Hardtack is similar in taste to salty sawdust, depending on your recipe. I think John Wayne used to keep them in his vest pocket mixed up with his coins. Always had to look down before taking the first bite.
Okay . . . just found this helpful hint. Remember, for long term storage moisture is a no-no. So if you don't have a dehydrator to further dry the hardtack out after baking, you can let it cool, then the next day bake it again at about 225 degrees for thirty minutes to dry the residual water in the bread.
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I gonna store most of it, but I'm gonna take a couple of the pieces to the cigar shop to show Joe. He's been bragging about the bulletproof vest he made out of ceramic tile. Yeah, no kidding. Don't think it will work? Check out youtube --several videos of ordinary flooring ceramic tile stopping rifle bullets.
How about a bulletproof vest made of hardtack? Not much difference between hardtack and ceramic...