Preserving the Harvest – Canning and Dehydrating

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. With the dog days of Summer upon us it is time to think of how to bring home the best possible harvest and store it for the coming long winters nap, or TEOTWAWKI. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies!

‘Tis the season of garden harvests in North America (and garden planning south of the equator). If we’re lucky, it gets to the point where we look at the harvests accumulating in our freebie buckets and hoarded supermarket bags and remind ourselves that abundance/overabundance is a good problem to have.

There’s probably 101 ways to preserve our harvests. I’ve written articles in the past focusing on some of the less “usual” methods.

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/06/09/trail-foods-from-history-food-preservation-ideas/

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/06/15/lessons-history-eating-well-off-home-preservation/

Others at TPJ have covered preservation methods as well. This time around, I’m going to touch on some prepper-specific aspects of today’s standbys: canning and dehydrating.

Quickie Snippet: Leave some produce whole and halved when possible. Bigger

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Originally posted on The Prepper Journal