By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years’ worth of trips to the […]
Have you ever Dry oven canned before? Do you know if it is truly safe? This article gives some unknown insight and the facts to back it up.
By Charles Harpole charlesharpole.wordpress.com The most prevalent error I see with food storage shelving is storing glass containers on high shelves with no “front bumper” to retard the glass containers from falling down during earthquakes or other upsets. All that carefully preserved tasty food could easily come crashing down. All food containers are subject to problems. Glass […]
Home canning is a wonderful way to preserve the nutrients in fresh foods, avoid excessive salt, eliminate preservatives from your diet and save money by buying in-season while prices are low. Fruits, vegetables and home-made broth are obvious choices for canning and storing food. However, some canning choices are more exotic or unusual. Here are […]
By Nevermars Soon, we’ll feel the familiar brisk change in the air. Daylight won’t be quite as harsh or last as long. Instead of our summer uniform of shorts and a tee shirt, it’ll be time to don a sweater and some jeans. Fall is coming. As gardeners, the approaching season means it’s time to […]
Storing food in your pantry, refrigerator, or other areas of your home is a great way to enjoy the most savings when a sale is occurring and to also make the most of your leftover meals that you’ve cooked. While storing food can be a great way to save money, there are a number of […]
Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]
Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]
One of the reasons I do not grow asparagus is because it takes 2-5 years to produce. Maybe I am just lazy in that aspect, but it is just easier for us to buy it in bulk and can it from home. Recently my neighbor brought us a big box of frozen asparagus. The tips […]
How to properly store your canner and supplies for the winter. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. With the garden processed and put to bed for the winter heavy frosts are descending on our property every morning now. Many people who practice home canning are getting ready to put their canner up for […]
Canning venison sausage step by step. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Last week I wrote an article on how to make your own venison breakfast sausage, with a tasty recipe and step by step instructions. Click here for the article! This week I will show you how to can that venison sausage to […]
Written by Cin Everything to process wholesome food and to create a long term storage plan takes more time than running to the store and grabbing a roasted chicken for dinner, or a frozen entrée to pop in the microwave. There are other ways to build the larder – buying extra goods on grocery runs, […]
By Stephanie Dayle Living within a day’s drive of the pacific northwest coast does have it advantages. Since I was a kid, once a year my family would take a road trip over to the Washington coast where we would buy a couple hundred pounds of tuna right off the boat. This practice continues on […]
By Stephanie Dayle It’s that time of year when the beets in your garden should be finishing up. When I was a kid our choices were to eat them fresh, which I loved, or pressure can them, I despised eating canned beets. They were the source of many late nights at the dinner table while […]
Canning your peas has never been easier!! There are also wonderful recipe links included so you can make scrumptious dishes with your stored peas.
How to Make Your Own Pectin! Simple recipe and instructions on how to use it when you are done.
A great article telling you the truth about things you should not *can*, despite what bloggers might tell you.
Comprehensive analysis of various canning / food storage methods! Quite a bit of information in a small article!
Very detailed recipe and instructions on canning your own tasty tomato sauce!
Tasty recipe for spicy blackberry jam! Great details, and thorough instructions!
Complete details on preparing quality dog food from your meat scraps and healthy vegetables and grains! Great recipe and canning procedures! Your dog will love you for it!
Detailed instructions and two recipes on preparing fruit to make jellies and jams with canning!
Very detailed description of the Pros and Cons of Pressure / Canner cookers, water bath canning, and the tools needed to safely operate them.
The many uses of Tallow, from Suet of beef, sheep, or most other animals. Excellent instructions in its preparation!
Canning jars are expensive! Used canning jars are a wonderful option, but there are some things to know.
—————————————— Editors note: APN cannot vouch for the safety of this article and is publishing it as an intellectual exercise ONLY. There are many who feel that it is an unsafe practice. Do the research and educate yourself before attempting any home canning method that you are unfamiliar with. Click here for a link regarding the warnings of […]
Red clover is used to help increase fertility, but it also contains high amounts of protein, as well as calcium and magnesium. Here are a few facts about clover that everyone should know. For the guys, clover helps with prostate health and UTI’s and for the ladies, red clover has high amounts of isoflavons which […]