could last a good few years if cured properly. That was the point of it anyway, longevity.

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ping @totes_magotes

Wiki link about Pemmican

Pemmican is a concentrated mixture of fat and protein used as a nutritious food.

:e: Need to find a good bag solution that I can separate this into fifths for proper calorie measurement. I use this for camping, but it's also great for staying prepped.

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Tastes better IMO. However this batch was a bit too much fat, so I plan to take maybe an ounce out to make it better.

That doesn't mean that I don't have a few MREs. Just I would use them as a last resort. Especially since now they seem to have shit in them like pop tarts and snickers.

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[–] Swallow_That 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Vacuum sealed, premeasured portions. Put a small oxygen absorber in each to ensure even longer shelf life.

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

small oxygen absorber

I didn't even think of that. Thanks for the suggestion.

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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks. Looking now.

For your bagging, have you thought about vacuum sealing it? They make mylar bags that can be used in regular food saver contraptions.

Edit: that looks like ground meat that you used? Can you use strips of meat? Jerky?

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do need to look into a vacuum seal kit. However this doesn't need to be air tight for ten years. Maybe if I wanted it to last twenty though.

As far as the beef. I went with the leanest ground beef I could get. Think it was close to a 91% lean (local butcher). cut it into small strips and dehydrated it till it was easy to food process into an almost powder.

I don't think strips wont work since it needs to be mixed with berries (nutrition) and the fat (seal to keep the food for a long time). The beef is literally crumbling when I pull it out of the dehydrator. I think that would make bad beef jerky.

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[–] wufong 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Only because it takes ten yrs to build up the courage to eat it. Nah just jokes. Check this guy out on boobtube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr2d4As312LulcajAkKJYw He has pemmican recipe, plus a lot of other recipes from the 1700's to 1800's. If you're into to making things like pemmican, you'll probably like this guy

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[–] lbruiser [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'll check him out. Thanks

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[–] Antiseed117 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Mmmm...juicy.