*November is Meat Month*
Buy what works for you! When you're thinking about meat for storage think about jerky and dried meats, canned tuna, sardines, salmon, chicken, turkey, beef, ham, chili, hash and corned beef.
November is Meat month. The sources I have say try for a goal of 40 lbs. of meat per person/per year in a balanced storage plan. Lots or your protien needs can come from plant protien such as legumes, but we all like some meat in our diets and protien depravation is someplace you don't want to go if you intend to keep a sharp, controlled mind. Fifty dollars this month will buy about 34 lbs. of meat, enough for about 0.8 man-years.
Oh, and by the way since someone asked, 16 oz. of meat weighs 1 lb.
Meat, Beef or Chicken, canned - 36-48 months
Meat, Chili, w/ or w/o beans, - indefinately (buy it without and stretch it with your own beans from last months stock)
Meat, Fish or shellfish - 18-24 months
Meat, Ham chunks or deviled indefinately
Meat, Seafood (like shrimp) - 60-80 months
Meat, Spam - indefinately
Meat, Tuna - 5-6 years
Meat, Turkey and Gravy Dinner, canned - indefinately
Meat, Vienna Sausage 30-36 months
Hormel - 1-800-523-4635 Starkist - 1-800-252-1587 Libby's - 1-888-884-7269
Here's my list for November:
12oz. Canned Corned Beef 7.5 lbs. $12.00
6 oz. Canned Tuna 11.25 lbs. $13.50
12oz. Canned Lunch Meat 7.5 lbs. $12.00
5.0z. Canned Chicken 7.5 lbs. $12.00
If you're good to go on meat try spending the $50 on some kitchen equipment, vacumn bags, extra dehydrator trays, canning jars, lids, bands, an extra seal for your pressure canner. All critical stuff that sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of the "To Buy" list.
Almost at the end of a very productive year of food storage! Keep it up one more month!
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