Smoking meats and Veggies is another way to preserve food(s) that can be stored for long periods of time or packed along with you in the case of a bug out situation, not to mention they are quite tasty fresh off the smoker for dinner. As with most things there are numerous ways you can smoke foods. If you would like to see how you can build your own smoker look under the Homesteading link.
One of the biggest mistakes I see people doing when either barbecuing or smoking and cooking in general is what’s known as peek a boo cooking, Don’t do that!
If ya looking ya ain’t cooking!

The videos below will help you get started.

Understanding Smoking

Making Bacon
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