Sadly, my canning supplies are at our other place.
This is a discussion on Ain't Nobody Talkin' 'Bout Canning! What be wrong with you knuckleheads? within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I have no idea if it is feasible to "Can" some Toilet Paper so lets get to talkin' about canning some real food! Every post ...
I have no idea if it is feasible to "Can" some Toilet Paper so lets get to talkin' about canning some real food!
Every post that I've read and every real life situation that I have seen since this man-made Chicom Flu bullshat has disrupted my otherwise really nice and easy life, has reported that there is PLENTY of Fruits and Vegetables at the local grocery stores.
Time to "can" some of these goodies up!
We ain't even started our garden yet so why not dedicate some time this weekend and put up some jars of nutritional fruits, veggies (and meats too)! We be pretty prepared now, but the next version of the Flu, why not be double prepared?
Slippy, I had some home grown spaghetti sauce (2017 vintage), pasta, with locally made hot sausage this evening.
I'm turning over the canning jars so I'll have room for this summers produce.
One of my friends is just getting going in his greenhouse and said I could start as many seedlings as I want to. Plan is to start a few tomatoes and peppers earlier than usual for early crops, and a whole bunch of cold hardy stuff I can transplant early (brocoli, cabbages, ...).
Meanwhile, my first batch of extra hard cider should be ready to bottle next week, and I'll start another batch this weekend.
Mrs Inor and I were talking about this exact topic this evening over supper, we are almost thankful for this whole Covcation thing. Certainly not, for the people that get sick or die (unless they are socialists - Then, piss on 'em.), but being stuck at home for a few weeks to use up some of our older food stores is not a bad thing.
Spending some extended time out working on my gardens and playing on my new tractor in the springtime Arizona sun definitely does not suck.
I told you the story on the Orange Site about scoring some really awesome cheeses at a steep discount due to the Coronavirus.
Back on topic...
If you can get good quality stuff to can, now would be a damn good time to do it if you have jars and lids layin' around not doing anything! It's not like you have anything better to do if you are quarantined at home.
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Put a deer and parts of a 1/4 of beef in the pint jars over the winter.
Then about 15 jars of venison stew/soup.
In addition to the honey, jams, jellies, beans, tomatoes, etc, . . . already on the shelves.
Even got some canned bread I did several years back, . . . plus some pickled beans and some pickled corn.
Anyway, . . . may slim out some, . . . ain't gonna starve though.
May God bless,
If I don't do it right - the consequence will be just too much. It'll be better for me to use the space we have (not to mention the labor and the expense) to buying commercial canned foods.
First thing: people have done it in my family for well over 120 years, . . . none of us died of it yet, . . . or even got sick.
Second: all you need is first, . . . a "pressure canner", . . . not a pressure cooker, . . . pressure canner. At flea markets, . . . yard sales, . . . I've picked em up for $3.00, . . . $25 at auction houses. And if you shop a bit, . . . want a "brand new" one, . . .
This is one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Presto-0178...sAAOSwbDpeaQPR
I have one exactly like it, . . . and two others, each a bit different.
Meat you simply cut up, . . . get rid of the bones, . . . as well as the "extra" fat, . . . add water up to the shoulder of the jar, . . . put a lid on it, . . . in the canner for 75 minutes on pints, . . . 90 minutes for quarts.
Third: when it is done, you have 8 pints or 9 quarts of food you know doesn't have any phenoshmushkatoonie** for flavor, . . . achrothrobnokosis** as a preservative, or any red # 487** food coloring to enhance the appearance.
We all were a little apprehensive the first few times, . . . but once you get in the program and get to doing it together with the wife and kids, . . . it turns out to be a lot of fun and family team creativeness when you see those beautiful jars of food you KNOW IS GOOD, . . . and YOU DID IT.
May God bless,
**(made up words . . . making fun of the labels on most foods.....)
Slippy, yes, we already know that I worry about stupid crap. I have an excellent imagination and I put it to bad use every day.
In the South, . . . kraut, . . . pickled corn, . . . pickled beans, . . . and pickled meats (including pickled pigs feet) used to be real staples of their diets. Add some hog back fat and a pone of corn bread, . . . a jar of granny's jam and some home made butter, . . . y'all just sat down to Sunday dinner.
And, . . . "No" . . . we ain't all wrinkley from the pickled stuff.
May God bless,