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Food Storage and Freeze drying!

Food Storage and Freeze drying!
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Food Storage and Freeze dryingOn this show, I have a guest with me: Stephanie from Harvest Right. We are going to cover Freeze Drying food for long term storage. Along with freeze drying, I will address other methods of storing your food.

Long term storage could be accomplished by Freeze Drying, canning and dehydration Continue reading Food Storage and Freeze drying!

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What Preppers Are Storing That Will Kill Them!

What Preppers Are Storing That Will Kill Them
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What Preppers Are Storing That Will Kill ThemCould you be stockpiling something that will ultimately kill you after SHTF? Odds are, you have been storing this stuff for years. What is this potentially deadly and exceedingly common prepping item? If you guessed prepackaged food storage, you are right. Continue reading What Preppers Are Storing That Will Kill Them!

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Cooking Without Power!

Cooking Without Power!
Host: Lynna “The Other Side… A Preppers Path”

CookingMost of us are always looking for alternatives to the grid and resources that are inexpensive or free. There are all sorts of gadgets out there mixed in with some really inventive, efficient and renewable products and solutions.

Who hasn’t been sitting in a car, windows up, on a winter day and become overheated from the sun pouring in the window. It has always amazed me how much heat is generated from reflection of the sun’s rays alone. There really ought to be a way to harness this incredible free power source to benefit us all…. Yes I know the Solar Industry was born long ago, but until recently the real potential of this resource hasn’t really been touched. Continue reading Cooking Without Power!

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Preserving Food Year Round!

Preserving Food Year Round!

PreservingWhy would you put that canner and dehydrator into storage? Even though winter is here you’re not through yet. You may have put that garden to bed or have just payed off the butcher for taking care of that deer and elk tag that was filled but it’s not over. Canning and dehydrating should be year round for everyone. If  you really like to save money you may already know where this is going.

Fall is the season but so is winter, spring, and summer to be canning, dehydrating and Preserving. Your local grocery store or super market knows this. Most products that you find wherever you shop are seasonal. Continue reading Preserving Food Year Round!

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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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Dehydrating, Rehydrating What you need to know!

p4lstorms_125Canning 100x100  1219121745bSo lots of you have been asking about rehydrating your foods. So tonight on Preparing for Life’s Storms BexarPrepper will be answering those 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?
So join us tonight to have these and any of your questions answered. Also your welcome to join us in the chat room at prepperbroadcasting.com at 8pm central time.

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Canning vs. Dehydrating What Method is the best approach?

p4lstorms_150Bexar profile 300PSDehydrateYou found this great sale at the store, roast beef and carrots and you’re not sure what method would be the best approach. That’s a question that many people have; how do I know which method to utilize for with product? Come join BexarPrepper on Preparing for Life’s Storms Tuesday February 12th at 8 pm central time. We will talk about this and any dehydrating or canning questions you have. Like can you can brussel sprouts or would dehydration be better suited? Or do I can my potatoes or dehydrate them?  Bexar may not have all the answers but with 35+ years’ experience in canning and dehydrating she will do her best to answer what she can.

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The top 10 in must have food storage!

PFLS 1-1fsessentialsPFLS 1-2 fsessentIf you do nothing else what are the minimum items you should have in your food storage. Tonight on “Preparing For Life’s Storms” with BexarPrepper we will go over her list of must haves of food storage. What are your top 10? This hour BexarPrepper will devote the time to basic food preparations for the new prepper.  So come join us January 8th at 9:00pm/Est.  8:00pm/Ct.  and share your knowledge with those just starting out. Once you’ve met this goal what next? Let’s hear from our listeners on what they have found they don’t want to live without in their food storage.

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We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!

Teresa75x75I was asked if I would write an article on “Prepping and Self-Reliance in Northern Idaho”. I laughed and replied, “But I can’t write!” However, truth be told, writing is one of my many passions. Mushroom hunting is another. I love being out in the great outdoors…exploring, treasure hunting, taking in the fresh air and all the beauty that abounds here in the mountainous regions of North Idaho.

House outside 2 100x100 1219121431aThis year marks the 18th winter at my current location, roughly 2400 ft. elevation, a driveway that is 8/10ths of a mile long and 13% grade in spots. Getting down the hill? No problem, getting back up the hill…this time of year there’s always a silent prayer at the base of the mountain. In the winter of 96-97 the driveway resembled the Olympic Luge Run, seriously, eight foot walls of compact snow and absolutely NO room for error. Here, being prepared is Continue reading We are prepared and no one goes hungry on the mountain!

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Katzcradul, and a variety of ways to preserve meat.

“Following this summer’s drought, the price of animal feed has soared, as have the prices for hay. In order to cope, many ranchers are selling off all, or portions of their livestock. Likely, you’ve read the reports that meat prices are going to drop as we head into winter. Get it while you can, because when the sell-off is finished, prices are anticipated to rise dramatically, as demand will exceed supply. There’s no better time to make sure you have all the supplies you need in order to can meat, and take advantage of the temporary, brief drop in meat prices. Katzcradul of  “The Homestead Honey Hour” is prepared to answer your questions and to discuss a variety of ways to preserve meat, and offer suggestions of ways to store meat, you might not have considered.

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Gardening and Food Preservation Strategies for Hard times!

For much of the country, it’s the END of gardening and canning season. And many of us are ready for a break from the endless gardening, (watering!) harvesting, and preserving we’ve been doing these last few months. But it’s never too early to start thinking about, and planning next year’s harvest. I have a few ideas to share with you on how to better face the future challenges coming our way in regards to continuing to produce quality, healthy nutritionally sound food for our families. We are all going to have to become more efficient with, and better stewards of, our resources as the perfect storm of weather, rising food prices, and economic “stresses” loom ahead.

So join me, Renée (aka Michigansnowpony) and my co-host Katzkradul this Thursday night, October 25th on the “Homestead Honey Hour” as we talk about not only streamlining our gardens for optimal results and nutrition, but also introduce to you the idea of “rotational canning” (and dehydrating) to help fill your pantry without the stress of trying to get it ALL done every year.

Whether you garden in the ‘burbs, on a country homestead, or get your produce from the local farmers’ markets to can and preserve, tune in and together, we can help make next season even more “fruitful”!
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Preparing For Life’s Storms talking about dehydrating!

So on “Preparing For Life’s Storms” we’ve covered gardening, canning and communications. About now your exhausted from all the gardening and canning and you want to do something easy with those end of season harvest that are just to small to can. So this week were going to be talking about dehydrating. What can you dehydrated and the steps required to ensure a good final product. Share your favorite dehydrated meals and send me your recipe’s at BexarPrepper@att.net and we’ll make it available for others, a free cookbook for dehydrated meals. Blessings!http://YouTube.com/user/BexarPrepper   
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