Prepping with Bacon – How to Preserve Bacon

Getting ready for the end of the world and you don’t know what to do with all that bacon you got on hand?

Well, it’s a common problem, and it has a cure, and that cure is in cans.  Here are some highlights from about how to preserve your bacon by canning it.


How to Make Your Own Canned Bacon

Bacon is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when we think about survival foods or items that we can stash away in our emergency stockpiles.  We tend to focus on items that have a lot of nutritional value that will contribute to our overall health during a prolonged crisis, and for good reason.  Stockpiles are meant to nourish us.  However, there’s nothing wrong with including some comfort food as well, and bacon is one addition that can warm bellies and soothe jittery nerves. 

Let’s take a look at a simple method that you can use in order to safely add bacon to your long-term stockpile. 

Getting Started

The first step is to inspect and prepare your pressure canner, jars and lids.  For this recipe, it’s best to use new lids and bands instead of recycling older ones.  You also want to make sure that the rims of the jars are not cracked or damaged as well.  Remember that any defect can weaken the seal and cause the bacon to spoil while in storage. 

Place the jars, lids and bands in a large stockpot filled with hot water, and keep it over low heat until you’re ready to start canning the bacon…….


Next, wipe down the rims of the jars, to remove any debris or grease, before attaching and tightening the lids and bands.  Don’t add any liquid whatsoever to the jars, because the bacon fat will provide you with everything that you need.  Place the jars into the canner, bring up the heat, attach the lid, and let it vent for 10 minutes before sealing everything up and starting the processing timer.  Process at 10PSI, adjusting for altitude, for 90 minutes……

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