Category: Food Preservation

Everyday Pantry Items to Have on Hand

Everyday pantry items to have on hand | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Everyday Pantry Items to Have on Hand The truly prepared know that there are several everyday pantry items that should always be on hand. With these simple items, you can make just about any kind of meal, that will include bread, pancakes, muffins, pasta, and tortillas. You can also make crackers, mayonnaise, English muffins, Swedish …

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The Food Preservation Dream Team

Meet the food preservation dream team. These three are all you need to get the job done | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

The Food Preservation Dream Team Being able to preserve food is something everyone should know about. Beyond the freezer! How much food have you tossed out because of freezer burn? There are multiple methods of food preservation out there, beyond the freezer! Don’t get me wrong, using the freezer is great for preserving your food. …

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Have a Bunch of Apples? Here’s What to Do!

Have a bunch of apples? Here's what to do! It’s apple time and canners are firing up all over the country. If you have enough applesauce, try these instead | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Have a Bunch of Apples? Here’s What to Do! Apple harvests are pouring in and sales at the store are all over the place. It’s apple time and canners are firing up all over the country. Eventually, you get to the point where you just don’t want to make any more applesauce! You realize that …

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Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can

Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can For many, pressure canning is an intimidating thing. For others, it’s an outdated way to preserve food so there’s no reason to bother when you can just buy what you want. Sadly, canning food is a lost art compared to how many people had the skill a …

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All You Need to Know About O2 Absorbers

All you need to know about o2 absorbers. It's not a desiccant that absorbs moisture, an oxygen absorber, this fantastic invention helps preserve dried food

All You Need to Know About O2 Absorbers   Not to be confused with a desiccant that absorbs moisture, an oxygen absorber (also called an O2 absorber) is a fantastic invention that helps preserve stored food for even longer than usual! By removing the oxygen in a container, you are removing one of the requirements …

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How to Tell if Canned Food Has Gone Bad

How to tell is canned food has gone bad. With the huge debate about expiration dates, it's hard to tell if they are valid or not. The FDA only requires expiration dates on certain foods | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

How to Tell if Canned Food Has Gone Bad There is a huge debate regarding expiration dates and if they are valid or not.  The truth is, the FDA only monitors and requires expiration dates to be on certain foods like baby formula. The dates printed on loaves of bread, milk jugs, and can are not …

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Using Powdered Milk for More Than Cereal

Using powdered milk for more than cereal. When you say the words "powdered milk," those who have had it before tend to scrunch their faces up into an expression of disgust. It's great for cooking, so don't dismiss it all together | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Using powdered milk for more than cereal. When you say the words “powdered milk,” those who have had it before tend to scrunch their faces up into an expression of disgust. It’s great for cooking, so don’t dismiss it altogether.   When you say the words “powdered milk,” those who have had it before tend …

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DIY Homemade Instant Potato Flakes

DIY Homemade Instant Potato Flakes Can you imagine how much better home made ‘instant’ potato flakes would taste compared to what you buy in the store? Who knows what chemicals are added to them?! When you make your own homemade instant potato flakes, not only are you getting a superior product, you know exactly how …

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Canning Your Own Food Supply Safely

Canning Your Own Food Supply Safely. Learn more about how you can take your own harvest and can it safely for your families consumption later. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Canning Your Own Food Supply Safely Home canning via water bath or pressure canning is something that is making a big comeback. As people move further away from GMO foods to whole, truly organic options, it makes sense that there are more people interested in growing food and preserving their harvest. Canning food supply safely …

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12 Steps to Growing Perfect Cucumbers

You like cucumbers fresh or pickled, but haven't had a successful crop yield? Following these 12 simple steps will help you in growing perfect cucumbers | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

12 Steps to Growing Perfect Cucumbers It’s Spring and gardens are being rototilled all across the country, seed packets are being delivered, and dreams of the coming harvest are filling the heads of gardeners. We all have our favorite things we like to plant and want them to do well. This post is all about …

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