I’m going to try making pemmican. Pemmican is a survival food made of fat and game meat, sometimes berries, that is stable at room temperature for six months or more. In theory, one could survive on pemmican indefinitely. First step, rendering the fat into tallow.

Nov 23, 2021 · 4:14 PM UTC

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Instead of game meat I’m just using topside beef. This needs to be entirely dried - no moisture whatsoever - so the fat is all trimmed off, then it’s sliced thinly and salted. I’m drying it in the oven at 170F. This could take 15 hours.
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Beef reduces a lot in size on drying. This is the same 500g after 12 hours. I wanted to speed it up so I put it in a blender to powder it and then back in the oven for a few hours.
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When the beef was fully dry I put it back in the blender to powder it, then mixed in the melted tallow along with some salt and pepper until it could form a solid cake. And that’s pemmican. It’s actually not bad. It’s a grainy, clay consistency with a jerky-like taste.
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Replying to @anguschampion
I recall that many members of the ill fated Karluck Expedition went insane because of Pemmican. The tin leached into the food…
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I will ensure I do not store it in tin. From what I hear however, you could go insane eating pemmican without such metal poisoning
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