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.
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.