I have made pemmican and heart jerky and am currently storing it in the pantry in plastic bags.
The pemmican contains dried beef, tallow and a little salt. I got the tallow from US Wellness and dried the beef myself. The pemmican turned out sort of crunchy, that is, the meat was extremely dry.
The heart jerky has some seasoning (vinegar, hot pepper, salt and pepper) and is quite moist. (Delicious, too.)
My question is about storage. How long can it last in the pantry? Would it be better if I put it in the freezer? I am hoping to consume this in a couple of months on a trip.