Wilson Portrait
Just jerky enough.


Willow Portrait
Chewy, but satisfying.


Wolfgang Portrait
Look like leather, taste like meat.


Wendy Portrait
Meat turned dry and delicious.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
Salty yet satisfying.


Woodie Portrait
It tastes like survival.


Waxwell Portrait
My teeth are getting too old for this.


Wigfrid Portrait
Excellent battle prövisiöns.


Webber Portrait
That worked better than expected.


Walani Portrait
Boy, this meat is jerky.


Warly Portrait
Could use chipotle...


Woodlegs Portrait
Jerky lasts me months at sea!


Warbucks Portrait
A light meal whilst on the hunt.


Winona Portrait
It'll last awhile like this.


Jerky is a product of drying raw Meat on the Drying Rack for two game days. Jerky has a low rate of spoilage of 20 days, and restores 25 Hunger, 20 Health, and 15 Sanity. Jerky provides the same amount of Hunger, but more Health and Sanity than its raw or cooked counterparts. Jerky can also be used in a Crock Pot as normal Meat. See general meat uses. Unharvested Jerky will not start to spoil as long it is left on the Drying Rack, making it possible to keep it fresh for an indefinite amount of time.

Due to the fact that Jerky restores Health, Hunger and Sanity at the same time, this item can be useful for recovering from Woodie's Werebeaver transformation. The same effect can be achieved with Small Jerky, albeit, with weaker restorative properties than normal Jerky.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In the Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked DLCs, Jerky will begin to spoil immediately upon creation on a Drying Rack, regardless of whether it is harvested or not.

Additionally, in the Shipwrecked DLC, large Fish items such as Dogfish, Raw Fish and Swordfish can be dried to obtain Jerky, allowing them to be used in the Crock Pot as Meat instead.

Icon Science Recipe and usageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundMeatDrying RackInventory slot backgroundJerky
Inventory slot backgroundJerkyBirdcageInventory slot backgroundEgg
Inventory slot backgroundJerkyPig King IconInventory slot backgroundGold Nugget
Inventory slot backgroundDead SwordfishDrying RackInventory slot backgroundJerkyShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundRaw FishDrying RackInventory slot backgroundJerkyShipwrecked icon
Inventory slot backgroundDead DogfishDrying RackInventory slot backgroundJerkyShipwrecked icon

Prototype TipsEdit

  • Without items from Shipwrecked, Jerky is the meat food with the highest Sanity restoration. This makes it great for restoring sanity for Wigfrid, who can only eat meat-based food.

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Food and other Edible Items
Meats Morsel (Cooked) • Meat (Cooked) • Monster Meat (Cooked) • Leafy Meat (Cooked) • Deerclops EyeballDrumstick (Fried) • Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked) • Frog Legs (Cooked) • Koalefant Trunk (SteakWinter) • Jerky (SmallMonster) • Batilisk Wing (Cooked) • Guardian's Horn
(Dragoon HeartEye of the Tiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Gummy Slug (Cooked) Hamlet icon)
Fishes Fish (Cooked) • Eel (Cooked)
(CrabbitDead DogfishDead SwordfishFish Morsel (Cooked) • Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried) • Limpets (Cooked) • Mussel (Cooked) • Neon Quattro (Cooked) • Pierrot Fish (Cooked) • Purple Grouper (Cooked) • Dead Rainbow Jellyfish (Cooked) • Raw Fish (Cooked) • Roe (Cooked) • Shark FinTropical FishWobster (DeadCooked) Shipwrecked icon)
Monster Food Durian (Extra Smelly) • Monster Meat (Cooked)
(Dead Jellyfish (CookedDried)Shipwrecked icon)
Mob Drops ButterButterfly WingsEgg (Cooked) • Tallbird Egg (FriedHatching) • Honey
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Doydoy Egg (Fried) Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectar Hamlet icon) (PhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Vegetables Carrot (Roasted) • Corn (Popcorn) • Eggplant (Braised) • FoliageGlow BerryLichenMandrake (Cooked) • Pumpkin (Hot) • Red Cap (Cooked) • Green Cap (Cooked) • Blue Cap (Cooked) • Petals (Dark)
(Cactus Flesh (Cooked) • Cactus Flower Reign of Giants icon) (Seaweed (CookedDried) • Sweet Potato (Cooked) Shipwrecked icon) (Aloe (Cooked) • Asparagus (Cooked) • Bean Bugs (Cooked) • NettleRadish (Cooked) • Tuber (FriedBloomingFried Blooming) Hamlet icon) (Lesser Glow BerrySucculent Don't Starve Together icon)
Fruits Berries (Roasted) • Dragon Fruit (Prepared) • Durian (Extra Smelly) • Pomegranate (Sliced) • Banana (Cooked)
(Watermelon (Grilled) Reign of Giants icon) (Halved CoconutCooked CoconutCoffee Beans (Roasted) Shipwrecked icon) (Juicy Berries (Roasted) Don't Starve Together icon)
Dairy Butter
(Electric Milk Reign of Giants icon)
Crock Pot Bacon and EggsButter MuffinDragonpieFish TacosFishsticksFroggle BunwichFist Full of JamFruit MedleyHoney HamHoney NuggetsKabobsMandrake SoupMeatballsMeaty StewMonster LasagnaPierogiPowdercakePumpkin CookiesRatatouilleStuffed EggplantTaffyTurkey DinnerUnagiWafflesWet Goop
(Flower SaladGuacamoleIce CreamMelonsicleSpicy ChiliTrail Mix Reign of Giants icon) (Banana PopBisqueCalifornia RollCaviarCevicheCoffee • (Fresh Fruit CrepesMonster TartareMussel BouillabaiseSweet Potato Souffle Portable Crock Pot) • Jelly-O PopLobster BisqueLobster DinnerSeafood GumboShark Fin SoupSurf 'n' TurfTropical Bouillabaisse Shipwrecked icon) (Asparagus SoupFeijoadaGummy CakeHard Shell TacosIced TeaNettle RollsSnake Bone SoupSpicy Vegetable StingerSteamed Ham SandwichTea Hamlet icon) (Jellybeans Don't Starve Together icon)
Other RotRotten EggSeeds (Toasted SeedsCrop Seeds)
(Birchnut (Roasted) • Ice Reign of Giants icon) (BlubberBrainy MatterBile-Covered Slop Shipwrecked icon) (ClippingsSeed Pod (Cooked) Hamlet icon)