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Preparation and Food Storage: Home-canning

Canned goods are not just in the commercially canned containers. Not too far in the distant past, most of the preserved foods had little to do with added preservatives, but with canning. The first canning process was developed as a French military discovery by Nicolas Appert. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte offered an award of 12,000 francs to anyone who could conceive of a practical method for food preservation for armies on the march; he is widely reported as saying “An army marches on its stomach”. After about 14 or 15 years of trial and error, Appert presented his invention and […]

What is preparation or prepping? A brief breakdown.

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What does it mean to ‘Be prepared’? Of course it used to be the Boy Scout Motto (maybe it still is, but I’m not a Boy Scout). Also, what is this new word “prepping”? Isn’t that what doctors do prior to surgery? Well, both of these questions lead to the need of explaining exactly what preparation or prepping actually is. It is a little easier to breakdown the things that preparation, prepping or living the preparedness lifestyle actually include rather than saying what it is or isn’t because it looks different for every family. Some things that it should NOT […]

Bulk Food Storage: Canned Goods

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Canned goods add great value to your long-term food storage plans. Obviously for a variety of reasons, some of which are: Some items are better stored by canning than any other process, thus increasing variety of foods stored. There is little preparation for a canned item when the need to eat. They are small space friendly. Stocking up at a local grocer is easy when canned goods go on sale. They lend to an easy rotation for using the older items first. Often we (as a grain provider) focus on the dried goods, but canned goods are vital to a […]