growing food / 4 posts found

When Storing Food, Consider These Canning Mistakes to Avoid

by admin
Comments are off for this post.
Canning Mistakes to Avoid When you get into canning, it can be a little overwhelming. You understand the benefits of using up your produce and having unprocessed foods at the ready, but there is a lot to be considered in the beginning. Before you get started, here are some common canning mistakes to avoid. Filling the Jars Too Much This is probably one of the most common mistakes people tend to make when they first get into canning. It looks like you have enough space in your jars, so you fill them to the top, but then later find out […]

Some Tips for Food Storage Safety

by admin
Comments are off for this post.
When it comes to keeping your family happy and healthy that doesn’t just include preparing meals at home. There are some safety rules that need to be observed as you cook as well as when you store your foods.  Here are some tips for food storage safety in your home. Keeping Foods Safe during Prep The first line of defense against spreading germs is hand washing. No matter what you are working with, always clean your hands between different food types as well as when they are visibly soiled. Washing your food will also help prevent the spread of germs. […]

Seeds: The Importance of Proper Harvesting and Storage

by admin
Comments are off for this post.
Many people consider food storage to be one of the most important areas for survival planning. Certainly, we won’t argue the fact that food storage is a vital part of preparedness planning for crisis situations, but, food storage alone is not a complete long-term survival solution. We must begin to actively consider active food production. In other words, we need a plan to produce food. If we only consider a food storage plan, we are only providing a temporary solution to our food consumption needs. We must develop a long-term strategy to replace what we consume. So, that would certainly […]

Should you Consider Hydroponics Farming in Your Preparedness Planning?

by admin
Comments are off for this post.
Typically, we share ideas and strategies on storing grains and other food as part of our overall preparedness strategy.  Obviously, storage foods have a limit to their effectiveness.  We should have other plans in place for a long-term preparedness solution. Every family that has a preparedness plan, should include planting and growing food as part of their plan.  Land space obviously becomes a concern, so some alternative growing methods needs to be considered. That raises the question then –  should you consider hydroponics in your preparedness planning? Let’s look at some thoughts on hydroponics farming and growing: Traditional farming makes […]