Who Wins the Canned Meat Wars?

When you hear the phrase “canned meat,” what comes to mind? If your first impression is not a positive one, it might be because you’ve only eaten canned meat from a grocery store. You may not have tried survival canned meat yet.

A number of negatives have been associated with canned meat. Some say it’s not as nutritious as fresh meat. Or it doesn’t taste as good. Or it has too short of a shelf life.

Again, I’d venture to say those comments come from folks who have only consumed canned meat from a grocery store.

They’re probably not aware of how nutritious, great tasting, and long-lasting survival canned meat is. Let’s look at a few specific comparisons.

Examine the shelf life

First and foremost is shelf life. If you’re stockpiling canned meat for an eventual crisis, how long it lasts is very important.

The average shelf life of canned meat from a grocery store is two to five years. Usually on the low end of that spectrum.

Survival canned meat, on the other hand, is designed to last much longer. Look for a shelf life of up to 15 years under proper storage conditions.

By “proper” I mean keep it in a cool, dark, and dry place. Heat, light, and moisture are the enemies of any survival food. Including meat.

Inspect the ingredients

Another essential factor to consider in this comparison is the ingredients in canned meat. Basically, the fewer the better.

Survival canned meat is known for containing only two ingredients. They are 100% real meat and just a pinch of salt.

If you look at labels on canned meats sold in stores, you’re likely to see many additional ingredients. Such as artificial additives, fillers, growth hormones, antibiotics, etc.

Among them are modified food starch, onion powder and rice starch. As well as tomato powder, caramel color, and spices.

Consider protein levels

Protein is also a crucial component of canned meat. Grocery store canned meat usually comes close to matching survival canned meat in this category.

But it’s still better to check labels carefully. Some grocery store canned meat has less protein and more salt than it should.

Protein is important for your body at all times. But it will be even more essential during a crisis. That’s when you’ll need every ounce of strength you can muster.

Survival canned meat is an excellent source of protein. It will keep your energy levels up and fight off hunger. You can acquire protein from other sources, but nothing provides protein like meat.

Check the canning process

With canned meat you purchase at the grocery store, it’s impossible to know how the canning process took place.

With survival canned meat, you are informed. The best process involves modern equipment but an old-school philosophy.

Meat is cooked in small batches using high-pressure steam. That way the meat cooks right inside the can.

This will seal in the natural juices. Your meat stays tender and delicious. It’s a long, painstaking process. But it’s worth it. You can taste the difference.   

Timing is everything

Survival canned meat is placed in cans at the peak of its nutrition and tastiness. Cans provide a secure home and keep it good for years. Because meat has a low acidic volume, it can last longer than many other canned foods.

With its long shelf life, you don’t have to worry about rotating survival meat cans in and out. And when it comes time to enjoy it? Well, all you have to do is heat it and eat it. Survival canned meat is pre-cooked and ready to eat. No refrigeration required.

No matter what misconceptions you’ve heard about canned meat, don’t be afraid to make it part of your survival stash.

By planning ahead and acquiring the canned meat you’ll need, you won’t have to stand in line outside a grocery store, only to find shelves empty by the time you get in there. Survival canned meat is the ideal addition to your emergency food supply.

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