Cured meats are expensive and packed with chemical insanity. My feralized version is cheap and takes maybe five minutes hands-on. (Plus ten days of so of curing.) I'm not sure if it worked yet, but if it doesn't you can learn from my mistakes!
My first attempt at making bacon was a resounding success: proof that making bacon really is easy! Get a pork belly from a local farmer, order some pink salt and choose some favorite herbs and spices - Get ready for delicious!
Set it and forget it...at least temporarily! Oven render lard at a low temp and do your laundry, wash the car and hike mount everest if you can do it under 6 hours! All while rendering your lard with this easy oven technique.