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Most people think vacuum sealing is straightforward and while that is mostly true, there are some challenges that go along with this method of food preservation. Not all sealers are created the same just as not all vacuum sealing bags are the same.
Vacuum sealing is one of the first food preservation methods we started using to help stretch the food budget and keep us from throwing freezer burnt food out if we didn’t eat it soon enough. What I wasn’t expecting was just how much money this would ultimately save!
There are some great tips and tricks to help you seal your food right the first time, every time and save you even more money with less waste. Using canning attachments, sealing ‘wet’ foods, and the containers specially made to be vacuum sealed are all fantastic ways that you can regain control over your food, keep your freezer stocked, save money, and best of all, learn how to use a vacuum sealer better!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.