3 Reasons to Start Canning Meat

3 Reasons to Can Meat

This is a great video, very well done, and very informative, great YT channel.  I never gave much thought to canning meat because I've seen it and it looks gross, but after watching this video I bought a pressure canner. It’s a great way to have some long term food storage. Canned meat can last 2 to 5 years or longer where canned vegetables typically have a much shorter shelf life.

According to the USDA, high-acid canned goods, like tomatoes and citrus fruits, will keep for up to 1½ years. Low-acid canned goods—that's pretty much everything else, including vegetables, meat, and fish—will last for up to 5 years.

Some survivalists or preppers buy the MRE's (meals ready to eat). I've bought some too, not many and haven't every tried one. I hear they taste ok and they're great to have in your bugout bag. However, most MRE's have a 5 year shelf life or less so if you think about it; if you don't rotate your food; it will go to waste. Do you want to eat your MRE's before the expiration date because you have to? Canning meat or meals like stew just sounds like a better plan to me since these foods can be rotated and taste great too.

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