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  1. Food and water
    I came across this article just a few minutes ago. I hadn't seen anyone else post this here. http://kplu.org/post/home-canning-hobby-leads-near-fatal-medical-emergency And there is so much misinformation out there. A few years ago I was looking to can pumpkin. I found a youtube video with...
  2. Recipes
    This recipe is awesome! I did a canner full yesterday :thumb: http://www.sbcanning.com/2012/02/renees-bbq-beans-looking-for-bushs.html?spref=fb
  3. Ladies Section
    Hi all, I'm interested in learning from those of you who have tried canning in retort bags. I would like to hear about your experiences and would appreciate some productive feedback about my first time with this. In the canner at the moment are 10 retort packages of smoked salmon (about 2.5...
  4. Food and water
    Has anybody ever canned cowboy candy (candied jalapenos) I have found some recipes, and someone posted that their food preservation expert friend says water bath say 10 min 1/2 pint, 15 min 1 pint. But she had not tried it. I was wondering if it ends up mushy. Most of all the recipes call for it...
  5. Food and water
    I am wanting to figure out how to store items in my outdoor shop which in not insulated. For one, cannot find any gallon jars for a decent price (decided to keep them indoors). Secondly cannot determine how to store pre-canned food items that may rust. Would putting them in a Mylar and Bucket...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been seeing some name brands ( like progresso) and some others i hadn't heard of at the family dollar. Also some of their 1 dollar candles can be lit for 3 days. Also it has some dog food. If shtf I would prefur to stick to the raw meat diet i want to feed my dogs, but if I had to bugout...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Would love any suggestions/advice about my logistical planning problem: - I've never really stored up any home-canned goods, but plan on doing so & keeping in closet under finished basement stairs (coolest, darkest, least disturbed place in house that doesn't experience temp changes like garage...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    what other things should i be put into containers canned? perhaps with oxygen absorbers? batteries? matches? i'm going to buy some oxygen absorbers and i want an idea of what i will be using them for. thanks
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Right now, Bullets~n~Beans and I are in the infancy stages of working our land, and are currently living in a 12x12 Alaknak tent, building up an outdoor kitchen and gathering area until a primitive shelter is finished. No electricity, or running water and up until this week, no campfire. We do...
  10. Food and water
    Yesterday I made up 5lb ground taco meat. I cooked the ground beef with onions and spices to make homemade taco meat. I canned two quarts and saved the rest for dinner. I'm new to canning and this is my first attempt at meat. Because these are quarts, I processed them for 1.5 hrs. (Pressure...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    OK, so I bought some of those packages where you just add tomatoes boil and water bath can the product. I (being a man) decided to add some things to the recipe. On the chili I added bushes chili beans and corn to the batch, I also added corn to my salsa, and I added mushrooms to my spag...
  12. Food and water
    My family and I are going to try our hand at canning meat (venison) for the first time this year, we have done veggies and other canning for a while now. I was going to fully cook the stew meat in broth and while still hot and into hot jars load it up in the pressure cooker. My problem is that...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    While talking to my 75 year old grandma, I brought up the fact that I was looking into canning. She then told me to follow her and proceeded to her basement. She showed me to a room and said I could use anything in there. To my shock it was full of empty mason jars (Ball and Kerr), unused...
  14. Food and water
    We are in prime canning mode, averaging 1-3 cases a day. Due to the volume, we have invested in several dozen reusable Tattlers and I'm having less than stellar results. My average "bad seal" with metal lids is usually 1 jar in 4-5 cases, but with these I'm getting 40-50% bad seals. Our...
  15. Food and water
    I live in Alaska and just got done dipnetting about 60 sockeye salmon. I'd like to pressure cook some of these. I'm new to pressure cooking (just got my first pressure cooker). I've heard rumors from a few people that I should only can in pint size jars - NOT Quart size. When I ask why, no one...
  16. Recipes
    Geeze! First let me say that I am ok, just in pain but I wanted to post this to give everyone a hint on canning, especially the new ones. I'm almost 47 years old and have canned since I was a child. I won awards for my canning in 4-H when I was 12, so I am not new to this, However, this has...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We are learning to can as a means to survive in the event of any number of collapse's. It's also a way to save money long term on food costs so we can better afford other things that are just as important for survival. Its better to know how and prep than to not know how and starve. Here are...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We are learning to can as a means to survive in the event of any number of collapse. Its also a way to save money long term on food costs so we can better afford other things that are just as important for survival. Its better to know how and prep than to not know how and starve. Here are some...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This week I started on my new storage room in my basement. My house was built in 1865, so I was left with a 14' by 6' crawl space filled with about 1000 lbs of dirt:mad:. I decided to dig out enough dirt and make it level so that I could build a wood floor and frame some walls. With a 4 1/2 ft...
  20. Food and water
    It probably does not help that I am under the influence of Winston Churchill right now but here we go; I am just starting canning and tonight marks the second time I have done this. I made three 1 pint jars of ground hamburger. Yes, I am cooking at 15 PSI for 90 mins. The thing is, when I took...
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