Category Archive: Food Storage

Canning Sweet Corn the Easy Way for Long Term Storage

Corn is a fantastic source of carbohydrates, vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and is a great filler that can be used between meals.  Canning it for long-term storage is not something that a lot of people think about, but it’s entirely possible as long as you follow some basic guidelines.  Take a look at the steps below and see …

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How to Boost Nutrient Levels in Soil Without Chemical Fertilizers

Fertilizer is part and parcel for growing a healthy and productive garden.  However, they can also end up doing more harm than good.  Commercial products may also not be available in a long-term crisis or survival situation.  Let’s take a look at some ways that you can add nutrients to soil with some common items that you will …

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Quick Guide to Different Goat Breeds for the Homestead

Goats are not created equally, and different breeds are ideal for different purposes.  Some produce more and better quality milk than others while certain breeds are better for meat.  Some breeds are ideal for small spaces or when resources for feed and grazing are an issue as well.  Let’s take a quick look at a general guide to …

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Try This Simple Recipe to Make Dandelion Wine

Dandelions are surprisingly nutritious, and we’ve touched on the benefits of using them medicinally before.  However, did you know that you can also make a wine from these ever-present weeds?  Not only is it possible, but making a batch is also very easy.  The wine itself is also nutritious in addition to tasting pretty good.  Take a look at …

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How to Prepare and Store Fresh Garlic for the Long Term

Garlic is one of the most versatile foods out there.  It can be grown very easily, stored for a long time, used for a variety of medicinal purposes and it tastes great in all kinds of recipes.  There is a lesser-known way to peel and store fresh garlic over the long-term that everyone should know about.  Let’s take …

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How to Can Fresh Blackberry Preserves in a Few Easy Steps

How to Can Fresh Blackberry Preserves in a Few Easy Steps Blackberries are nutritional powerhouses, and they also make for delicious preserves.  You can produce your own batch with a few basic ingredients and by following a few simple steps.  Take a look at how you can incorporate this nutritious and tasty treat into your …

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How to Make Pine Needle Syrup in the Field

How to Make Pine Needle Syrup in the Field Making pine needle syrup is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy, and all it takes is access to some coniferous trees.  The following recipe is not only tasty and easy to prepare, but it is an excellent example of how to forage and …

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How to Make and Can Peach Butter

How to Make and Can Peach Butter Making peach butter is a great way to condense and preserve the nutrition and flavor of peaches for the long term.  It makes for a tasty alternative to sliced peaches in syrup, and you don’t need as much sugar to.  You can also pack more peaches into a …

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Basic Information About Water Bath Canning

Basic Information About Water Bath Canning Water bath canning is used to process recipes that contain acidic foods, including many fruits and vegetables.  This method is normally used to produce a significant amount of food that will be included in any good stockpile, and it is also arguably the easiest to use.  Let’s take a …

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The Growing Listeria Epidemic and What You Can do to Stay Safe

The Growing Listeria Epidemic and What You Can do to Stay Safe Listeria is a group of bacteria that contains at least 15 known strains.  It is a public health hazard that primarily impacts our food supply and causes food borne illnesses.  Listeria exposure is largely preventable if certain precautionary steps are taken in situations …

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