Category: Canning


9 Methods of Food Preservation You Need to Know

9 Methods of Food Preservation You Need to Know - There are 9 methods of food preservation mentioned, some you may know well and some you may not know so well. All are great ways to preserve your food and all of them WILL help you in a survival situation. Can you add more to the list?

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Stockpiling food is obviously top of the prepper and homesteaders “to do” list. There are many ways of preserving food and I wanted to share …

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How To Protect Your Food Storage Stockpile From Mold

How To Protect Your Food Storage Stockpile From Mold - Your basement is the best place for mold to flourish. Mold likes cool, damp, dark places to grow. Basements are notorious for this environment, making them the most common place that mold grows and thrives. Being a prepper you know how important it is to have a properly protected basement. Any type of water damage, if not properly cleaned and dried, can also cause mold growth.  Mold is not only a killer for your stockpile; it can be harmful to the lungs of those who breathe it in.

Like many preppers, we use our basement for storage. Whether we are stockpiling food supplies, building equipment or other survival items, there is a slow moving predator that can destroy these items without us even knowing. This predator likes to live in cool, damp, dark places and can grow very rapidly. It can both harm …

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How to Build Inexpensive Basement Storage Shelves

How to Build Inexpensive Basement Storage Shelves - This storage could be made to fit any room but the most obviously place is a basement, if you have one. Read on to see the tutorial which has a lot of pics to help you along the way!

Having room to store your preps is always going to be a tough one. Shelving and storage is expensive and could cost in the hundreds if not considerably more. My family and I have a small house and we have plenty of storage issues! So I did what I do best and started searching for ideas and …

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Canning Dried Beans: Planning Ahead for Fast and Easy Meals

Canning Dried Beans: Planning Ahead for Fast and Easy Meals - Preppers are good at storing beans. That has much to do with the fact that dry beans stay around. They gather quickly because we always forget to soak them and instead reach for the can. This article offers you options for your beans. It gives you a way to take advantage of that dry bean storage without having to plan two days in advanced.

Canning Dried Beans: Planning Ahead for Fast and Easy Meals Beans have been on the human menu for a long time. We have eaten beans in some of the worst conditions and we have eaten beans in some of the best times. Beans transcend things like wealth, race and religion. All throughout history it has …

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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.

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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The Best Home Canned Meatballs Recipe

The Best Home Canned Meatballs Recipe - Meat prices are just ridiculous and I don't see the prices going down anytime soon. So if you can get a good deal on ground beef I would highly recommend making some meatballs and can them and have yummy meatballs for years to come

The Best Home Canned Meatballs Recipe I want to share this meatball recipe. My wife made a batch of these recently, and I have to be honest… They were the best I have ever tasted. Meat prices are just ridiculous and I don’t see the prices going down anytime soon. So if you can get a …

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9 Good Reasons to Can Your Own Food

9 Good Reasons to Can Your Own Food - Remember, canning is used for entire meals, meats and veggies, a lot of people think its just meats. Once you purchase your canner and jars you are pretty much set!

9 Good Reasons to Can Your Own Food Canning your own food will not only save you money at the grocery store but it will give your family “food insurance” if SHTF. I touched on this a little in my 6 Secrets of Hot Water Bath Canning You May Not Know article. Now is the perfect time …

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26 Useful Hobbies that Pair Well with Prepping

26 Useful Hobbies that Pair Well with Prepping - George Matthew Allen once said “People with many interests live, not only the longest, but the happiest.” This quote hits home for us preppers. A simple hobby you took up years ago can have a huge difference down the road when you need the skill for an emergency, disaster, or when SHTF.

26 Useful Hobbies that Pair Well with Prepping George Matthew Allen once said “People with many interests live, not only the longest, but the happiest.” While I am not sure if Allen said anything else worthwhile, this quote hits home for us preppers.  With the majority of the people in the US living sedentary lives, …

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Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips

Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips - Food storage is essential for survivalists, homesteaders and anyone that is preparing for the worst. But your situation can become a worst case scenario if you don't know what you are doing. There is so much information on the internet about food storage, how can you hope to figure out fact versus fiction?

Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips The food storage industry is a crazy place, filled with amazing promises and seemingly outlandish claims. The problem is that not all of these claims may be true and many things just seem flat out made up. Can certain foods really have a 25 year shelf life? Food storage …

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Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection

Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection - Print out a this massive collection of PDF files as reference for a possible SHTF scenario, and keeping it in a nice safe spot. A single printed survival manual may save you or a loved one at some future date.

Massive Survival & Preparedness Printable PDF Collection Let’s say you weren’t paying attention to great sites like SHTFPreparedness.com, owned little or no books on preparedness and survival and let’s face it, wanted to learn some new skills quickly because you were caught entirely with your pants down when SHTF. I have been asked a number of …

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