#109 - BACON AFTER SHTF?
In an SHTF situation many people are counting on their stored food supply to get them through. They have stockpiled up buckets full of beans and rice so that their families do not starve to death after a major disaster situation.
But what kind of life are they really going to have surviving on beans and rice?
Bacon should be considered its own food group and many people consider bacon necessary for human life. Without the succulent, almost intoxicating taste of smoked or maple flavored bacon, is life really worth living after a zombie apocalypse?
Luckily, we will never have to know as there is now a way to have plenty of bacon stockpiled right alongside those MREs and buckets of rice and beans.
A few companies know how important bacon will be in a SHTF situation and have started offering Canned Bacon that you can order online.
While this is an alternative, it is not your best option as these cans are extremely expensive running between $20 to $24 a can for just 9 ounces of bacon plus the additional costs of shipping.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to have shelf-stable cooked bacon in your food storage that will last for 8 to 10 years without refrigeration for less than $5 per pound with no shipping costs?
Well you are in luck because there is a way and anyone can do it.
It is possible to can your own bacon for less than 1/4 of what others charge for canned bacon, right in your home so you know exactly what is in it. You never have to worry about MSG or other preservatives which are known to cause allergic reactions, migraine headaches, and other ailments.
About 10 years ago I started canning my own bacon and I started experimented with various flavorings including Hickory Smoked Bacon, Hot & Spicy Bacon, Honey Bacon, Maple Bacon, Maple & Brown Sugar Bacon, and even BBQ Bacon.
I will admit the BBQ Bacon was not one of my favorite flavors, but other people seemed to enjoy it. My personal favorite was the Maple & Brown Sugar Bacon, which I just had some of for breakfast this morning. There is just something about the sweetness of the maple and brown sugar combined with the savoriness of the smoked bacon that I just can't put into words. Those tastes were just meant to be together.
Each pint sized jar holds one full pound of bacon goodness.By the way, I am experimenting with a new Burbon Bacon recipe now.
I recently decided to start adding some of my canning recipes and tips on my website so that other people can start adding real food to their pantry, not just beans and rice. I have hundreds of recipes that I will be adding to the website over the next few weeks. I am taking my time adding them to the website because I am going back over each recipe, making the product myself to make sure I do not need to adjust anything in the recipe before I post it. I am trying to get a few recipes added each day.
While yes, you can survive on beans and rice if you had to, what kind of a life would that really be? Wouldn't you rather live than just merely survive?
Wouldn't you be happier with real sources of protein like ground beef, sausage, bacon, chicken, turkey, and fish all shelf-stable not requiring any refrigeration that will last for years?
All of those things are possible to have canned in your pantry allowing you to eat the same wonderful meals that you and your family are used to eating today, after a zombie apocalypse.
Add on a freeze-drier and you can add 16-ounce Sirloins and even BBQ Pork Ribs to your shelf-stable pantry too. The possibilities are almost endless.
Not only are home canned foods good items to have in your pantry for a disaster, but they are also huge time-savers for meal preparation in day-to-day life. Just think about how much time and stress it would save for you to be able to pull a jar out of your pantry when you get home from work and in 10 or 15 minutes have a delicious home-cooked meal ready for your family to enjoy.
Start expanding your skills and your mind. Learn how to do home canning, gardening, dehydrating, and freeze drying now while you are able to. Then when a disaster strikes, you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of your delicious canned bacon while everyone else scrounges around for their beans, rice, and MREs.
Until Next Time
Aloha & 73