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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-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

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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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