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How To Can Fresh Peaches

How To Can Fresh Peaches

Fresh peaches are truly a summer delight! I usually buy a few bushels for eating, baking, and preserving throughout the summer. One of my favorite ways to preserve peaches for eating later is to can them. Canning peaches is pretty straightforward. You can use your water bath canner which makes the process easier. Supplies: PeachesWater bath cannerJars, lids, and ringsA pot for blanching the peachesA large bowl of cold water to cool the peaches downA large bowl to put peeled…

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7 Reasons To Stockpile Oats for Food Storage

7 Reasons To Stockpile Oats for Food Storage

If someone asked me about the core foods I store for my food storage, oats would be in the top ten. I like to store them in various forms to have more versatility, but that is certainly not a necessity for everyone. I want to keep my options open in my food storage which means I have food ready to eat quickly while also having from-scratch ingredients. Right now, in my food storage, I have oats stored as:– Steel-cut oats–…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (March/April 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (March/April 2022)

Wow. A lot has happened since I last wrote you for the monthly update. This website is one of the things that has changed. In mid-March, I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress which is already better. I also had to get hosting for the blog since I left Blogger which Google hosts. Call me paranoid, but I have struggled to be comfortable with Google anything this last year and even before that. However, the blog was down for…

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10 Ways To Prepare For An Economic Downturn (or Financial Collapse)

10 Ways To Prepare For An Economic Downturn (or Financial Collapse)

The world is going crazy, y’all. That is the long and short of it. History has shown us good and bad times. It has given us clues about what happens when the world is about to do a 180 and I think the indications are here now. If you don’t see the signs of something happening soon, I don’t know what to tell you. Prices are getting worse by the day at the stores. Building materials climbing in price again….

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Stockpiling and Preparing When You Are Lactose Intolerant

Stockpiling and Preparing When You Are Lactose Intolerant

Lactose intolerance is a fairly common food intolerance that affects many people. You can be severely or mildly intolerant. Lactose is a sugar in milk that requires an enzyme in the stomach to break it down. Not everyone who is lactose intolerant has the same symptoms, but all of them lack the ability to break down lactose in milk products. People who are lactose-intolerant lack the enzyme needed to break down the lactose.  While this particular intolerance has been on…

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Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (January 2022)

Prepper Update: Where I Am Now and What I Am Thinking (January 2022)

Being a prepper in this day and age is very different from when I first started. The circumstances, the reasons, and the needs have changed in big and small ways. Things that I only thought were small chances of happening are now happening. Things that I thought would happen have not and will not. First of all, my family size has definitely changed. My son is the only kid at home at the present time. He graduates high school in…

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