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Backpacker Magazine – August 2012

Test Kitchen: Salami

We sampled 50 jerkies, salamis, and summer sausages to find the tastiest and longest-lasting. Here’s how to choose, use, and make trail-worthy meats.

by: Kristy Holland

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More Trail-Friendly Meats

>> Cooked/shelf-stable bacon Heat briefly on a skillet and serve with eggs, or add to a sandwich.
>> Freeze-dried Rehydrate crumbled sausage and ground beef (chicken chunks have a reputation for staying rubbery) with hot water, then use for tacos or stir into pasta sauce.
>> Prosciutto Split a packet between two meals: mix into grits for breakfast, wrap around apple slices for lunch.
>> Spam Hold your prejudice. This meat is just pork, water, salt, sugar, and potato starch, and it makes a tasty burger. It’s also now available in trail-worthy, single-serving packs.



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I'm not going to say that links never work on this website but it seems to be a frequent enough occurance that someone should do something about it. Neither the excaliburdehydrator and worldkitchens links go anywhere.

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