Canning & Preserving

Kim on April 23rd, 2014

I had the good fortune of picking up 8 lb. flats of strawberries for just $5.00 each (I know! Can you believe it?!), so I tried a new product for easy freezer jam. It was SO EASY, you’d almost have to call it “Freezer Jam for Dummies.” I’m not opposed to dumbing down kitchen tasks […]

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Kim on February 4th, 2013

Whole wheat is considered by many, myself included, to be an ideal emergency food storage item because of its nutritional content and long shelf life (30+ years). But eating nothing but whole wheat for a whole year doesn’t sound appealing or healthy, for that matter. You need some variety – something to spice up the […]

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Kim on February 4th, 2013

When you combine today’s poor economy with the recent onslaught of natural disasters, it’s no wonder why more people are making the efforts to establish a personal, emergency supply of food and water. However, sometimes getting started can be a little daunting. Below are some answers to a few common questions related to food storage. […]

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Kim on May 13th, 2012

It may seem a little early to be thinking about canning your Summer harvest, but it’s the perfect time to save on all of the tools you’ll need. I’m often asked by readers which canner I recommend, to which I respond “an All-American.” No matter the size of canner you choose, the All-American Pressure Canners […]

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Kim on February 22nd, 2012

The amazing attention that National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers show is garnering is proof that preparedness is for everyone.  You may not have the resources or the knowledge (right now) to prep like the families featured on Doomsday Preppers, but we can all make steps toward greater self-reliance and preparedness for the unexpected. I gained some […]

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