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Paul Foreman
(fish3006) - F
Is jerky an appropriate ... on 05/31/2008 14:51:21 MDT Print View

provider of protein for backpacking?
We eat a lot of venison jerky where I live. It's way lightweight, and sure tastes good ...

victoria maki
(clt1953) - F

Locale: northern minnesota
venison jerky on 05/31/2008 15:30:16 MDT Print View

paul, venison jerky has about 25 mg.of protein per 100 grams. if you make your own, you can control the salt somewhat(need the salt to kill bacteria,etc.) you don't say where you are from, but i can bet it's northern states, as i make and eat venison jerky also. and yes, it's delicious. vicky

Paul Foreman
(fish3006) - F
No, in Alabama ... on 05/31/2008 15:35:48 MDT Print View

... where if your kid takes a bin of deer jerky to school with him, he will lose all of it to his buddies - boys and girls - before lunch time.
You know, "He, let me try that." "Hey I want a bite ..."

victoria maki
(clt1953) - F

Locale: northern minnesota
jerky on 05/31/2008 15:48:38 MDT Print View

hey, i've heard alabama looks like minnesota. the school comments made me laugh.....

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Sure on 06/01/2008 17:06:52 MDT Print View

But it isn't like you NEED meat when backpacking. Jerky though can be great for snacking on or shredding up and using in dishes.

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Sure on 06/01/2008 17:18:58 MDT Print View

It isn't like you need meat ONLY when backpacking.

So far, the best use of my dehydrator has been making beef jerky. I've tried other things too, but nothing seems as rewarding. Vegans hate me. Cows fear me.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Sure on 06/01/2008 17:35:36 MDT Print View

"It isn't like you need meat ONLY when backpacking."

Ya, I like it other times too....

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Sure on 06/02/2008 14:05:12 MDT Print View

Well, at least try other meats :-P Personally, if I eat meat it is Venison or Bison. Way better tasting than beef. Also, both make excellent jerky.

Greg Vaillancourt
(GSV45) - F

Locale: Utah
I EAT VEAL JERKY on 06/02/2008 15:20:54 MDT Print View

Makes the vegans and bunny huggers go ballistic.

Elk jerky is my favorite.

mark henley
(flash582) - F
Politically correct Jerky on 06/02/2008 16:16:25 MDT Print View


We should be eating Tofu jerky these days or what?????

I'm thinking Vegan and Bunny jerky myself.

Tim Halberg
(Turtlehead) - F
jerky on 06/11/2008 01:49:46 MDT Print View

last time I tried eating jerky on the trail I tried doing it as a lunch snack, but I just couldn't stomach it during the day like that, but maybe it would have worked well with dinner?

I'm a HUGE meat eater, but it just didn't sit well for lunch.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: jerky on 06/11/2008 09:41:44 MDT Print View

Jerky can be a meat that takes time for your stomach to digest, hence for some evening meal with it works well.
If you haven't seen it you can get jerky snuff (shredded to look like chew). That stuff works great in meals!

Monty Montana
(TarasBulba) - MLife

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: jerky on 06/16/2008 11:24:09 MDT Print View

Ever since I was just a tad I've always taken jerky with me, whether it might be just a day hike or a longer trek. What I like about it is that I can put some in my pocket and it won't melt like chocolate nor crumble like a cooky, and in hot weather the salt sure tastes good. Sarah mentioned making some out of Buffalo, and since the local market has some on sale, I think I'll try making it.

I also enjoy squid jerky from the Asian markets; it can be had in a sweet or hot version...verry chewy! And the local co-op has salmon jerky (a mainstay of the PNW tribes), but I haven't tried it yet. Has anybody given it a go?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Salmon jerky on 06/16/2008 12:44:57 MDT Print View

Well done Salmon jerky is good stuff! I sometimes get the Salmon jerky that Trader Joes sells as well. It comes in small bags, you can shred it up and add it to meals.
I have seen commercially made Buffalo jerky as well - my husband prefers it to beef.

bradley kachnowicz
(bradley) - F
Jerky...modern style pemmican with your jerky on 06/16/2008 22:27:10 MDT Print View

Traditional pemmican is animal fat mixed with powdered jerky and dried berries or fruit. native americans ate something like that for high energy calories while on the trail. I make a modern pemmican as follows: I chop up my home made jerky and mix it up with chunky organic peanut butter (in place of animal fat) and various dried fruits (raisins, apricots, cherries. cranberries etc...)you can add a little nutmeg, cinnamon or other spices if you want different flavors as well. Then use it as a spread on whole grain bread or crackers.Great tasting easy to pack source of protien and calories. check it out. peace!!