Hello, my name is H***, and I'm a canning addict. I began my canning a few months ago and I love it. A very satisfying hobby for a prepper. One probem I am always have is, there are never enough jars. When I started canning, my mentor (mom) urged my not to buy new jars. She said there were tons out there to be found. I was impatient and bought a bunch anyway. This past week I decided to take out a free classified ad in our local paper for cheap or free jars. The first call landed me 24 quart jars and 6 of the big 1/2 gallon ball jars for $10. Three hours later I got a call from a guy with a "few" old jars. Turned out to be nearly 180 assorted mason jars from the 50's! Ball, Atlas, Kerr, all in perfect condition and free. Before I got home I got another call. Two more dozen delivered to my porch. Needless to say I won't be buying jars for awhile. Sorry for the rambling, but my point is that there are TONS of used canning jars out there for the taking, as canning is a dying art. These older jars are also of much higher quality than current production, the glass being nearly twice the thickness. Get out there and find some jars!