[Sca-cooks] Simon Bolivar's Pemmican

Ana Valdes agora158 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 03:44:19 PDT 2006

I checked with several Spanish specialized in Bolivars military
campaigns but nobody speak of some special rations. They said the men
had may times only platains and salt to eat.

On 8/28/06, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> The only thing I remember is that Simon Bolivar took cattle with him for
> food when he made the assault over the Andes.  He lost over half the cattle
> and about 1000 of his 2500 men.  Considering the many military blunders
> Bolivar made, I seriously question his organizational skills, but not his
> charisma.
> I also vaguely remember Simon Bolivar Buckner, the Civil War general, as
> having wound up with pemmican as part of his rations.  But that bears some
> research.
> Bear
> > Was discussing Wars in general, and Simon Bolivar came up, with some
> > of the changes he made to the then-current army organization by
> > Europeans. One of the more intriguing details, was that as a journey
> > food, he developed and used a variant of pemmican that was compact and
> > nutritious enough for a soldier to carry 5 days of rations with him at
> > all times.
> >
> > I've been searching the "Net, but haven't had any luck finding a
> > recipe for this substance. Can any of you, who are more skilled with
> > the 'Net perhaps find me that recipe? I'm thinking, knowing what I do
> > about travel foods, and pemmican in general, that it should contain a
> > mix of dried meat, fat, and likely local berries/fruits, but a
> > specific recipe would be a great help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
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