Tag Archives: canning

Review of the Vacucanner Dry Canning System

The Vacucanner is available at http://vacucanner.com/

I am very impressed with this product and think it will be serve high volume preppers that like to buy in bulk and still eat what you store and store what you eat.  Specifically to take large bulk items like dehydrated veggies from Harmony House and #10 cans like Mountain House and process them into usable sizes without sacrificing long term storage life.

 

Episode-731- Preserving the Harvest

Well the time is approaching rapidly that we will be in the full swing of fall harvesting and even planting the fall gardens.  With temps are or near 100 in many parts of the nation today it may seem a long way off, yet it isn’t, cooler weather and the bounty of the garden and the field are just around the corner.

As we turn our focus to harvest both of garden and game it is a good time to discuss what to do with it all.  You can only eat so much fresh, your neighbors will only smile about so many free zucchinis.  You worked hard for it, when it comes to game it is also hard work, time and money, today we talk about making it last.

Join Me Today as we Discuss…

  • What is blanching
  • The easiest method – dehydration
  • The closest to fresh method – flash freezing
  • Canning – pressure and steam
  • Pickling
  • Fermentation
  • Brewing and vinting
  • Making liquor
  • Smoking vs. curing

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Episode-404- Food Storage for Better Living Today

Today I lay out the case to you for storing food and how to approach it.  More though I explain the positive aspects of storing food whether we ever face a disaster or not.  Food storage is largely misunderstood and unfortunately sensationalized today by the media.  The reality is far more practical and powerful.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What does it really mean to store what you eat
  • Why moms really “get it” if properly approached about storing food
  • What is copy canning – special thanks to Ron and Karen Hood on this term
  • Why you need commercial long term storables but they are generally not the place to start out
  • Using long term foods today, not just during a breakdown
  • Learning new cooking methods and techniques for today
  • What does it me to really be a producer vs. strictly a consumer
  • How to make biltong, please don’t complicate this 5,000 year old process
  • Why even incompetent trappers, foragers and fisherman will be an issue if TSHTF
  • How you can combine storage philosophies to create a bullet proof food storage plan

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-320- The 5 Rules of Food Storage for Modern Survivalists

For a few shows we are going to backing up and working on some fundamentals.  Today we do that with developing and utilizing your food storage program.  Storing food makes financial and lifestyle sense in addition to helping you be ready for disasters if done properly.

Also make sure to check out the TSP Gear Shop and get your orders in, in time for Christmas.

Tune in today as we discuss the five rules…

  • Store what you eat and eat what you store
  • Take advantage of opportunity buys
  • Integrate long term storage items as extenders and adjuncts
  • Become a producer
  • Seek a holistic solution

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.  Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-252- Let’s Start Getting Ready for Fall

I know it is over 100 degrees in many places right now, the pool is even getting to warm right?  Fall is a million miles away, I am here to day, no sir it isn’t.  For many fall is less then 60 days away, in many instances the cool fall air and the changes with it are only 30 days out.  It is time to start thinking about fall and winter expecially with your gardens.

In the intro segment I announce Nancy Pelosi as “assclown of the day” for her swastika comments.  I also recognize a group of retired people as “heroes of the day” for standing up as members of the AARP and not being walked on by the far younger people that were dictating to the members how they should think.

Then before the main subject I do a review of the Kaito Voyager Radio, my recommendation is do not buy this.  Tune in for full details today, it isn’t all bad I just don’t think you are going to get your money’s worth at this price point.

Tune in Today to Hear….

  • The bounty is comming how will you store it
  • Is it time for you to break down and buy that canner or dehydrator
  • Start thinking about saving seeds
  • How you can get free food and free seed right in the middle of most cities soon
  • How to get free peach seeds, free agave seed and free yucca seed
  • How to use cuttings before the killing frost to propagate peppers and tomatos for next year
  • Time for winter legumes for harvest or even just green manure
  • Winter humus from fava beans
  • Storing some items is easy, just leave them in the ground
  • Now is the time to start plants for your fall crops
  • Harvesting firewood from trees via “topping”
  • How to get a HOA to consider allowing chickens (I hope, God but I do hate HOAs) Check with the “chicken whisperer

Resources for today’s show…

I left up these videos on Safe Deposit Boxes from Yesterday,  You Really Should View Them Both

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-250- 5 Rules for Food Storage

Today we have a wide variety to discuss but the main topic is the 5 primary rules for food storage. Specifically how to build up a truly sustainable food storage and production program. Today’s show is mostly based on the article that I had published on Lew Rockwell today. (The Article on LRW.com).

In the intro segment today I talk about a random assclown blogger that is lying about me saying such things is I “teach isolationist survivalism” and that “I make up fantasy lies about Barack Obama” and worse that I am a right wing shill.  Clearly this twit does not comprehend that I am a raving libertarian often to the dismay of many of my conservative listeners.  I don’t mind critisim, I don’t even mind the ocassional out of context comments but this person is a liar.  Please go visit her, inform her she is a liar and make her aware that I have invited her to come on TSP to discuss these lies directly.  Her pile of crap hack piece (can be viewed here)  Oh and you do loose credit when you write about someone and can’t even spell their name correctly.

I even include an end of show bonus segment with a brief review and commentary on Episode 3 of “The Colony” a reality TV show on Discovery Channel.

The Rules We Discuss Today for Food Storage….

  • Store what you eate and eat what you store
  • Take advantage of opportunity buys
  • Use long term storage items as extenders and adjuncts
  • Become a producer
  • Use a holistic approach not a magic bullet

Resources for today’s show…

I left up these videos on Safe Deposit Boxes from Yesterday,  You Really Should View Them Both

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-247- 10 Methods of Storing Food for Modern Survival

Today we discuss dehydration, canning, prepared items, mres, root cellaring, smoking, in ground storage, freezing and other methods to preserve food long term.  In the intro segment we do an update on the status of “Audit the Fed”.

Methods of Food Storage we Discuss Today…

  • Dehydration
  • Canning
  • Common Storage
  • Long Shelf Life Commodities
  • MREs and Prepper Specialized Foods
  • Making Meads, Beers and Wines
  • Root Cellaring
  • Smoking
  • Freezing and Blanching
  • In Ground Vegetable Storage

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-170- Let’s Take a Trip Back in Time

Today folks we are dusting off Michael J. Fox’s old Delorian, dropping in some Plutonium and traveling back in time to when everyone in a small town was a survivalist and didn’t know it.

When are we going back to?

  • 1829 and life on the frontier?
  • 1880 during the Indian wars and the rebuilding after The War Between The States?
  • 1918 dealing with the Influenza Pandemic?
  • 1935 in the middle of The Great Depression?
  • May be the 50s as the nation began to prosper after WWII?

Nope none of those, we only need a little Plutonium 235 because we are just taking a short trip back to 1986-1990 to my teenage years living in the three towns of Jonestown, Minersville and Pottsville in the coal region of Pennsylvania.

Listen today as I take you through a typical year back then, count how many survival skills you hear that we consider part of the survivalist lifestyle today.  In 1986 in the Appalation Mountains of Pennsylvania this wasn’t survivalism, it was just what we did.

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon.   Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-154- Options for Storage Methods of Meats, Fruits and Vegetables

Today we discuss a variety of options for storing surplus meats, fruits and vegetables for long term prepping and day to day use as well.

Tune in Today to Hear…

  • Dehydration as a exceptional long term storage option
  • Smoking and the difference between cold and hot smoking
  • Different ways to build a cold smoking, smoke house
  • Pickling as a storage method
  • Thoughts on canning and water bath vs. pressure canning
  • Freezing (short of a total SHTF, it is a great option)
  • Blanching before freezing and before dehydration
  • Jam, jelly and preserves bring spring flavor to cold winters
  • The traditional method of making biltong, no box required

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon.   Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

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

Remember as always to comment, make suggestions and chime in. Also remember to enter our listener appreciation contest to win a great iPod Nano.

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