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How To Render Fat The Right Way
If indeed we were in a SHTF situation, every possible scrap from the kitchen should be utilized for some useful purpose. Many people think that fats are unhealthy, but that is a big mistake. Our bodies need saturated fats. We need it to absorb calcium, nutrients and vitamins including d, e and a. Your body will have a difficult time absorbing both the vitamin and the calcium since it lacks saturated fat.
The advantage of animal fats like tallow, lard or poultry fat is that they can be obtained very cheaply from your local butcher or farmer. Instead of throwing away the fat you trim off cuts of meat when cooking you can turn the scraps into a useful ingredient.
There are a number of different ways you can render fat, of which the two most basic methods are described in this article from Gaye at BackDoorSurvival. See how to render fat the right way: