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Doing the Can-Can: Water Bath Canning Basics

Even the newest of preppers knows that adequate food storage is a must have. You can build long term food storage by purchasing it or preserving your own food. For years, I wanted to can fruits but didn’t know anything about it. What I remembered was what my mom did when she made preserves — she used paraffin to seal the jars. When I was faced with a lug of fresh, sweet cherries from nearby orchards, I had no choice but to learn to can.

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10 Things You Forgot to Put in Your Bug Out Bag

The term “bug out” refers to the need to exit or vacate an area very quickly. In the prepper world, “bugging out” tends to mean you leave the area and go to a house, farm or other prepared shelter in order to join with members of your retreat group or MAG (mutual assistance group). The Bug Out Bag (or BoB) is a pack that’s created ahead of time to help sustain you in a disaster scenario.

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10 Food Storage Items no Prepper Should be Without

If you’ve begun the journey to become more self-reliant you’re probably stocking your pantry and freezer with food. If you haven’t started storing food, you can begin now with just $5/week. If you already have food storage that’s great! But food is only one part of what should be in your storage pantry. Whether it’s a weekend blackout or a true emergency, here are 10 essential items that will help you stay comfortable and safe until things return to normal.

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Benefits of Community Gardens: More Than You Think

Growing a garden offers so many benefits to the gardener, and their family. Everyone knows this, but when community gardens are started, the number of people who can benefit increases significantly. While some of those benefits might seem obvious, such as access to fresh food, there are a few that might surprise you. A few of the lesser thought of benefits of community gardens are outlined below.

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