canned meats for preppers to stockpile

Canned Meats
Stocking a Preppers Kitchen with a variety of meat

Tuna? Check. Canned ham? Bacon! Check. No really, bacon!?
You betcha! In uncertain times, variety will be the spice of life
give you and your family an edge on survival. Pack in as much
variety of canned meats as you can muster, but don't stock
canned pâté if it doesn't appeal to your family. Likewise, just
because many Preppers stock SPAM doesn't mean it's the right
canned meat choice for your family. Below are a variety of ideas
of canned meats, including canned bacon, ham, hamburger,
roast beef, chicken, turkey, fish and more.

List of the Top Canned Meats to Stock

Canned Meat #1: Yoder's Canned hamburger.
Made by Yoder's in Ohio in the Amish family tradition for more
than 40 years. Buy in bulk and save.
Yoder's canned hamburger
will feed your family in times of uncertainty in gourmet style.  
It's real canned hamburger meat that's non-perishable, requires
no refrigeration and is ideal for camping, travel, and long-term
food storage. Add it to your pantry with spaghetti sauce and
noodles. Or pack this with some hamburger helper packages. If
you don't end up eating this canned meat yourself, it would be
a wonderful meal package to provide a food bank. Remember,
this is pure meat in a can, which is quite the luxury in uncertain

Another good canned hamburger option is Keystone Ground beef.

Canned Meat #2: Yoder's Canned Beef Taco Filling.
Imagine just opening a can of beef filling and heating it,
opening a mylar bag of crunchy taco shells, or making your own
flour or corn tortillas, then garnishing your tacos with lettuce
and tomatoes from the garden. That luxury is possible when you
plan ahead. The best thing about Yoder's Taco Beef filling is
that it is grass-fed beef made the Amish way!

Canned Meat #3: Provident Pantry Freeze Dried
Succulent and juicy pre-cooked Freeze Dried Italian Seasoned
Meatballs are a flavorful meat that complements a variety of
recipes. There is no cooking required - simply soak in water and
it's ready to use. This item goes in and out of availability. If
you're lucky enough to find it in stock, grab it.

Canned Meat #4: Freeze Dried Ground Beef
(Mountain House or Provident Pantry).
A nutrition powerhouse, you'll feel good for every can of freeze
dried ground beef you pack.

Canned Meat #5. Yoder's 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.

You get about 40 servings per can of fully cooked bacon, per
drained of fat. This stuff has a 10 year shelf life! Mix canned
bacon in your egg dishes, or make a survival Spinach and bacon

Canned Meat # 6. Provident Pantry Sausage
Get the hearty flavor of real ground sausage for your food
storage!This sausage is a great way to add protein and variety
to your storage plan.

Canned Meat #7: Canned ham.
There are many varieties of canned hams, including freeze dried
canned ham, processed ham spreads (Underwood), pork chunks
(Yoder's), and premium whole ham in a can (DAK).

  • DAK ham: Made in Denmark by the people who know how
    to make delicious tasting hams, you'll love DAK canned
    ham for the taste and also for the easy to open lid and
    size. It's a popular Prepper brand because the can size fits
    in your hand. Small portions mean you'll have less waste.
    It's a fantastic deal if you can find this classic canned meat
    at the pharmacy , but it is hard to find and usually sold
    out. If you can buy DAK ham from a pharmacy or the
    canned meat section of your local grocery store you may
    find it for around $5 per can (about a pound of canned
    meat). You can buy a three-pack right, but the cost
    includes shipping.

  • Hormel Chunk Lean Smoked canned ham: Made from
    selected fresh hams trimmed of excess fat and gristle,
    Hormel chunk lean canned ham is another great source of
    protein with a delicious smoky flavor. Add canned ham
    chunks to pastas or make a ham salad for crackers. It is
    the best canned ham for the price.

  • Premium Quality Underwood Deviled Ham spread.
    Underwood's Deviled Ham Spread has held a cherished
    place in the American imagination since 1868! It's still
    made from the highest quality ham, cured in its natural
    juices, and a proprietary blend of natural spices. Eat it
    straight from the can without adding anything but a cracker
    or bread. One Prepper wrote "As an emergency/storage
    food or an 'I need to eat something right now before I pass
    out,' this stuff is great. Tasty too, always [is] a plus."
    Available, left in bulk, you can stock up on 48 of this
    classic canned meat. It's hard to find at your local grocery.

Canned Meat #8: Canned chicken.
Two of the most popular brands of canned chicken meat are
Tyson and Swanson...

  • Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, pictured upper
    left, is premium white breast meat. The texture is not like
    buying a breast of chicken or a chicken on the bone, but
    rather it is a texture like canned tuna, which makes it an
    ideal alternative or an addition for the Prepper's pantry. In
    addition to making a chicken salad spread for crackers,
    many also use this product to make their own chicken
    noodle soup or they mix it with a box of macaroni and
    cheese to make the kids happy. More advanced Preppers
    will use canned chicken to make chicken tacos or

  • Tyson Premium Chuck White Chicken (twelve 12.5-
    ounce cans):  Tyson chicken in a can comes packed in
    water. Left, you'll get 12 hearty cans (more than double
    the ordinary 5 ounce cans) for a shipment of 12.8 pounds.
    Tyson premium chunk white chicken is ideal to add with an
    Alfredo sauce over linguine to make a quick meal.

Canned Meat #9. Canned Fish.
Technically, fish isn't a "meat" but it's good to have in the
pantry. There's tuna in the Prepper's pantry, but if your taste
buds will allow, try also other fish varieties that come in a can:
  • canned salmon to make salmon patties and a variety of
    pasta dishes.
  • canned shrimp for pastas or salads if you grow them
  • canned crab for making crab cakes (try mixing polenta or
    potato flakes instead of just bread crumbs)
  • sardines, which are great on long lasting pumpernickel
  • anchovies, not just for pizza! Make a nutritious Cesar salad
    if you grow lettuces in your Prepper's garden.
  • canned oysters may add a bit of romance to your prepping
  • canned Herring is a Scandinavian favorite, also fantastic on
  • mackerel is an acquired taste. It's inexpensive, and beats
    eating crickets!
  • kipper fillets, popular in the Great Britain

    Note: Oils can become rancid fairly quickly, so when
    choosing tuna and other canned fish products, choose the
    kinds packed in water. It's tempting to get oil packed cans
    for caloric content, but the oils will make the product expire
    more quickly.

Canned Meat #10: Mystery Meat (aka SPAM).
There's no mystery, but Americans do love these canned meats.
The most popular brands in the Prepper's pantry include SPAM
and Vienna Sausage. Sure, they have questionable nutritional
value, but they sure do beat having to eat cricket! Besides,
buying these meats online by the case provides a convenient
packaging option, and you can indulge your secret craving
without flack from the local grocery clerk you see every other
day. Plus, they get delivered right to your door, so half the
hauling has been done for you. So get out your pilot crackers
and buy in bulk now:

  • Pâté: Pâté is a French delicacy (or Belgian cuisine) of
    cooked meat and fat that's minced into a spreadable paste.
    This stuff sure beats SPAM! There are vegetarian varieties
    as well, but traditionally, pâté is made with meats.
    Whether salmon, duck, or liver or pork pâté, adding pâté to
    your Prepper's pantry will help add variety if not utter
    elegance. Try these suggestions:

  • Try Portlock Salmon pâté: Mild and savory smoked
    salmon pate from Portlock, left, will turn your pilot
    crackers into a party.
  • French liver and pork pate, comes canned.
  • Pâté de foie gras is made from the fattened livers of

  • SPAM: Did you know SPAM is a combined word meaning
    "spiced ham."SPAM is a potted meat developed by Hormel
    for the United States Army in 1937. There's no mystery to
    this meat: it's made of pork shoulder and ham along with
    potato starch and loads of nitrate. SPAM is at the top of
    the mystery meat category. A favorite of Hawaiians who
    make SPAM sushi and also fried wok style and served over
    rice. If you love SPAM, but are afraid of the comments
    you'll hear at the checkout, then order online privately now!
    They're available by the six pack, left. It will be a nice
    accompaniment to the bags of rice you still don't know
    what to do with.

  • Vienna sausage: What is Vienna sausage? Made of
    chicken and pork in a chicken broth, Vienna sausages are
    like cocktail weenies in a can. They are a popular source of
    protein for a Prepper's pantry because of the small size and
    the inexpensive price. The flip top lid means you can enjoy
    them straight from the can without a can opener. You don't
    even have to cook them.

  • Armour potted meat. Armour Potted Meat has been
    popular since the 1960s. To reveal the mystery of this
    meat, it's made of "mechanically separated chicken and
    beef tripe." Essentially, the mechanically separated meat is
    a paste created in a process where machines force crushed
    bone and tissue to get to the desired product. So it really
    is made with chicken and beef, as indicated on the label,
    but it's a homogeneous texture. Armour potted Meat is an
    inexpensive and ready to eat product with a flip top lid, so
    you can spread on crackers or a sandwich straight from the
    can. It uses salt as a preservative, making it an extremely
    salty product. It's not a product for the gourmet Prepper's
    shelves, but it will help you through an emergency.

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