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#136712 - 06/19/08 04:08 AM Re: Butter [Re: Joy]
climberslacker Offline
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Thanks! I was actually wondering a while ago how you could take butter backpacking1
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#136719 - 06/19/08 05:12 AM Re: Butter [Re: big_al]
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Registered: 02/19/05
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"I was looking for a stable fat to use in pemmican."

Had that same thought a few months ago. I decided on Lard. Have it on the shelf still hope to make my first batch ever soon. will let you know.
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#136730 - 06/19/08 07:30 AM Re: Butter [Re: camerono]
LED Offline

Registered: 09/01/05
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Here's another recommended seller. Red feather cheese and butter.


#136789 - 06/19/08 05:14 PM Re: Butter [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Hacksaw
It's not fishy at all. Shelf stable butter has been used in Indian cooking for centuries. It's called Ghee and it's good stuff for lots of things.

It's clarified butter that's canned. I can't find any locally to save my life. I guess I'm not Indian enough to know where to shop for it wink

I can buy Ghee at my local grocery.
Canned butter and chese, along with many other items from http://www.internet-grocer.net/product.html

Edited by SBRaider (06/19/08 05:18 PM)
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#136792 - 06/19/08 05:33 PM Re: Butter [Re: Stu]

Anybody know of a Canadian online retailer? I don't think I'd chance shipping canned food across the border or customs might end up with lots of butter and cheese in their lunch room.

#136976 - 06/21/08 01:09 AM Re: Butter [Re: big_al]
JPinTO Offline

Registered: 08/12/07
Posts: 1
I'm in Toronto and I've ordered Canned Cheese from Interent grocer. Canada Customs has no issues with it.

Edited by JPinTO (06/21/08 01:10 AM)

#136988 - 06/21/08 04:41 AM Re: Butter [Re: big_al]
Raspy Offline

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 351
Loc: Centre Hall Pa
If all else fails you could can butter yourself.
Canning butter 1
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Genneral canning

As for a stable fat for making pemmican. One of the best is rendered pork fat. AKA lard. Although any rendered animal fat will work.

The trick is that the fat is rendered. In other words cooked. Then the liquid portion [Rendered fat] is saved. It is the solid that that becomes rancid.

I have also read that peanut butter can be substituted for the fat in pemmican. I have not tried it myself so can't vouch for it. But in theory it should work. Maybe not as well or for as long. But it should work. Using peanut butter would increase the level of protein and probably the taste.
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#137002 - 06/21/08 11:36 AM Re: Butter [Re: Raspy]

Peanut butter is (most brands anyhow) are FULL of preservatives. Next time you're at the store try to find the expiry date on a jar of Jiffy...there isn't one! I find that when I make hiking snack food using peanut butter as the main ingredient, it keeps forever regardless of the other ingredients.

#137115 - 06/22/08 05:18 AM Re: Butter [Re: ]
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#137140 - 06/22/08 02:27 PM Re: Butter [Re: Todd W]
gto Offline

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 4
The best place I found for canned butter was Ready Depot (www.readydepot.com ) .

Here is the page link:


They also carry all kinds of canned meats , canned berries , canned cheese , Freeze Dried Food , etc. I found there Customer service was very good when I need help.

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