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Buying jerky

Postby hikerduane » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:30 pm

Anyone have any experience buying jerky, especially from a local shop in Bishop? I know there is a store or two down there that sells jerky. My vacation starts in less than two weeks and I haven't got my act totally together, as I have a local source for jerky but not sure if I can pull it off in time to get a bag of pieces at wholesale. Anyone know what the price might be? I saw one online store had a lb. for $30, I don't need that much, would be nice to buy just enough for 8-9 days. I could buy some locally by the piece, but by now they are around .99 a piece, not sure, I haven't bought any for a year or more. Worth buying in Bishop? I will be heading down there on a Thursday morning, so would have time to shop around before heading up the hill for the night, and headout early Friday AM on my trip.

Plus, I''m not sure I can get nine days of food into my Garcia Machine canister, a rental available down there for a Bearicade? I have gotten eight days in my Garcia, maybe with the first day of food out, I can make it? Just a little thinking ahead here.
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Re: Buying jerky

Postby gary c. » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:28 pm

There is a place at the north end of town in Bishop that sells great jerky. I can't remember the name of the place, we always just call it the smoke house, I'm sure someone will tell us. It's at the north end of town on the east side of 395. It's a little pricey but good, I thnik that when were there in April they had raised there prices to $38lb :eek: The good thing is that they will sell it by the 1/4 lb with an equal reduction in price. I stop there every one in a while as a treat but otherwise I buy my jerky from WalMart. They have a brand called World Kitchens that they sell for $9lb that's not half bad and a whole lot cheaper.
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Re: Buying jerky

Postby hikerduane » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:10 am

Thank you, that is about where I remember seeing the store. I am more willing to spend a few dollars for flies then a bunch on jerky. I could sub some soy nuts for protein, but they are a little gassy.:)
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Re: Buying jerky

Postby Knute » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:06 pm

For future reference, there is a local (to Me) butcher shop that sells jerky for about $12.00 a pound and ships anywhere in the US. They don't have a website, but here's the number: 724-735-2551.

It's called Henry's Meat Market. Ask for Dave, he's a real good guy.
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