Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cheap MRE Replacement? Yes, Canning

Alright, planning a Great Prosperous Garden during the summer has numerous prepping benefits.
Other than Fresh Vegetables and Tools made from the plant material during harvest, Survival Gardening can take on a whole new benefit of Nutritious, Cheap MRE's - CANNING AT HOME!

I'm trying to get all the equipment together right now, and have done some looking and learning.
I'm not trying to preach about the wonders of the Garden, Organic, Whatever....
I just remember asking Pamela as a kid "This is a lot of work to put things into jars"
Pamela's response: "You'll appreciate this work in January when I make Chili from these tomatoes."

Your wisdom was lost back then to my punk, know it all ass.  Look forward to Sweatin in the Kitchen canning my Victory Crop!!

Here's some references I have found extremely useful:

Home Canning and Food Preservation
Canning, dehydrating, freezing. Sun ripened fruits, garden fresh vegetables and home grown meat. We all know just how good and how nutritious they are.
Learn to provide healthy nutritious foods for your family and have fun doing it. Don't get me wrong, filling your pantry is a lot of work up front.
The benefits you enjoy throughout the year are OH SO worth it.
Are you looking for someone to come along side? Do you wonder where to start? Let me help!
Sharon of Simply Canning blog

The Big Book Preserving the Harvest - 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables
Awesome reference for Beginners - Advanced

The Complete Book Small Batch Preserving
Year-Round Preserving Tips/Recipes

Why and How to Plan a Survival Garden - 
2012/03/why-and-how-to-plant-survival-garden - Madtown Preppers                      

                                                                                                                          Organic Seed Caches
Mozybeau Organic Farms - Seeds

Square Foot Gardening