Why Kilishi is the ultimate survival food snack

Kilishi is the ultimate survival food because it’s nutrient-dense, lightweight, portable, easy to store, and lasts a long time. It is an excellent addition to any late-night snack or emergency food kit.

The best Kilishi for long-term use is commercially-produced and packaged kilishi which can last several years when stored properly and kept moisture-free. 

Food items that are ready-to-eat, non-perishable, high-energy, and considered comfort or anti-stress food are highly recommended by emergency agencies, and 

Kilishi checks all those boxes and is considered by most people to be the perfect emergency food. It is also a great midnight snack for people who love to burn midnight candles.

Here are the top five reasons kilishi is essential survival food.


1. Kilishi has a really, long shelf life.

 Across various different cultures from the ancient Egyptians, and Native Americans to Northern Nigerians, Kilishi has been a survival food for thousands of years This is because it lasts a long time.

dry kilishi on clean gauze 

Dry kilishi will last indefinitely.

The low moisture content in kilishi allows it to last a long time. It will last indefinitely as long as kilishi is properly roasted, dried, and packaged.

Most commercial kilishi is labelled with a ‘best before' date, but it lasts well beyond this timeframe when stored properly.


2. Kilishi is lightweight and portable.

Kilishi is naturally light and portable. The dehydration process removes nearly all of the weight of the meat.

However, it’s not light on nutrients or protein. The ratio of calories and nutrients per ounce is significantly higher than any other survival food.

Commercial kilishi are packaged in a durable, lightweight plastic material that makes them highly portable. It can easily be stored in an emergency kit, trunk, or “go bag.”, especially with its handy pack.


3. Kilishi is easy to store and requires no cooking.

Kilishi does not require any special handling, storage, or cooking. You simply have to open the sealed, resealable pack to enjoy it. This is especially valuable during times of crisis when you may not have access to or the ability to cook.

Kilishi is surprisingly resilient and can be stored almost anywhere. Well, anywhere free from moisture to preserve maximum freshness, dryness, and longevity.



4. Kilishi is packed with high-quality nutrients.

Dehydration is one of the oldest techniques for food preservation. It’s also the reason why Kilishi is packed with high-quality nutrients. 

The dehydration process increases the nutritional density of kilishi.

Because it’s an extra-dry style of kilishi, our 60g Classic Beef Kilishi has a whopping 24g of protein per serving. Our kilishi also contains many essential vitamins and minerals one of which is Salt, a key component which acts as a natural preservative. Among other vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Vitamin B12, and Choline, sodium is an essential electrolyte that fuels the body. 


5. Kilishi is full of flavour.

The fact that kilishi is delicious and will bring pleasure during good and bad times is an under-appreciated but important reason for its great durability. There’s nothing that can deliver on that promise like quality, artisan-crafted kilishi.

Bottom Line


Most people enjoy kilishi as a healthy, high-protein snack, but it’s also essential to your emergency food supply.

Our Kilishi is packed with high-quality nutrients, lightweight, portable, easy to store, has a long shelf life, and most importantly, it’s delicious (Kilishious)!!

If you’re looking for a premium kilishi with an extra-long shelf life, you’ve come to the right place.



Our Kilishi is handcrafted and well-cut in a family tradition in the heart of Katsina, Northern Nigeria. A tradition built on quality ingredients and a handmade process that delivers a better-quality, better-tasting, better-for-you jerky.