Have you ever heard of biltong? My guess is you haven’t – and I say this because very few people in the United States have.
Well, let me educate you – biltong is basically South Africa’s beef jerky (they’re similar, but by no means the same).
However, there are some distinct advantages to this South African treat. For one, biltong lasts MUCH longer than most American brands of jerky. It also doesn’t require an oven or dehydrator to make, and it’s incredibly tasty!
My favorite part about it though is you can use whichever lean meat you want to make it, like beef, ostrich, bison, chicken, turkey, or venison. The options are limitless with this one.
Biltong is also an incredible survival food – it’s packed with protein, and will keep you full for hours. And since it lasts for years, it can easily be stored in your survival pantry until SHTF (however, I’d be surprised if you didn’t eat it up sooner than that).
You’re going to want to make this yourself after reading these tips on:
How To Make Biltong
1 – Ingredients
- Fillets of your choice of lean meat, sliced in strips (must be sliced with the grain and all strips with equal thickness)
- Black Pepper
- Rock Salt
- Large plastic or glass container with lid
2 – Layer One
First, combine equal parts of each spice into a bowl until the mixture is even throughout.
Then, lay a few meat strips in the bottom of the container. Sprinkle them with vinegar, flip, and then sprinkle the other side.
Take your seasoning and evenly sprinkle the meat; then flip the pieces over, and coat the other side.
3 – Layer Two and Beyond
Take new meat strips and layer them on top. Sprinkle both sides of them with vinegar, and then both sides with the seasoning mixture.
Repeat this process, forming layer after layer until all of the meat strips are in the container.
4 – Let It Sit
Seal the container with the lid, and then keep the meat enclosed in the container for 24 hours at room temperature.
Note: Many preppers (especially younger ones) grimace at the idea of not keeping the meat in the fridge; however, people have been doing without fridges for thousands of years. We’ve written a blog on how to store meat without refrigeration you can read here.
5 – Time To Hang
Once 24 hours has passed, drain the excess liquid from the container and hang the individual pieces of meat to dry. You can do this in cold air, in a climate-controlled room, or in a wooden box. You can even purchase a biltong-specific box to hang them in.
Here’s a visual of this process from start to finish. This guy does a couple things varying from the above recipe, but it’s basically the same method:
Well, that’s how you make biltong – it’s a fairly simple process, and the end product is definitely worth the effort.
However, if you’re in a survival situation, the last thing you’ll be wanting to do is hang meat and wait a week to eat it.
Plus, the meat at the grocery store’s going to be all gone by the time a crisis rolls around anyway (and all the game will be shot not long afterward if things really go south).
Biltong might be a tasty survival food, but I’ve got a much better option: Survival Cave Mixed Canned Meats.
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Plus, there’s no chemicals or preservatives in these cans – just salt and meat – so you know it’s as good for you as it is delicious.
The other great thing is that these cans have a 25+ year shelf-life, which is probably a whole lot longer than the other survival food in your pantry. However, I’m seriously betting that you’ll want to dig into these way before you hit that 25 year mark.
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