I ll try to present later whole process in separate post, with pics.
Here s few videos of smoke houses for meat.
(more “complicated” dryer)
simple barrel style dryer
It is slow process, with lot of recipes (everyone have his own, what type of meat, what type of wood, how long etc) Each recipe includes advice to drink a lot of home made booze while drying the stuff
One more good source of food here (in rural ) is homemade fruit jam. Whole process is make without electricity, with old style wood “machines”, later that mass is boiled inside big pan over the open fire.
In war that kind of jam (apple) was pretty valuable as a substitute for sugar. It can last 4-5 years in jars.