This Stuff Looks Disgusting, But Survival In The 18th Century Hinges On It!

While it doesn’t look particularly appetizing, you’d be surprised how essential this food was in the old days…check it out!

If dried meat, dried berries and animal fat don’t sound good to you, we don’t know what does!

Just kidding.

While these ingredients don’t exactly make us want to chow down, combined, they make a pretty important survival food. Pemmican. According to James Townsend And Son, pemmican was a food created by indigenous people in the early 18th to mid 19th century, and later adopted by travelers and explorers; when made properly, it could last upwards of 20 years, so it was ideal food to keep on hand. It sort of looks like a mud brick that one would use to build a hut with, but given it’s long shelf-life and large serving of protein, it was the perfect thing to make and eat out in the wilderness.

Would you ever try pemmican?