National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 11

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Today’s Challenge

Today I’d like you to preserve some food. If you read articles by folks who have survived epic SHTF events, a huge part of their day is taken up by finding food and water.

If you were in a survival situation, preserving any additional food you were able to find would help to keep you fed during the long winter months.

A good way to start off with canning is to water bath can some applesauce. You can find the directions here.  You don’t need all the bells and whistles. A big stockpot can serve as a water bath canner. The only things you might need to buy are mason jars and lids.

You can also preserve food by dehydrating it. While you can spend a few hundred dollars on a fancy dehydrator, you can also use an inexpensive dehydrator for this purpose. I have this one. You can even use your oven to dehydrate fruits or vegetables, but if the weather is too hot you might not want to heat up your house. I’ve never tried it but some people use their microwaves on the defrost setting for dehydration.

What did you preserve?

Were you able to preserve something? What method did you use? What did you put back to eat later? Share your experiences in the comments.

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Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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