food-storage

How to Make a DIY Barrel Smoker
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Barbecue competitors know all about building a DIY barrel smoker. Smokers can be built from many different humble beginnings. These cookers are meant to prepare all different types of meat …

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Mason Jar Meals Using the Best Survival Food
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

The best survival food retains vitamins and lasts decades. Take it from #10 cans to delicious combinations before hard times hit. Whether you’re a prepper, homesteader or just someone who …

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Drying Mushrooms: Instructions for Dehydrating and Use Afterward
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Drying mushrooms is an easy way to “upcycle” your produce. While most foods lose flavor or texture after dehydration, mushrooms improve. Mushrooms have been eaten since ancient times and have …

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The Best Reason to Practice Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I had a feeling something would go wrong. I’ve practiced food preservation methods since I was 12 and never had I felt so uneasy. I needed to put away all the …

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How to Store Vegetables Through the Winter
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

The garden has frozen over and your table sits heavy with food. Some food begins to wilt while others shine bright orange in the autumn light. Congratulations: your garden was a …

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Food Preservation Examples: A Guide to Food Storage
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

I tell my friends there are two types of people: preppers and those who laugh at preppers. Why is preparing for a rainy day such a laughable concept? Is it …

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Propagating, Collecting and Saving Seeds

By Anita B. Stone; Photographs by S. Tullock Had the Pilgrims not brought and introduced abundant seed varieties to the New World, we would not be enjoying a diverse variety …

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Early Spring Vegetables List: Don’t Wait on Winter Waning

By Anita Stone, North Carolina – The snow is melting and daytime temperatures are calling you outside. Leaf buds swell on trees and your hands long to feel the soil once again. And …

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