montana Bill· Registered
I'll chime in here on the cost of freeze drying. Price out the cost of 5 gallon buckets of freeze dried meat. How many of those will it take to feed a family or group for a year? This is in the absence of any other good food available to eat. What is it worth not to die of starvation?I might have missed it because I've been traveling but you posted a while back that you'd show a breakdown of all the costs of freeze drying food. If you've made a post on this please lead me to it.
If you haven't shown this, please show us a breakdown.
I did see one of your posts that said you had recouped the cost of the freeze dryer but I've not seen a detailed report on how.
The value added by freeze drying is a factor not taken into account. Where I am cans will freeze if they aren't heated or stored in a good root cellar. Freeze dried food doesn't care about cold temps and it is difficult/expensive to dig in a root cellar where I am. I also have a small flock of chickens so I have been freeze drying the excess eggs. In the last four months I have stored a years worth of eggs that will keep for 10 years at least.
Good food without added chemicals or salt, easy to rehydrate and tastes good. A couple a dollars in electricity per load. Freeze dry now because after the shortages start you will be hungry.