Bronze's Expedition Log

Expedition Log

Dried Beef Supplier

I am extremely pleased to announce that I have just received a shipment of 60 lbs of jerky from Tillamook Country Smoker!!!After contacting their sales department inquiring about how to arrange for such a large volume, I was put in touch with Bob Crossley of Marketing Services.  I had a nice sponsorship proposal that I sent along with my request and he seemed to appreciate what I was attempting.  It sounds like he is a bit of an outdoorsman himself, as he is familiar with parts of the PCT.

tillamook-country-smokerBob had a large volume of “salted out” beef which he was willing to donate to the expedition.  It is beef that has dried a little too much, bringing the salt to the surface and rendering it unsuitable for sale.  It is still perfectly edible, and possibly even better suited to my needs due to the dryness.  Needless to say, I was thrilled at the opportunity as this will save me between $700-$1500!!!

It’s added satisfaction to know the beef is coming from a local operation, only a couple hours from my hometown.  I promised Bob I’d raise a toast to him as I pass Hoodoo Butte in Oregon, as it is one of his favorite parts of the trail.

Now that I have the beef out of the way I need to start figuring out the best way to process and store the pemmican.  I may need to buy or borrow one of those small dorm room refrigerators to keep my supplies fresh for the time being.

One Response to “Dried Beef Supplier”

  1. Nova says:

    Wow, that’s great! I’d let you borrow my fridge again, but we’re using it. 🙁