Prepping Your Pantry The Smart Way

prepping your pantry the smart way

People in this great country of ours are storing and even hoarding food in case a disaster strikes, and going to the grocery store is no longer an option. Many folks who stockpile food just load a pantry with rice, beans, and canned items and call it a day. However, that’s not the smartest way, and there’s more to prepping your pantry than just storing rice and beans.

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A Few Tips For Building A Proper Root Cellar

a few tips for building a proper root cellar

You’ll need to preserve the results of your labor if you want to make wonderful meals all year. But you don’t want to plant ten pounds of carrots and let them go bad, or can a few dozen Mason jars of wild strawberry preserves without a place to keep them.

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How To Keep Long-Lasting Produce In Root Cellars

how to keep long lasting produce in root cellars

Long before refrigeration kept our food fresh, people depended upon root cellars to secure their food for the long winters. Although they’re not as common now, in a time when panic shopping can clear a grocery store, this is just when you could use one.

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Dehydrated Watermelon – Tips And Recommendations

dried watermelon

Now that it’s the peak of the summer growing season and you can find watermelons, cantaloupes, and honeydew melons at nearly all supermarkets, curb markets, and roadside stands, you can pig out on the juicy delights. And each taste is made a little sweeter by the realization that within a few weeks, there will be no more melons for months and months.

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How To Grow Spinach And Enjoy The Harvest All Year Long

how to grow spinach and enjoy the harvest all year long

Scientists now agree that cartoonist E.C. Segar chose spinach as Popeye’s secret weapon not because it was high in iron—as most of us thought—but because it was high in vitamin A. To be fair, spinach is higher in iron than most vegetables, although plant-based iron is not well absorbed by the body.

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Carrots Growing Guidelines – Gardening Tips For Beginners

carrots growing guidelines – gardening tips for beginners

One of the most versatile of root crops, carrots (Daucus carota ssp. sativus) are delicious raw or cooked and deliver an impressive list of nutrients, especially beta-carotene, in colorful packages—from the familiar orange to purple, crimson, pink, white, and yellow as well as two-tones such as purple with an orange core.

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A few Jelly Recipes That Do Not Use Standard Fruits

a few jelly recipes that do not use standard fruits

My years in the kitchen have taught me to have fun with the old standards. With 3 children, it was a sure thing that I had to put up lots of jelly and jam, so I found and worked out a few recipes for pleasure. These do not use standard fruits.

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Ideal Foods and Storage Techniques For the Serious Prepper

ideal foods and storage techniques for the serious prepper

In these days of uncertainty, it makes sense to prepare for the worst and be pleasantly surprised when the worst doesn’t happen.

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A Few Smart Tips For Making Jam

a few smart tips for making jam

On the homestead, fruits and vegetables are abundant each year, and every homesteader has to figure out ways to preserve their produce and to make sure nothing goes to waste. If you have plenty of fruits and you don’t know how to preserve the harvest, how about making jam? This article will share some tips to make sure you succeed in making jams.

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A Few Tips And Recipes For Making Sausage At Home

A Few Tips And Recipes For Making Sausage At Home

Man has been eating sausage since before the ancient Greeks began to record history. And for a good reason, sausage, made correctly, cannot only help to preserve meat but is one of the finest meals you can put on a plate.

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Tips For Curing Ham At Home

Tips For Curing Ham At Home

Curing ham with salt is a food preservation skill that came to North America with the arrival of the first European pioneers. Born from the need to cure and preserve meat without refrigeration, dry salt curing was an old-world method already familiar to these pioneers.

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Freezing Your Homegrown Produce – Essential Tips and Tricks

Freezing Your Homegrown Produce – Essential Tips And Tricks

Every homestead exploits various techniques for preserving homegrown produce since having a well-provisioned home is a fantastic convenience. In the winter, when your pantry is stocked, and your freezer is full, you won’t have to go to the grocery store to buy organic produce.

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Freeze-Drying Food At Home – 3 Easy Methods

freeze dried food

Learning freeze-drying food at home is one of the best things that any prepper can do. As we have said in many articles, food should be a last resort of anyone who is in danger. However, if you have already thought about it beforehand, you will not need to think about it at all. Dehydrating your food is one way to keep food in long term storage, but in this article, we are going to look at how and why you should be freeze-drying food at home.

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