Episode-26- 9 Methods of Storing Food for the Modern Survivalist

Today’s show gives an over view of 9 different methods to store food and preserve it for future use. Tune in today to hear about..

  • Different methods of dehydration
  • Learn about zucchini chips
  • Using smoking as a preservation method
  • The secret to making African Biltong – You may never make another piece of jerky after this
  • Pickling for more then just pickles
  • The basics of pressure canning
  • The secret to blanching vegetables for great fresh taste after freezing
  • A few thoughts on country wines
  • A few ideas about root cellars
  • Tips on simple dry storage options

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5 Responses to Episode-26- 9 Methods of Storing Food for the Modern Survivalist

  1. Biltong is so 1997 for me… I’ve family in South Africa and have had some biltong there (didn’t get the Zebra though, my brother-in-law got the last piece that a good friend of his had made up in Namibia). Good podcast and you covered the basics. I don’t know if you get the book or jars in the US by Bernadin (their book on canning is available here http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Bernardin-Complete-Book-Home-Preserving-Judi-Kingry/9780778801375-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527food+perserving%2527); but they have a canning book that has been a great starting point for my wife and I for preserving. The information is written so both beginners (with no familial experience or history of canning) can get going quickly. Thought to pass it along.

  2. I’m going to give a go to making Biltong this weekend. Picking up the what I need for it tomorrow!! =-D

  3. I would check into the paint cans for food storage a little more. They sound good, but check to make sure they are food safe first. I have seen those cans before, but I am not sure that they are food safe, which might defeat the purpose. The same thing is true for film containers, in the 70s, my dad used to use them to store herbs for camping trips, and now we know that there are silver and other particulates from the film that make that not a good idea. Just something to keep in mind. A plastic storage bag inside the can may negate the issue, but I am no scientist and couldn’t tell you.

  4. Modern Survival

    I should have mentioned that the cans should be lined with a plastic bag, which is then closed with a twist tie. The cans of course are 100% new.

    I found the thread that I heard about this in


    The only issue is you have to register for that forum to be able to view the content. I think that is a huge mistake personally but it is there forum and it is full of some really great people so it is worth the trouble in my opinion.

  5. Modern Survival

    You can also get gold lined cans that are FDA approved for food storage like these


    Or you can go with an unlined can, regardless I would still line them with mylar bags.