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#292070 - 03/31/19 03:17 PM Immortal Jerky
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6789
Loc: southern Cal
I ws cleaning out and refreshing my "preparedness stockpile" yesterday and way in the back I found a couple of packets of turkey jerky (Costco brand) with an expiration date of 2005. I pulled them out,opened one, and helped myself. I have survived overnight with no stomach upsets, etc. so I thought I would pass on the good news of dried meat and its ability to keep for long periods of time.

These packets were stored outside in typically mild conditions - no freezing temps and only a few 90+ days, in the dark for about the last fifteen years. Water jugs and canned goods that were also in the stash seemed to be in good condition.

I should probably check stores more often than every fifteen years...
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#292071 - 03/31/19 07:49 PM Re: Immortal Jerky [Re: hikermor]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3076
Loc: USA
While my experience wasn't with turkey jerky or with Costco...I did once regret a similar experience. I expect that there was a big difference in how it was stored.

#292076 - 04/02/19 10:35 PM Re: Immortal Jerky [Re: chaosmagnet]
DaveL Offline

Registered: 10/03/18
Posts: 8
You are a very brave man, I had food poisoning once. NEVER Again

#292077 - 04/03/19 12:37 AM Re: Immortal Jerky [Re: hikermor]
CJK Offline

Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 553
Loc: FL, USA
I'd GLADLY take food poisoning over Norovirus!!!

#292081 - 04/03/19 03:24 AM Re: Immortal Jerky [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 267
Loc: Finland
Just saw Mad Max on tv so I read the headline as Immortan Jerky. laugh


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