Designed by the locals of North America, pemmican was used by Indian precursors as well as very early western travelers. These individuals spent a great deal of time on the move and relied on having portable, high-energy, highly nourishing, and also filling foods that would last for long durations of time.
Pemmican was light, portable, high in healthy protein, carbs, vitamins, as well as if done appropriately could last anywhere from a few years to a life time without refrigeration!
Pemmican consists of lean, dried meat which is crushed to a powder as well as combined with hot, rendered fat. Back in those days the citizens made it with bison, deer, or elk but nowadays it is generally made with beef. Squashed, dried berries can be included too.
A man could subsist totally on pemmican, drawing on the fat for power, the healthy protein for toughness and vitamins for health and wellness. There are a few situations in history of people living for months (in great wellness) just out of pemmican.
So, it’s understandable why I pick pemmican as the ultimate survival-superfood.
Individuals should take their focus off of modern survival thinking for a bit and check out how the guys that roamed the west over a hundred years ago did it. When the “SHTF” we all prep for is exactly what individuals 150 years back called “day-to-day live:” No electrical power, no refrigerators, no Internet, no computer systems, no TV, no hyper-active regulation enforcement, no Safeway or Walmart.
Watch this video below to learn how to make Pemmican: