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Online Butler Ford 40

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Pemmican
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:25:17 AM »
I finished my first batch of Pemmican this weekend.  I started the endeavor by saving the fat from hamburger from sloppy joes and spaghetti sauce.  Got a couple of the cheapest beef roasts I could find and made jerky from them. I had blueberries so I dried them as well.  The results were interesting.  It's not something I'd order from McDonalds but with a hot cup of portable soup, and a hardtack biscuit, it makes a filling meal.  This is the recipe I used:  https://www.primalsurvivor.net/how-to-make-pemmican/
I do understand why most people don't fool with making it, it is time consuming but it is worth giving it a shot if for no other reason than to experience a small piece of how our ancestors lived.
Lord, make my words as sweet as honey for tomorrow I may have to eat them.  Amen

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Re: Pemmican
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 03:41:06 PM »
Don't forget to take along some "parched corn" during your outings.  :bl th up  :*:
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Re: Pemmican
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 04:39:31 PM »
Don't forget to take along some "parched corn" during your outings.  :bl th up  :*:

I cheat on this one, I just get a couple of bags of corn nuts!   :lol sign
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Re: Pemmican
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 04:57:57 PM »
Don't forget to take along some "parched corn" during your outings.  :bl th up  :*:

I cheat on this one, I just get a couple of bags of corn nuts!   :lol sign

That'll work!  :hairy  :laffing  :toast
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Re: Pemmican
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 01:20:05 PM »
Corn nuts?  Now THAT is funny!   :laffing :applaud :laffing

I printed out the recipe, although it is basically the same as what I read w-a-y back when I was in high school.  Dried meat, mashed to a powder on a flat rock with another stone, then mixed with melted fat and dried berries.  I keep saying I'll make some but have never gotten around to it.

She puts in salt, I hear different takes on doing so as it then becomes hygroscopic, and we don't want wet rations.  Other folks say it doesn't matter.  What a dilemma!

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