Dehydrating meat is going to be one of the absolute best ways to preserve the hunt when society collapses. Equally as important as knowing how to make jerky is having the equipment to make it without electricity, such as using a solar dehydrator like this one.
If you like jerky and you plan on making it when the SHTF, it’s a good idea to start experimenting with different recipes now to figure out which you like best. This way you can stock up on the ingredients you’ll need to make the jerky you love most when the time comes.
Here’s a list of a few recipes I’m gonna play around with to see which ones my family likes best…
A combination of soy sauce, Worcestershire, blackstrap molasses, liquid smoke and spices make up this delicious jerky marinade.
If you like a little bit of a kick to your jerky, this flaming chili and chipotle marinade sounds like a great base recipe to experiment with. Add more or less spices to taste!
Want a combination of Teriyaki and a little heat? We’ve got you covered.
If you prefer a milder jerky without strong spices or heat (especially for the kiddos), this blend of Asian sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and a few seasonings looks simple and delicious.
It’s no secret that beer makes an excellent addition to marinades. It might not have a terribly long shelf life, but if you know how to brew your own lager at home you’ll be rockin’ and rollin’ with this tasty jerky when the hard times come!
This jerky recipe also includes your favorite beer, with the addition of plenty of fresh garlic and hot sauce.
I like this recipe for its simplicity of ingredients. Everything necessary to make this blend is shelf stable and can be stored long term.
The addition of brown sugar to peppered jerky marinades makes a really nice blend of sweet and spicy.
Round roast and flank steak out of your budget? Here’s a recipe showing you how to make jerky strips from good ol’ inexpensive ground beef.
This simple and healthy jerky marinade uses coconut aminos or fermented tamari instead of soy sauce, and includes a touch of raw honey and seasonings.
This jerky marinade blends lots of sweetness with a bit of spice to make a delicious combination of flavors.
As you build your preps, you might consider adding a few of these herbs and peppers to your garden to dry and use in your jerky spice blends. Plus, don’t forget … while Jerkies are one of the tastiest things you can dehydrate, you can dehydrate lots of different kinds of foods for long term storage too.
Do you have a favorite beef jerky recipe to share? Comment below!