A delicious and energizing food for the trail is pemmican, which might be defined today as a jerky dessert. But to Indians it was a survival food. 1 lb. jerky meal
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 oz. raising
5 oz. suet
Run dry jerky through a food grinder a few times until it is the consistency of fine meal. For each pound of jerky meal, add the 2 ounces of raisins and the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. When the mixture is well blended, melt the suet and stir it in. The result when the suet hardens and cools is pemmican. There are many variations on this simple theme.