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If there is one area in food storage that we struggle as a group it comes down to our cooking medium. In other words, cooking oil and fats for cooking. While we may have all the foods that we need to survive. The science on fat has changed drastically over the last 5 years and we are starting to understand that are bodies need healthy fats. The body needs them for all sorts of things! For men, fat is an imperative in terms of testosterone production.
Following a collapse one of the hardest things to make or find will certainly be enough fat to cook foods and fulfill your dietary needs. In that situation you are going to need a method or some storage options with fat. This is a great article about making and storing lard.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.