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meat ~ best prepper protein source

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Survival Cave Food Storage
Canned meat variety pack
canned meats: Amish style pork in a can
Hamburger in a gan
Yoders canned Taco Beef Filling
Roast beef in a can
vienna sausage
Potted meat
SPAM with bacon
Ground beef in a can
Yoder's Ground Beef
Survival Cave meat combo
Kirkland Roast beef
Amish style pork canned food that lasts 10 years
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Turkey chunks canned food that lasts 10 years
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Best prepper protein source: meat
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So now you know the ultimate survival food is meat. Go for the
jerky! Tune-in to the tuna. Stack up on the Dak! You are SPAM-I
am! Meat is the best source of protein for preppers. Beans
combined with rice provide a close second.

  • Emergency Essentials / Provident Pantry Meat Combo.
    Emergency Essentials, formerly Provident Pantry has a nice
    variety pack of chicken, turkey, beef crumbles and roast
Not technically meat, but fish is an excellent prepper protein.

  • Hot smoked salmon. Flaky and delicious, hot smoked
    salmon has a three-year shelf life in the packaging and
    doesn't require refrigeration until after opening.

  • Cold Smoked Salmon. Store and rotate smoked salmon as
    part of your food storage. Cold smoked salmon can last a
    long time in your refrigerator and is one of the prepper
    foods to store in your fridge.

Combination Meat Packs

  • Survival Cave Combo Pack (Turkey, Pork, Ground Beef,
    Chicken and Beef). Pictured below Survival Cave meats
    have a reasonable shelf life of about 12 -15 years. This is
    delicious ready to serve meat.
Prepper Meats
The calories and nutrition of meat will provide an edge on
survival. Here are the best canned meats for prepper survival...

Shelf stable meats include:

  • Canned meats. Yoders canned meats and Keystone
    canned goods are two high-quality sources of meat
    proteins you can stock in your pantry along with cans of
    tuna, SPAM, and other canned meats.

  • Dehydrated meats: Beef Jerky and pemmican.

  • Freeze dried meats: For preppers short on space, freeze
    dried meat provides the ultimate solution of concentrated
    energy. Best of all, you can eat freeze dried meat straight
    from the can.


  1. Yoder's Grass Fed beef (beef chunks, ground beef, and
    taco filling). Look for grass-fed meats, including Yoder's
    canned hamburger, beef chunks and taco filling. These
    products have a 10-year shelf life according to the
  2. Keystone Ground Beef. Make sloppy Joes, tacos and
    pasta with fully cooked ground beef in a can! It's ready to
    eat or heat.
  3. Mountain House Ground Beef. A freeze dried best seller,
    Mountain House ground beef is a must have for the
    prepper's pantry.
  4. Provident Pantry Ground Beef.
  5. Legacy Foods Freeze Dried Beef. Select NON-GMO
    certified freeze dried products, including Legacy Foods  
    freeze dried beef and chicken.
  6. Beef Jerky. Beef Jerky was a pioneer staple.
  7. Libby's Roast Beef.
  8. Emergency Essentials, formerly Provident Pantry,
    Freeze Dried Italian Meatballs. Provident Pantry Freeze
    Dried Italian Meatballs will enhance your pasta.
  9. Rancher's cut by Honeyville Farms, directly below.

Bacon, Ham and Pork

  1. Dak Ham. Made in Denmark by people who are world
    renowned for their pork products, you get 9 grams of
    protein per serving and a can of DAK Ham, which has 8
    servings. That's 72 grams of prepper protein for around $5.
  2. SPAM. Preppers have a dirty secret: they love SPAM from
    Hormel. Hawaiians love SPAM too. An excellent cookbook is
    Hawaii cooks with SPAM, pictured right. Try also SPAM
    bacon. The ingredients of SPAM bacon are fairly simple:
    Pork with ham, bacon (cured with water, salt, sugar,
    dextrose, dodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite), rendered
    bacon fat, water, modified potato starch, salt, sugar,
    sodium nitrate.
  3. Provident Pantry Sausage Crumbles.
  4. Yoders canned bacon. Did somebody say bacon? We sure
    did! From Yoders comes bacon in a can.  Truly a Prepper's
    miracle. With smoky flavor and a long shelf life, you'll be
    glad to have this canned bacon in your Preppers shelf. This
    stuff has a 10 year shelf life! You get about 40 servings
    per can of fully cooked bacon, per drained of fat. Prepper
    protein count is approximately 5 grams of protein in each
    slice. Just one can of bacon packs around 200 grams of
  5. Yoders Pork Chunks. Pictured immediate right, Yoder's
    Pork Chunks is fully cooked meat in broth.
  6. Food Storage Meat Bucket: Pictured at the top of the
    page, Food Storage has a variety pack of freeze dried
    meats with canned ones. You get turkey, pork, chicken,
    ground beef and beef.
  7. Legacy Foods 100% USDA Freeze Dried Meats. With
    generous portions Legacy Foods Beef and Chicken packs 33-
    37g protein per serving! Best of all, Legacy Foods are
    certified GMO free and are made in America.

Chicken and Turkey
Freeze dried poultry can be eaten straight from the can as a
tasty snack!

  • Emergency Essentials, formerly Provident Pantry,
    Freeze Dried White Chicken chunks #10 can.

  • Legacy Foods Freeze Dried Chicken. Select NON-GMO
    certified freeze dried products, including Legacy Foods
    freeze dried chicken and beef.

  • Yoder's Chicken Chunks with broth.
#7:  Humans naturally crave meat.
Very few people eat no meat or dairy at all. Those who do not
eat it are for poverty, religion or ideology. Many vegans crave
meat, and they try to work around their cravings by inventing
such things as Tofurky, and veggie burgers. For cultures who do
not eat meat, Hundusim, many partake in the dairy product:
ghee. Vegetarians eat cheese and eggs.

According to Scientific American, "
Cooperative hunting promoted
the development of language and socialization." In other words,
we must credit our desire for meat consumption to advancing of
our civilization and intelligence.

On the downside, meat takes a toll on the environment and is
expensive to produce in terms of water and agricultural
resources needed to sustain livestock. As well, Americans could
perhaps eat less meat.
Meat Food Storage
The best long term survival food is meat!

What is the best prepper protein? Meat!
Beans are fine and dandy, but they require a mixture with rice
to form a complete protein. Meat is the ultimate survival food.
Meats are a high energy food. The best source of protein for
preppers is meat, which is why meat is #6 on the prepper's list
of the
37 foods to stockpile before crisis.

Six reasons to eat meat (and stash meat
in food storage)!
Throughout evolution humans have been eating meat and
there's no good reason to stop now. If you enjoy a steak
sizzling on the barbecue, bacon dipped in maple syrup or grilled
chicken on top of fettucini, then stash the shelf stable
equivalents in your food storage.

Meat is good food, and it is the ultimate survival food. The word
itself suggests you should eat it: m-eat!

Why is meat the ultimate survival food?
Meat is an important survival food for many reasons and here
are ten of them:

#1: Meat has almost everything humans need to
Nutritionally speaking, meats provide mankind with around 90%
of sustenance we need to survive. The human body makes full
use of nutrients found in meat, but we are also intended to eat
a plant-based diet. We are omnivores. Red meat has B
vitamins, iron, zinc, and selenium. We are supposed to eat
grass-fed meat, which truly has more vitamins and minerals
than grain-fed animals.

Beans are nutritious because they contain all essential amino
acids your body needs, except methionine. You will only find
Methionine in
corn, rice, or meat.

#2: Most plants are deadly, but most meat is not.
The truth is that humans must be very selective about the
plants we choose to eat. Did you know that 90% of plants on
earth are deadly to humans? Tell that to a vegan next time you
have a discussion about your choice to eat meat!

What's more, humans don't have the ability to digest cellulose
(plant fiber).

#3: Humans have canines.
Ask your dentist about your set of chompers. You have teeth
intended for meat eating. Humans have canines to cut and
shear food into chewable pieces. They have the purpose of
tearing into and then grinding meat.

#4: Human digestion is designed to break down
animal protein.
Humans have a short colon, long small intestine and with it lots
of hydrochloric acid  to help break down animal protein in the
stomach. This fits the profile of an omnivore.

#5: Meat is a high-energy food.
Meat is a high energy food in part because of its protein
content. Protein provides long lasting energy.

Think of meat as compressed energy! You'll find more
compressed calories in a can of meat than the same weight of

#6: Meat has more iron than spinach!
You may think spinach is one of the best sources of iron, but
it's actually meat! By the way, Popeye never ate spinach for
iron. As you can see in the cartoon below, it was for the Vitamin
A content:
Happy endings...
Be happy that meat is available now. In war time, during an
economic depression, in in the years of a drought, meat will be
hard to come by. If the family suffers a job loss, then meat will
also be a welcome part of the dinner table.

Meat is a luxury you can prepare for today, so that you can live
richly tomorrow whatever the days may bring.

Just for fun.. Type in bacon loving prepper on Google and you'll
find the Happy Preppers! Bacon is the luxury prepper protein and
it's available in a can! Yoder's bacon is made the Amish way.
Yoder's Bacon in a can is pre-cooked and layered carefully into a

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