Principles of Home Canning

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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.

Principles of Home Canning — Food preservation and storage is pretty high on the list of priorities for anyone who is prepping or homesteading. We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out? We need to be able to get our own food supply at some point, and this takes learning and practice.

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. 

Follow Recipes 

Most importantly you need to follow the recipes. These recipes are designed to keep you safe and give your food maximum shelf life. 

Organized Pantry

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. 

Principles of Home Canning — Food preservation and storage is pretty high on the list of priorities for anyone who is prepping or homesteading. We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out? We need to be able to get our own food supply at some point, and this takes learning and practice.

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