I've made a nice big dehydrator, and I'm gonna make my own Jerky and Pemican for paleo backpacking use. I know the recommendation is to use/dry only the lean parts, as the fat spoils (but the rendered oil/tallow added back doesn't) I figure I can trim the fat, dry the lean, render the fat in my crock pot, then pound it back together.
But, at my butcher, there are ready sliced pieces of beef with tasty fat marbling, that would make it easy to just throw in the dryer. Also, that fat sure would be tasty and full of energy on the trail.
My question is, could I dry those fat marbled slices and take them on a short trip? How long would they last? A few days? A week? Id sure like to have that easy, high calorie option for 5-7 day climbs.