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Tessemae’s All Natural {Review}

I know you may be thinking what the heck? A review for salad dressing? (Disclosure: I was given free product AND I was paid to review it) This doesn't have anything to do with preparedness. It kind of does. Healthy eating, in our house, is considered part of our preparedness plan. We need to be in the best shape possible, not a round shape, but physically fit to be ready for the SHTF. That said,…
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Pressure Canning Pinto Beans

Clean and rinse beans to make sure there aren't any rocks etc. I then soaked 3/4 of a cup of beans in each jar full of water overnight. Next morning drain water and refill with fresh water These need to go for 70 minutes at 10 pounds. SUPER easy. For me, even better than Mylar bags for long term storage. One pint of home canned is about 2 store bought cans. Those beans are packed…
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Zaycon Bulk Meat for Food Storage

I wanted to share with you real quick that Zaycon has ground beef back. I have purchased their bacon, chicken, and ground beef and have never been disappointed. Before you say "Oh, I don't need THAT much ground beef. Or Chicken" Notice nobody says they don't need that much bacon. I love Zaycon for their bulk options for food storage. I have pressure canned all of their meat with success. You can read my instructions…
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Dehydrating Frozen Corn

I thought I would try dehydrating frozen corn. I used Costco's organic frozen corn that they had in stock. The large bag was only around $4. The nice thing with frozen corn? I can just throw it on the tray and set the dehydrator. I forgot about it honestly and the corn was in there for about 24 hours. It didn't need that long, but it didn't hurt the corn either. I ended up with…
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How to Dehydrate Onions

Sliced up in the food processor Lay them out on the thinner than this. This was just a quick picture. You don't want them overlapping. I left them in overnight. Boy did my house stink! All shriveled up and ready to be stored Then I vacuum seal them to store long term. I also made Homemade Onion Powder I use this dehydrator and this Food Saver Subscribe to our Occasional Newsletter ********************************************************** Thank you for…
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How to Dehydrate Garlic

What does one do with this much garlic? How do you dehydrate garlic? I recently purchased garlic at Costco. Very affordable, but there was way more than I would use in a couple of weeks. I decided to dehydrate it. It was a team effort to do this. First we had to break open the garlic cloves. A great purchase. Just roll the garlic clove around and it peels it for you! Then you slice…
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Valley Food Storage Review

I was recently given the chance to do a review on some Valley Food Storage food. I will tell you now, I was pleasantly surprised. I had a done a review of a similar product and had stomach issues for a few days. Not the case with this brand. We chose to have this for lunch on a rainy, summer day. Doesn't look like much. I thought no way will this feed the 3 of…
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Step by Step Guide to Dehydrating Eggs for Long Term Food Storage

We have 8 hens. We get 6-8 eggs every day. There are only 4, soon to be 3, of us in the house. That ends up being a lot of eggs every week. After doing some research on what to do with this overflow of eggs that we had I decided on dehydrating. I could freeze them or use mineral oil and store them. I may try those for another post. Now, there are two…
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Buying Chicken in Bulk for Long Term Food Storage

I wanted to share with you all a little secret. Well, it might not be a secret, but I get asked about this topic a lot. How do I buy chicken for long term food storage? I am going to tell you today. I buy it from Zaycon Foods. I have also bought their bacon and ground beef. Zaycon chicken comes straight from the source and is not previously frozen. I bring it home 40…
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Homemade Onion Powder

How to make onion powder at home. The jar on the left is dried onion that I didn't run through the coffee grinder. I wish I had saved a bit more out for this purpose. When I peel a ton of onions I always put them in water. It helps with the tear inducing issues that come from slicing onions. Does it work? I'd like to think so. It could also be all in my…
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