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What do y'all think about canning food? I know the old folks used to do it all the time, I wanna get back into it
It's good but you have to do it right so you don't make yourself sick or worse. Only use 5%+ vinegar only and get a book (not just online tutorials). Plenty out there but it is an excellent food preservation method, especially for veggies.
 
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It's good but you have to do it right so you don't make yourself sick or worse. Only use 5%+ vinegar only and get a book (not just online tutorials). Plenty out there but it is an excellent food preservation method, especially for veggies.
I read the process is not for people without patience. But I think it's a good start up hobby and I wanna learn it and teach my kids
 

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Currently rotating my water supply for the first time. Using / drinking water that's been stored from 6 months to 5 years ago.

update : did this no problems without being conservative took just over 3 weeks to go through it all. water tasted perfectly fresh. refilled containers this time will probably refill in 2 years.
 

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What do y'all think about canning food? I know the old folks used to do it all the time, I wanna get back into it

I know plenty. My Nana taught me well. Pop pop enforced fishing and bow hunting. It ain't that hard but you will have a learning curve. Be sure to get some ball mason jars from Target. Find a good YouTube video. It will take some practice.
 

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A good food to keep on hand for a go bag or even sustained power outage type situation is granola bars. Oats and other additives like peanut or almond butter have tons of carbs and proteins and can set you up for a while. Honey is the main sweetner. A good basic recipe is here

You can substitute the honey for brown sugar or condensed milk or another sweetener but honey is good and the peanut butter/almond butter can be subbed for butter or coconut oil. I am pasting a basic recipe below. Since these have no preservatives, make a bunch (not expensive) and freeze and you can throw them in a go bag in a jiffy or eat them slowly during a disaster or power outage.

Ingredients​


Original recipe yields 8 servings

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup honey (or condensed milk or sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (or almond butter, butter, or any other substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  • Step 2
    Spread the oats and coconut evenly across a baking sheet.
  • Step 3
    Toast oats and coconut in preheated oven until browned, about 10 minutes; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Step 4
    Mix honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour the honey mixture over the oats and coconut; stir to coat. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  • Step 5
    Bake in preheated oven. Bake 8-10 minutes for soft and chewy, up to 15 minutes for dry
What would be the approximate shelf life?
 
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Canning is a skill you will need when the grid is down and you ate all your freeze dried food.
 

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Hell I'm home Depot now I'm picking up 4 water proof totes. The world may not end tomorrow but it may rain in your neighborhood like it has mine and the drains were backed up.
 
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Y'all should look into Mylar Bags with oxygen absorbers. If u stay ready you ain't gotta get ready.
yep get a foodgrade airtight sealed bucket put in a mylar bag put the food in rice beans and jerky and toss in some oxygen absorbers and youre eating good for ten years
 

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What would be the approximate shelf life?
I'll be honest, I don't know but if you use oats, honey, and a nut butter, those are all separately shelf-life stable so I think these should have some time (though they may dry out and get hard).

For mine I actually make some for my kids each week and then stuff extra in our freezer. If anything ever happens, I take them out and thaw them and they should be ok for a couple of weeks at least I hope.

EDIT: this site says about a week if you use shelf stable ingredients
 

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Canning is a skill you will need when the grid is down and you ate all your freeze dried food.

Yeah this should be coupled with gardening knowledge too. Knowing how to can but having nothing to can would suck.

Lactic acid fermentation is another preservation method though it isn't long-term like canning can be.
 

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Also, make sure your foods have the requisite vitamins and micronutrients in case of an emergency.

According to studies, the most common deficiencies in emergency displaced populations are iron, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin C. The easy way is to keep supplements on hand but foods below in the links help too

Iron

Meats, leafy green veggies, oats, beans, some seeds and nuts (pumpkin, macadamia etc.), quinoa

Vitamin A

Leafy greens (again, hint hint)
yellow veggies (carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.)
tomatoes

Vitamin D

Canned fish
vitamin D enhanced condensed milk
 
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