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    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Dehydrated Rose Hips

Thereare many culinary uses for rose hips. They can be used fresh, dried, orpreserved. Rose hips can be used in apple sauce, soups and stews, syrups, puddings, marmalade, tarts, breads, and pie, or made into a jam or jelly.

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Making Jerky Pt. 1

Jerky is actually the end result of the most primitive methods of meat preservation ever used by human beings, so why not give it a try? And why pay thirty bucks a pound for something you can make at home for maybe a tenth of the cost?

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Storable Foods in Buckets

The most basic food storage for emergency purposes is the six gallon buckets of multi-grain cereals, mixed beans, milk, sugar and salt. This is the best place for beginners and gardeners to start. Storable food in buckets is ideal survival food for emergency preparedness. Grains, beans, pastas, meat or meat substitute, powdered milk, sugar, salt and vegetable blends provide the essential nutrients for survival.  Food

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Food Storage Variety Packages

Fruit, vegetable, meat substitute, baking, dairy and cereal packages to fit your unique needs. One year food packages with a wide variety of grains, soups, stews, fruits, vegetables, desserts, snacks and meat substitutes. Food storage packages can bring peace of mind. We’ve done the hard part of planning food for one year by counting the calories, grams of fiber and protein in our ‘one year

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Dehydrated Food in #10 Cans

The easiest to store and most convenient to use method of storing food is in the #10 can. Add to your pantry as your budget allows and create more variety in your meals. Variety is critical to any food storage program.Food storage is not new; people have been butchering, canning, freezing, dehydrating and stocking pantries for centuries. Although for decades, you may have had enough

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Dehydrators

Make your own jerky, fruit roll ups and yogurt right at home. Dried foods require less storage space.Dehydration is an easy way to preserve your fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat. Most of our dehydrators can be expanded to fit your needs by adding trays. Dehydrators are a great tool for preserving the natural taste and freshness of everything you have worked so hard to

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Book Review

It’s been a while since I (and many other stores) was able to keep up selling books, since Amazon pretty much has the entire book market in the bag. But I wanted to share with you one of my very most favorite books.

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All food is storable food, let’s talk about the long term.

The term storable food actually covers all food. Storable food, simply put, is stored away for later use.  Even fresh food is stored for days in the refrigerator. The real question is how long a particular food item can be stored, what difference the processing method makes, when it starts to lose nutritional value or change in consistency and when it becomes dangerous to consume.

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