This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: Al Durtschi :
Mini FAQ on Meat Potting
Before refrigeration changed everything here in Southern Alberta, meat
potting was a more prevalent way of preserving meat than either salt curing
or drying. In my mind, 'meat potting' was an accident waiting for a place
to happen, but under the appropriate circumstances it could have a place