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Do you have plans for preserving the years harvest this year? Many preppers wind up giving much of their harvest away each year and that is a shame. It’s tough to watch all that food grow from a seedling and then suddenly it’s gone!
Instead, you should look into preserving your harvest for the next year. There are many ways to do this and many methods to take advantage of.
One of the best and easiest method for saving your harvest is to dehydrate the food. The process of pulling the moisture out of foods is an incredible way to ensure you have your harvest till deep into winter or even beyond. You can dehydrate with the sun as well.
Freezing your harvest is an incredible way of storing the harvest as well. There are all sorts of vegetables and fruits that freeze great! You have to know the process of freezing things but that can be learned quickly and you can even buy books on the topic.
Saving seeds is crucial and while you are not preserving food to be eaten in the winter, you are preserving next years harvest and that is critical. Once you learn how to do this you will always be able to start a garden. Just make sure you are harvesting heirloom seeds to get the best results the following year.
The old standard for preservation is canning. Pretty much anything can be canned if you are looking to preserve it. It’s a little more scientific and there are some risks but you can get it done and fill your shelves with all the great produce you have grown the year before.
Preservation skills and equipment are crucial to the prepper and homesteader. Get what you need and invest in a good book so you know how to use it.