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Do you want to know how to make pemmican, the ultimate survival food that lasts decades? Pemmican is a mixture of fat and protein that has been used for centuries by Native Americans. It’s high in calories and can last for years without refrigeration or freezing.
You have to see it to believe it.
Pemmican was originally created as an emergency food supply during times when hunting wasn’t possible due to inclement weather or shortage of game. The ingredients were all readily available on the plains: dried meat, suet (or tallow), berries, and melted animal fat. In this way pemmican could be stored indefinitely if need be – even in harsh conditions like snow banks! Scarcity of natural resources often forces people
1. What ingredients do you need to make pemmican?
2. Do you think it’s worth going through the process of making pemmican on a regular basis?
3. What are some of the best ways to use your self-made pemmican?
Years ago I visited a friend whose family was making pemmican. Now, this was before I became more interested in the history of such things and up until that point had never heard of it. But as soon as they offered me a piece to taste my curiosity got the best of me! Apparently when you eat these odd-tasting pieces its not because there is anything wrong with them but instead for “health” reasons; which are good enough excuses for someone who’s always been on edge about their health like myself! Anyway, what really stood out at first were all those hands helping make one small package – everyone seemed so focused yet relaxed…I wondered why? And then suddenly something clicked inside my head: PEMMICAN IS GOOD
It’s like beef jerky, but for people.
Growing up, I had never heard of pemmican. It wasn’t until years later when my interest in history and knowledge about food collided that the word popped back into my vocabulary. Pemmican is a type of dried meat that originated with North American natives but has become popular today as an alternative to beef jerky because it lasts longer than its counterpart without refrigeration; typically for at least six months! Traditional recipes involve using three ingredients: dried berries (such as cranberries or blueberries), suet or tallow (a hard fat like butter) which both act not only as flavoring agents but also provide necessary nutrients such as protein, vitamins A