The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making

Book Review: The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making

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One self-reliant project that I enjoy, but haven’t got around to videotaping is home sausage making. I believe that the ability to cure and store meat is a vital skill to anyone interested in producing a majority of their own food (vegans and veggies excepted).

I can deal with a lot of things, but a life without bacon and sausage are just not worth dealing with (IMHO).  All preppers need to know how to How to Harvest Your Livestock and Wild Game

Luckily I found this little gem. The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making is a well illustrated book on dispatching, skinning, and then butchering both common livestock, but also common game animals.

Not only does this book describe how to cut up a larger animal into usable (and well defined) cuts of meat, it also describes how to prep it for storage by curing and smoking it.

This book has been a very useful to me, its detailed enough to show me what to do, and modern enough to have great illustrations.

How to Harvest Your Livestock and Wild Game has been a great help to me as I learned to make sausage, bacon, and other cured meats.

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