Tag: food preservation

12 Lifesaving Canning Rules

When it’s that time of year for canning your garden bounty, or when canning any time of the year, before you dust off your canner and heat the stove, first take a look at these 12 lifesaving canning rules. Having just canned 18 pints of beans, time for a refresher: …

Green Coffee Beans for Long Term Storage

Green coffee beans are best for long-term storage whereas roasted coffee beans have a limited shelf-life — they comparatively won’t retain their fresh flavor for too long. The shelf life of ground coffee is even less – making both roasted coffee beans and ground coffee poor choices for long term …

How To Preserve Potatoes

Preserve potatoes by using any of the following methods: – Root Cellar (do it yourself at home!) (see below) – Freezer – Dehydrate – Canning Instructions for each method are listed below.   Being frugal you notice that potatoes are on sale, but if you buy too many they will …

Dehydrated Food versus Freeze Dried Food

Are you curious to know the basic differences between dehydrated food and freeze dried food? Lots of preparedness-minded people who have a so called ‘deep pantry’ and will often have a variety of foods for longer term storage including dehydrated foods and freeze dried foods. Here are the basics regarding …

Freezer Food Storage Times

The most popular modern food preservation method is a freezer. Except for the risk of power loss and the resultant spoilage (if more than ~24 hours), freezing food is simple, easy and convenient. A common question about freezing food is how long will food last in the freezer? Here is …

Food Dehydrator Basics

A food dehydrator is just one of many ‘tools’ and methods used to preserve food for preparedness. While no single method is ideal for all circumstances, a diversified approach to food preservation is recommended. The following is an overview of the food dehydrator and the advantages thereof…   What Is …