canned meats in the prepper's pantry

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List of the Top Canned Meats to Stock
Below are a variety of canned meat options, including canned
bacon, canned ham, canned hamburger, and all sorts of other
meats like roast beef, chicken, turkey, and fish...

Canned Meat #1. Yoder's Canned bacon.
Did somebody say bacon? We sure did! From Yoder's comes
bacon in a can. Truly a prepper's miracle, canned bacon is an
option that you might not know you had because you wouldn't
find it at the grocery stores. With a smoky flavor and a long
shelf life, you'll be glad to have Yoder's canned bacon in the
prepper's pantry. You get about 40 slices per can of fully cooked
bacon, drained of fat. This meat candy has a 10 year shelf life.

Yoder's canned bacon as a side for your favorite
breakfast, or chop and mix these bacon strips into your egg
dishes or pastas. With these smokey goodness, these bacon
strips useful to make BLT sandwiches, or to wrap them around
veggies for the barbecue or chop the strips to top a spinach
salad. The list is endless!

Canned Meat #2: 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 Yoder's canned hamburger 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.

Alternatively another great canned hamburger option is
Keystone Ground beef
. Just beware of can sizes. Yoder's canned
hamburger, right is 28-ounces.
Buy in bulk and save drastically
on the per can cost.

Canned Meat #3: Yoder's Canned Beef Taco Filling.
Imagine just opening a can of beef taco filling in a can 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 Meats
Canned meat is the best of prepper proteins!

Beef up your food storage with a variety of canned meats.
Tuna? Check. Canned ham? Check. Canned bacon! Check. Wait,
did you say bacon in a can? Yes! Meat is the best of prepper
proteins and there's an amazing variety of canned meats for
your food storage, including canned bacon. Don't overlook
freeze dried sausage crumbles, Italian meatballs and more.
Below is more about canned meats...

Canned Meats in the Prepper's Pantry
In uncertain times, variety will be the spice of life! Having
canned meat in the
prepper's pantry can also give you an edge
on survival because it's a morale booster. What's more, meat is
packed with necessary protein. That's why it's important to
stockpile a variety of canned meats in your everyday food
storage as well as freeze dried meats in your long term larder.

Think about variety, but buy only the kinds of meats your family
enjoys. Don't stock canned pâté if it doesn't appeal to you.
Likewise, just because other preppers stock SPAM doesn't mean
it's the right canned meat choice for your family.
Large can Keystone Beef
Swanson Pulled Pork
Mountain House #10 can - Diced Chicken
Organic cooked chicken
Turkey feast bucket
Turkey chunks canned food that lasts 10 years
Keystone Canned Turkey
Above Keystone canned pork

Canned Meat #4: Keystone Pulled Pork.
Another canned meat option is pulled pork. Imagine enjoying
pulled pork sandwiches in an emergency.
Keystone Pulled Pork
pictured above, is a delicious addition to your foods storage ~
just add your favorite barbecue sauce and have some buns
handy in the freezer. Fully cooked and ready to eat, Keystone
Pork is tender, yet the chunk style maintains the texture and
flavor you expect for your pulled pork sandwiches and recipes.
All natural with no MSG or other preservatives, Keystone's pork
gluten-free as well as low in sodium and fat.

  • Alternatively, try Swanson Pulled pork, pictured right. It
    already comes with barbecue sauce, and comes in a
    smaller can-size which is perfect for individual needs.

Canned Meat #5: Keystone Beef.
It's nice to have a can of quality beef in the preppers kitchen to
help you weather a winter storm or to get through a personal
emergency. Keystone Beef is the hearty solution. The 28-ounce
can, right is ample for a family meal. Have it handy so you
always have the makings of dinner without heading for the
grocery store. Serve this canned beef as a stroganoff over egg
noodles, or make gourmet sloppy Joes. This delicious and
minimally processed all natural beef from Keystone comes in
two sizes.

  • Another canned meat option is Libby's Roast beef.
    Parboiled and steam roasted with gravy, Libby's roast beef
    is great for burritos. It's also nice just served with
    vegetables, like mashed potatoes and peas. It's also meat
    suitable for your beef stroganoff recipe.

Canned Meat #6: Canned Ham.
Of all the canned meats in the prepper's pantry, canned ham is
a savory addition because of the flavor it adds to your recipes.
Ham is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, making it the most
versatile of canned meats.

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 famous for 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 #7: Mystery Meat.
There's no mystery, but Americans do love canned meats. The
most popular brands in the Prepper's pantry are SPAM and
Vienna Sausage. Sure, they have questionable nutritional value,
but they taste pretty good.

  • SPAM: Did you know SPAM is a combined word meaning
    "spiced ham." SPAM is America's favorite 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, but
    it's tasty for sandwiches and very convenient to have
    around the house for emergencies. SPAM is a classic and a
    favorite of Hawaiians who make SPAM sushi and also fried
    wok style and served over rice. Check out the recipe book,
    Hawaii Cooks with SPAM, right, to give an island feel to
    your recipes.

  • 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

  • Vienna sausage: What is Vienna sausage? Made of
    chicken and pork in a chicken broth, Vienna sausages are
    like cocktail weenies in a can and they're pretty good. 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.

Canned Meat #8: Canned Chicken.
Canned chicken is good to have in the prepper's pantry, and it's
also one of the most popular items at the food banks. It's the
best canned meat options for preppers who don't eat canned
tuna.  Two of the most popular brands of canned chicken meat
are Tyson and Swanson...

  • Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, pictured right,
    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 Swanson's white canned chicken breast for
    their favorite dinner recipes. It's a great choice of chicken
    for making Chicken and Dumplings or Chicken a la King.
    Use canned also chicken to make chicken tacos or
    enchiladas, chicken noodle soup or your favorite casserole.

  • Tyson Premium Chuck White Chicken (twelve 12.5-
    ounce cans):  Tyson chicken in a can comes packed in
    water. Pictured right, 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: Turkey.
Another interesting option of meat for your food storage is
canned turkey. It's not easy to find canned turkey in the grocery
stores, but
Yoder's canned turkey is available online as is
Keystone Canned turkey.

  • If you rarely eat turkey (only on holidays), consider a
    turkey feast in a bucket, right by Auguason Farms. This
    hearty bucket is a feast for eight.

Canned Meat #10. 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

  • Canned tuna ~ Think beyond the tuna sandwich or a tuna
    melt or make a tuna noodle casserole. Martha Stewart
    offers a host of satisfying recipes with canned tuna. Try a
    tuna macaroni salad, Nicoise salad.

  • Important note on canned tuna: 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 salmon ~ With canned salmon, you can make
    salmon patties and a variety of pasta dishes. Challenge
    your creativity by substituting salmon for tuna in a Nicoise
    salad. Salmon is worthy in the prepper's pantry for so many
    reasons. It's a powerhouse of nutrition, including being rich
    in Omega-3 fatty acids and even calcium. You may even be
    able to snag some tasty smoked salmon pate for your
    larder. That's one way to deal with the apocalypse in style!

  • Canned mackerel smoked ~ It's not only very
    inexpensive, but canned mackerel when smoked is pretty
    tasty. High in protein and Omega-3, it's cheap and filling.
    Here are some recipes using canned mackerel.

  • Canned shrimp ! Canned shrimp is ideal for pastas or

  • Canned crab ~ IF you love crab, then you'll be fine with
    canned crab for making crab cakes (try mixing polenta or
    potato flakes instead of just bread crumbs).

  • Sardines ~ Sardines are great on long lasting
    pumpernickel bread are also high on the list of fish rich in
    Omega-3 fatty acids

  • Anchovies ~ Anchovies are not just for pizza! You can
    make a nutritious Cesar salad or top them on pumpernickel.

  • Canned oysters ~ canned oysters may add a bit of
    romance to your prepping situation.

  • Canned herring ~ Herring is a Scandinavian traditional
    food, also fantastic on pumpernickel bread

  • Canned Kipper ~ Kipper fillets, popular in the Great Britain

BONUS: Freeze Dried Meats.
An important part of advanced prepping is to add freeze dried
meats to the deep larder, and yet many preppers forget this
important detail.

Freeze dried foods last upwards of 25-years, which means you'll
not need to worry much about food rotation..

  • Mountain House Diced Chicken: Did you know you can eat
    freeze-dried diced chicken straight from the can without
    rehydrating? Mountain House freeze-dried diced chicken is
    fully cooked and it's quick to rehydrate, but it's tasty as a
    snack for hiking and easy to pack.

  • Mountain House Ground beef: A nutrition powerhouse,
    you'll feel good for every can of freeze dried ground beef
    you pack in your prepper's pantry. A can of Mountain House
    freeze dried ground beef is fully cooked and rehydrates
    quickly for emergencies, so you can bulk up your other
    freeze dried food or use it for pastas, casseroles, soups,
    stews and chilis.

  • Mountain House Diced Beef: An excellent source of
    protein, use Mountain House diced beef in making your
    favorite recipes from stews, soups, pasta dishes and chili.
    Throw in some dice potatoes with this diced beef and cook
    in beef broth for a quick and easy homemade roast beef

Happy endings...
Meat is a staple and you can prepare by stocking and rotating
canned meats in your everyday food storage as well as  for your
long-term larder with freeze dried meats. Make sure you have
plenty of can openers stored with your freeze dried foods.

Meats are your best prepper protein source! Stock up on canned
meats for your prepper's pantry, including canned bacon, ham,
hamburger, roast beef, chicken, turkey, fish, pate and more!

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