Canning foods you grew and harvested yourself is exciting and rewarding. After canning, you have rows of colorful jars lining your pantry ready to be enjoyed at any time. Just like any other food, however, home canned goods do not last forever. Use this guide to help you determine if your canned … [Read more...] about Jars of Canned Food: How Long Do They Last?
One worry with stocking a prepper pantry far in advance is the expiration date on the foods. How long will the foods really last? Metal canned goods purchased from the store have a listed “sell-by” or “use-by” date. For the most part, these dates are conservative and most canned goods will last … [Read more...] about Expired Canned Goods: Still Safe to Eat?
Almonds are so delicious and nutritious, and they're even more so when sprouted! Better yet, almonds' nutritional value skyrockets when they come alive - when sprouted, almonds increase in B-complex vitamins as well as vitamin C. In addition to being about 25 percent protein, almonds contain lots of … [Read more...] about Sprouting Almonds: Pasteurized Nuts Won’t Sprout!
Safe drinking water is something preppers talk about a lot. There are many styles of filters and of course water can be boiled for sterilization, but what if you don't have a filter and your only available water is dirty? Distilling water removes the minerals leaving you with clean, safe drinking … [Read more...] about Prepper Tip: How to Distill Water
With the holidays only a pleasant memory are you left with a lot of leftover and opened jars of jams and jellies? It happens. I am one of those cooks who finds every so often that there are five to ten different varieties of fruit jam, jellies or preserves open all at once. After a season of … [Read more...] about Opened Preserves: How Long do Jams and Jellies Last?