Bacon is good for you. That’s what I tell myself as I eat it. But there is truth to it. In some ways, it is good for you. Bacon is one of the staple foods for those on the carnivore diet. But what about for survivalists? Can it be more useful for the prepper lifestyle other than being wasted and thrown away?
In this post, you’re going to learn different bacon grease uses that can come in handy.
And to make myself feel even better, I did some research into what uses for bacon grease and the extra fat that’s leftover from cooking it that we could start using it for instead of throwing it away.
Usually, people just throw out the grease without much thought about it. It is, after all, just fat that’s left from the bacon after cooking it, right?
It turns out, there is more we could get out of this greasy substance, much more. Continue reading below to see what you can use it for.
Not many people know how to make a fire with bacon grease. It makes a great fire starting method. Here’s how to do it.
Use the grease to coat cotton balls and you got cotton ball fire-starters.
The grease turns the cotton into highly flammable little balls of fire.
Use It To Cook It
Ironically, you could take the extra bacon grease and fat you just got from cooking and use it for more cooking.
Save it, put it in the fridge, and use it next time to coat your skillet for cooking. It’s also good for cooking things like eggs. Just add a little to the pan before putting your eggs in. It gives the eggs a nice flavor and prevents them from sticking to the pan.
Have you ever thought about moisturizing your equipment? Lubricating your gear, items, and equipment turn out to be essential for its longevity. In the Winter, your gear will crack given enough time in cold weather.
Use the bacon grease to moisturize your boots so you can finish getting up the mountain. Perhaps it’s time to add bacon grease to your Winter survival kit.
Make The Ultimate Survival Food
Use it to make the ultimate survival food. Animal fat is an ingredient to make Pemmican.
For more survival hacks using everyday household items, visit the ultimate guide.
If you don’t want to use it right away and want to store it for later use. No problem. This article from Lifehacker tells you exactly how to store bacon grease.
If you’re wondering how long bacon grease lasts for after storing it. It will last for about six months.
Make a Bird Feeder
That’s right, you can use it to make a bacon fat bird feeder. This article does a good job at explaining how to make one.
Bacon fat makes for a great gravy. As we all know, bacon is packed with high-intensity flavor. So naturally, using it as the main ingredient in gravy packs some serious flavor.
This recipe post tells you how to make the gravy.
Biscuits are one of my favorite foods. The infamous magazine Garden & Gun has a good post on how to make bacon-lard biscuits you can try.
Speaking of biscuits, we have a post on the oldest bread recipe in history you can read.
If anything, at least you have another excuse to eat more bacon.
What do you use leftover bacon grease for?