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Storing meat without refrigeration

For most of history man has had to exist without refrigeration.  Today we are so dependent on our refrigerators, that most of us don’t have much understanding of how long common foods keep without it.

Take meat for example, country cured ham, dry cured in salt, smoked and aged form 3 months to a year keep practically indefinitely.  Since it has lost a lot of its water content it is essentially concentrated ham.  Just be sure that the hams you find are real country cured and not some imitation.

Hard salamis and other cured sausages are long lasting. Slab or side bacon, smoked with rind left on will keep for long periods. …

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