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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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How and Why You Should Be Stocking Up on Baking Supplies This Holiday Season

How and Why You Should Be Stocking Up on Baking Supplies This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a dream season for the prepper. The sales are usually pretty good during this time which makes it an excellent time to stockpile. This becomes especially true for baking supplies.  One of the keys to stockpiling for your food storage is to use the sales to your advantage. During the holiday season, you can count on a few things being on sale: canned vegetables instant mashed potatoes stuffing mixes gravy baking supplies We will be…

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12 Canning Supplies You Should Be Stocking Up On All Year Round

12 Canning Supplies You Should Be Stocking Up On All Year Round

Food shortages (or the threat thereof) have driven more people to grow and preserve their own food. This trend has caused shortages of many canning supplies and ingredients that we have always had good luck finding in the stores. If this year has proven anything, it has proven that people who stockpile goods are not crazy.  While things seem to be in short supply now, you can still find these items if you are creative. Thrift stores, garage sales, Amish…

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10 Non-Perishable Food Preps You Should Be Buying Every Month

10 Non-Perishable Food Preps You Should Be Buying Every Month

New preppers wonder what they should be buying for their preps every month. More experienced preppers wonder what holes they should be plugging in their food storage to be better prepared. We all know we should constantly add and rotate our food storage every month to have a good supply. Since I wrote the 10 Preparedness Items You Should Be Buying Every Month and Top Ten Items You Need For Your Food Storage, my preparedness mindset changing slightly. I think they…

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