There are many ways to store meat without a refrigerator. Smoking, curing, brining, canning, dehydrating, freeze-drying, and more.
There are many methods to dehydrate food. Some are more efficient, but no matter how you dehydrate food, there are a ton of benefits.
You don’t need a huge factory operation to get start canning food. In fact, everything you need is easily available at your local store.