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Klondike gold rush
« on: June 02, 2015, 09:48:54 AM »
Really good link from Zeker.
During the Klondike gold rush, apparently the RCMP feared mass starvation, so they required gold rushers to pack in a year's supply of food.

From the Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers, 1897:
http://www.nps.gov/klgo/learn/historyculture/tonofgoods.htm
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150 lbs. bacon
400 lbs. flour
25 lbs. rolled oats
125 lbs. beans
10 lbs. tea
10 lbs. coffee
25 lbs. sugar
25 lbs. dried potatoes
2 lbs. dried onions
15 lbs. salt 1 lb. pepper
75 lbs. dried fruits
8 lbs. baking powder
2 lbs. soda
1/2 lb. evaporated vinegar
12 oz. compressed soup
1 can mustard
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It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: Klondike gold rush
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 06:59:07 PM »
Any idea how to store 150 lbs of bacon? 

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Re: Klondike gold rush
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 07:29:04 PM »
Well cured and cold smoked bacon will lasts for a very , very  long time without refrigeration just hanging in shade inside.  Same goes for sausages. I do it all the time.
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