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Many preppers plan on hunting and growing food in a collapse. If you have hunted or gardened before you quickly realize that there is an abundance of resources to deal with.
It’s not as much about scarcity as it is about waste. Cucumbers, ground deer meat, zucchini, and tomatoes are all things that can overwhelm storage capacity.
The key to this is understanding how to preserve foods.
We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out?
If we are dealing with long term disaster we are going to have to transition to a life of self-reliance and independence. This lifestyle is going to change the way we do business in many aspects of our life!
Canning can be a huge part of this transition. Of course, we need to practice good fundamentals to can safely.
Clean Functional Jars
You need to start all of your canning projects with clean jars that have working tops. These are essential. Without clean jars, you can impart bacteria into your food and it could make your whole family sick.
Properly Processed Foods
Different foods require different degrees of processing. Some need peeled and cut while others just go right into the can.
Most importantly you need to follow the recipes. These recipes are designed to keep you safe and give your food maximum shelf life.
Having a temperature controlled pantry that is very organized is also an important part of the whole process. We need to keep track of the food we have, rotate it and assure that we are keeping it at an ideal temperature.
The process of canning is pretty simple. Start with very basic recipes and work your way up. You will be a certified home canner before you know it.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.