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  1. Food and water
    Ok guys and gals, let's talk about the serious of long term food storage with mylar bags. Why is it serious? Because storing food in mylar bags is something just about anyone can do. It allows families to stockpile dried food products in bulk. I like to use ziplock bags with a flat...
  2. Food and water
    My first attempt at drying green beans. My wife and I planted 2 rows of beans, 1 row Roma II snap beans and 1 row contender snap beans. On Sunday June 1st I picked exactly 5 pounds of beans. I know it was 5 pounds because I used a scale. My wife has been putting a bunch of the beans in the...
  3. Food and water
    My wife and I are in the market for a pressure canner. What do you think are some of the better ones on the market? We have decided to get away from factory made canned foods and start canning our own. By next spring we would like to have everything ready to go to grow and can our own foods...
  4. Food and water
    Hi- I just got my dehydrater and I picked up about 8 4pnd bags of oranges on sale for $1.49. (Gotta love Aldi's). I've had the first batch in for 12 hours. I cut them 1/4 of an inch, so they are thin. However, they are not crispy. They are more leathery with some moisture left in them. Should...
  5. 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...
  6. Food and water
    I have done a lot of reading on this site, other sites, and a local book stores. I feel confident to try it. I just hope that I can wait as long as possible to try cooking with it to see how well I did. I will be starting small. Fruits, vegetables, and jerky (all of which I've done before)...
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