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.

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 times.

Another good canned hamburger option is Keystone Ground beef. pictured right. W

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 Meatballs.
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.

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 salad.

Canned Meat # 6. Provident Pantry Sausage Crumbles.
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 online, left, 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. Buy a dozen 5-ounce cans, pictured below, for $21.72 and eligible for
    FREE Super Saver Shipping.

  • 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 enchiladas.

  • 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 Fish. Sure 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 bread.
  • 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 situation.
  • canned Herring is a Scandinavian favorite, also fantastic on
  • mackerel is an acquired taste. It's inexpensive, and beats eating
  • 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.

10. Canned Mystery Meat
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 geese.

  • 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.

What's your strategy for canned foods? If you love Pickled pigs feet and SPAM, we're not
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