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Harvest Time the right time to Preserve!

Harvest Time the right time to Preserve!
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Harvest Time the right time to PreserveNow that we’ve reached the Fall season, we’ve reached the time to harvest & preserve foods for the coming winter… or at least that’s what people have done from the dawn of time. Today, normal folk now count on the nearby convenience store or the Big Box Store, whenever they run out of Extra Continue reading Harvest Time the right time to Preserve!

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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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Mater and Tater on self sustainability!

tater88x100You asked for it so here it is! Join Mater and Tater tonight 9:00pm/Eastern 8:00pm/Central 6:00pm/Pacific for a fun and informative hour as they combine their extensive knowledge on all things relevant to a self sustaining lifestyle in this final hour of the month. Who is Mater and Tater? Rest assured you know them and you are not gonna want to miss the two of them together on air.
mater86x100Learn from two of the experts who have come together for this entertaining and informative program on American Preppers Radio! Topics to include all things self sustaining such as working the garden, canning, dehydrating and a whole lot more.  The lines will be open for Mater and Tater and their awaiting your calls to answer those questions that you need answers to. Did you say give-a-way? I believe we do have something you might like to have. So join us tonight and let’s have some fun!
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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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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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