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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading