Methods for Preserving Food

Methods for Preserving Food
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Methods for Preserving FoodWe had a cold snap here in VA and that always brings to mind the need for food preservation skills. My history as a chef has taught me a lot about Preserving Food not from a survival stand point but from a swanky food trend stand point. Fortunately it translates. We are going to talk about several different methods for Preserving Food and I want you to start a project now that you can slice into come spring time. Continue reading

Smarter Food Storage!

Smarter Food Storage!
Host: Katzcradul “The Homestead Honey Hour

Food StorageSince all the Honeys of The Homestead Honey hour believe it’s important to formulate shows based on what our subscribers and listeners want, Katzcradul is devoting this upcoming show to the discussion of “Smarter Food Storage”, how to get the most: for your food storage dollar, from the places where you store your food, and from your time, efforts, and abilities. Join us as we learn from each other, sharing our best ideas for managing our food storage. Continue reading

Last Chance To Win!

Last Chance To Win! It’s not too late to enter! You have until 3/19/2015

Freeze-Dry Your Own Food

Win Last Chance Harvest Right 140x140Harvest Right’s In-Home Freeze Dryer (patent pending) makes it possible to easily preserve food that will last for 15 to 25 years, with little loss of nutritional value and flavor.

As important as it is to have long-term storage, there is also a need to preserve food for daily use. We live in an age of canned and prepared foods that have little nutritional value and are full of additives that may be harmful.

With your own In-Home Freeze Dryer you can easily preserve delicious, healthy meals, fruits, meats, and vegetables that you and your family will love every day. Enter to WIN!


In Home Freeze Dryer Give-A-Way!

In Home Freeze Dryer Give-A-Way!

Freeze Dryer dryerwithfood3There are those that can off set the cost of that weekly grocery bill with their expertise in preserving food. Either by canning or dehydrating, food is not wasted and can last for a long time. What about freeze dried food? While convenient, with a shelf life of up to 25 years purchasing freeze dried food can be very expensive.

There are two ways to get around the great expense of buying freeze dried food. First you can buy your own freeze dryer, that’s right, not strictly a commercial product anymore. Harvest Right has made available In-Home Freeze Dryers you can now purchase directly from them. While still an investment the long term savings is enormous.

The second way to have your own in home freeze dryer but without any cost at all is to have one given to you.

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The Wish List, great ideas for Christmas!

Wish List Santa-wish-listDo you have a homesteading item you would love to have? Are you having trouble deciding what that perfect gift for family or friends should be? That favorite prepping item you want is probably the same your loved ones or friends would want. Karen Lynn shares her wish list for her homesteading and prepping needs on her own lil’ suburban homestead and beyond!

Don’t miss the give-a-way! Continue reading

Canning with Farm Girl

Canning with Farm Girl
Host: Nick and Don “We Grow Ours

Canning with Farm GirlThis week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have Ann with ”A Farm Girl in the Making” Ann is discussing homesteading and canning. A true rebel canner she will teach us about this crazy canning community, and educate us on “Rebel” canning as well. We believe that canning is a big part of homesteading and prepping. Knowing how to preserve your food without the need for power is a skill we should all have. Continue reading

“Tasty Survival ” with Chef Tess!

“Tasty Survival ” with Chef Tess!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours

Chef Tess Meals download (1)This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have Chef Tess on this week, and she has food! Stephanie Petersen (AKA Chef Tess) joins us in the situation room to talk about her new book, and survival meals. She has amazing recipes that make survival food taste amazing; she showed us how yummy these meals could be! Everyone should have some food storage, but most people think that the food is just for survival situations. Chef Tess has opened our eyes to how these foods can be for every day, and fit into a budget that could help us all save some money to top it off! Continue reading

Planting for Storage!

Planting for Storage!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian

ep67_3This week I’m going to discuss gardening from a bit of a different perspective. There is no shortage of information out there about garden placement for maximum sun, or how to double dig your vegetable plot. You can even find more than you could possibly read about maximizing yield with companion planting, square foot gardening, vertical or container gardening, raised beds, well, you get the idea, the list goes on. Continue reading

Root Cellars! Knowing you can feed your family!

Root cellars! Knowing you can feed your family!
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian

Root Cellars

As preppers, we spend a great amount of time learning how to store food. Each method has it’s pitfalls though; canning requires a lot of time over the stove and dehydrating can be a long process that requires a good deal of electricity. Solar dehydrating is barely an option for us in Canada as humidity levels are high and temperatures are low in the fall when the most produce is ready. Sure, there’s always the freeze dried option, but that can get expensive. Continue reading

What you should consider and know about dehydrating, rehydrating, and canning!

Bexar profile 100There are many out there that are preserving their own foods or are just starting and are on their way to learning the ends and outs of long term food storage. There is a lot to learn along the way and like any other endeavor you enter into it takes a lot of research and practice to get it all down and get it right.  Processing food is a skill, that for many is handed down from generation to generation but it is also a skill that must be mastered. A mistake in re-hydrating, dehydrating, or canning food can be dangerous to those that you love as well as yourself.

canningI am always receiving questions asking about the different techniques, the right and proper tools to use as well as tips, tricks and the best methods to get the desired results in food preparation for short term and long term storage. The questions are many, varied, and without the right answers you can find yourself wasting a lot of time and money as well as putting yourself and those that you love in danger.

On this episode of Preparing for Life’s Storms I will be answering those questions. Questions like; How much water do I use? Does it need to be boiling or just hot or can I use cold water? How much dehydrated corn does it take to make a cup of corn? The list is long but without the right answers the results can be disastrous. So join us and listen in to have these and any other questions you may have answered. If you already process your own food or are just getting started this is a show you will not want to miss.

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