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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Lets say the scenario is long term survival, and we eventually run out of canning jar lids. Since you're only supposed to use them once, how do you plan to continue canning food at home after the supply runs out? I've thought of dipping the tops them in beeswax after canning. I've even...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a 6 month old boy I have just started stocking up on Baby preps, Baby food, Diapers, Wipes, Etc. Is anyone else doing this or have any bright ideas on long term storage? Would like to get some opinions on what you have for your little one. After the first year babies can eat mostly what...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I want to start canning from my garden this summer, and also start making chili, red sauce, etc during the winter months. I have never canned and want to make sure that my first experience is an educated one. I have began collecting different recipes, and have began to read some basic...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know there's some concern regarding BPA in cans and in canning lids. And I remember seeing these lids at one of our visits to the local "readiness" store. I haven't used them yet, so I cannot say one way or another how they perform. Tattler Reusable Canning Jar Lids They are reusable too!!
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hello folks, my friends and i are growing our own food :D, we have about 100 sq ft of land in southern California coastal area and are going to build some raised bed gardens, solar dehydrators,trash bag potatoes and pizza box ovens. As students we really have little money and we are looking for...
  6. Vendor Deals
    We now offer Tattler Reusable Canning lids: http://www.directive21.com/tattlerreusablecanninglids.html We offer an amazing price for 3 dozen, and also offer Free Shipping. We have them in stock, ready to ship. I have been ecstatic about our newest addition to our preparedness products...
  7. Food and water
    About 20 years ago I canned some cayenne peppers and after about 1 1/2-2 years of storage the lids had been partially disintegrated. I mean eat all the way through. :eek: Has anybody else had this problem with canning cayenne peppers. This also happened to a batch of Jalapeno canned in oil...
  8. Food and water
    Instead of hijacking another thread, I wanted to ask others about how canning will work in an isolation scenario. Or at least if supplies are not available. First off is my thoughts on pressure canners. A few years ago we bought a pressure canner that has the weight instead of the gauge...
  9. Food and water
    So many folks say that canned food can last veritably forever so long as it it kept in a cool dry place. I assume they are talking about canned foods from the store. But what about home canned foods? In my father in laws basement, he has many, many cans of foods that were canned by my husbands...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Previously, I've only canned pints and smaller. A week or so ago I did 7 quarts of pickles. In my canner there wasn't much water on top of them - maybe 1/2 an inch (I had it filled right up to the very top). I was reading in my manual that it says not to do hot water bath quarts because the...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I ordered this off ebay, it was new in the un open box for $25.00. The individual that was selling it said they wanted a larger unit, however I think 6 Qts will be great for cooking dried beans and various other things for me and my wife. I even got a cookbook for the pressure cooker throwed in...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I've read on here how some of you re-use non-canning jars to can food, and I thought I'd give it a try. Right now I'm in the process of canning salsa, and one of the jars I used was a jar that Taco Bell brand Salsa came in. The rest are canning jars. I'll let you know how it goes.
  13. Food and water
    Couple of interesting videos I thought I’d share. Canning Ground Beef Canning butter
  14. Site Information & Suggestion Box
    Canning / Sealing / Saving and other tips tricks and hints about preserving food. I've been searching the forum all night for different information about mylar bags. I gave up on my search for canned foods. Other topics that could be in that sub heading that would be hugely helpful to collect...
  15. Recipes
    Just bought a canner just a small one with a weight 5 10 15 pounds!! I am a poor man survivalist!! I canned some MIX bean soup and it turned out great kinda hard to not just eat it all lol. Well the wife likes beef vegetable soup and need a good whole meal canning recipe for it! For that matter...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Where I have been to search about oven canning, there are many people who claim their grannies did it all the time with great success but then vehemently warn against it. Now days the "official" stance is not even to do water bath canning anymore. My Mom canned a lot of things open kettle. You...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Finally had some resources to get myself a pressure canner and am hoping to do some canning this weekend. I don't know where to start but am looking to can mostly meat. Anyone have any suggestions on what would be useful for a bug in at an urban location? :confused:
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm all about pinching pennies and this video has some great suggestions I hadn't thought of. Taught me four new things in just over three minutes!
  19. Food and water
    I haven't done any true canning, ever. I have been stocking up on equipment all summer at yard sales. I have: a pressure canner, water bath canner, basic utensils, books and 100 unused jars with another several hundred lids. I have no clue how many jars it will use up to can one doe. I'm...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm old and senile and from the backwoods of Tennessee, so I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I know several preppers and every summer they show me the nicest shelves of beautifully canned green beans, corn, and all kinds of veggies. They got enough dried beans and rice to live forever...
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