Category Archive: Canning

Meat Potting: An Almost Forgotten Skill Worth Rediscovering

Meat Potting: An Almost Forgotten Skill Worth Rediscovering When I sat down to write this, I remembered my grandmother. She potted meat like this in 10 gallon crocks. The cooler you could keep the crock, the longer the meat will last. (Basement, cellar, etc), but don’t let it hard freeze or the crock will crack. …

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10 Canning Tips for the Newbie Canner

10 Canning Tips for the Newbie Canner My wife and I can all the time and love it. It gets us together as a family unit and after a good batch of canning you can sit back and look at them and say, “well dear, that’s us good for a week or so if SHTF” …

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How To Can Water for Emergencies

How To Can Water for Emergencies Stocking an emergency water supply is something everyone should do-regardless of their situation. Natural disasters can disrupt water supply, contamination can occur with chemical or biological hazard leaks, and cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Bottled water is definitely easy to come by when conditions are …

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Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full Stocking up your food supply is one of the main aspects of prepping and something that a homesteader always keeps in mind.  There are plenty of options for storage foods, like canned food, pouched food, dried foods or fresh produce in root cellars.  A problem a lot …

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Basic Survival Skills for Living a Good Life

Basic Survival Skills for Living a Good Life It may seem like survival skills should come along with common sense, but with modern conveniences, it’s easy to get someone else to do most things for you.  Food preparation, laundry services, and vehicle maintenance can be easily outsourced these, days but what do we do in …

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Are You Only a Prepper If You Call Yourself One? Preparedness as a Way of Life

Are You Only a Prepper If You Call Yourself One? Preparedness as a Way of Life Do you know many other preppers in person? Are there people in your life that don’t call themselves preppers but pretty much do the basics of what any prepper would want to do – keep their house well stocked …

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Vegetable Storage in a Root Cellar

Vegetable Storage in a Root Cellar As the growing season draws to a close and the winter months approach, it’s time to think about storing food for the winter.  Freezing and canning are a great option and can definitely extend the shelf life of your harvest.  Nothing beats fresh vegetables in the winter months, though. …

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18 Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping

18 Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping Prepping can be expensive and yes you can spend a lot of money on a few preps BUT I found 18 low cost ways to start your prepping journey. When the need to prepare for an uncertain future becomes a pressing reality for the new prepper, it’s easy to get …

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11 Ways Anyone Can Be Self-Sufficient

11 Ways Anyone Can Be Self-Sufficient Self-sufficiency is an attainable goal, and there are some easy steps you can take to get there. Growing your own herbs is one example – not only do they make runs to the store for that one missing ingredient unnecessary, but they just taste better. From there, you can …

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How To Dehydrate Milk For Long Term Food Storage

How To Dehydrate Milk For Long Term Food Storage Save a lot of money and dehydrate your own milk. It’s very easy to do and actually quite satisfying. This is a great project if you want to store milk long term. Liquid milk goes off very quickly and without refrigeration your milk would be off …

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