I don't know how many of you ever canned meats, but until this year, I had not. I am a pastor and spend a lot of time visiting elderly folks. Of course, they canned most everything; sausage, pork, chicken, everything. Last year we had a power outage during the ice storm. We were down for 6 days. Fortunately for us, it stayed right at or near freezing the whole time, so we were able to keep our freezer, err, frozen. So this year I decided to can pork. We just butchered 2 pigs and as I was cutting up the meat, I pealed off about 10 pounds of pork for canning. IT IS AWESOME! Put it in the crock pot with barbeque sauce and it rivals any pulled pork you've had. It is light, tasty and easy. One caveat, don't let your family see the jar of it before they eat it. Because it looks nasty! I haven't tried chicken yet, but that is next. Have any of you canned chicken?