Best Fermenting Crock for Serious Pickling

best fermenting crocks

Recycled glass jars can work fine when you just get started with fermenting vegetables (aka DIY pickling). However, when you start making larger batches of ferments (like huge batches of sauerkraut or pickles) or you want to “set it and forget it”, you’ll want to upgrade to a fermentation crock. Here’s what you need to … Read more

Best Pressure Canners Plus Buying Guide, Instructions & Tips

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When it comes to preserving food, pressure canning is one of the best ways to go.  You can preserve almost any fresh food with pressure canning – including things like meat, jam, and salsa. And, contrary to what many people think, pressure canning is actually very easy to do! This guide to pressure canning will … Read more

Freeze Drying Food at Home: How It Works and Is It Worth the Cost?

Freeze Dried Strawberries

Whether you are stockpiling food for emergencies or want backpacking meals, freeze dried food is almost always the best way to go.  Freeze-dried foods are lightweight, can last decades, are easy to rehydrate, and actually taste good.

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Best Food Dehydrators of 2019 (and How to Choose the Right One for You)

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I bought my first dehydrator about 7 years ago from a thrift store. It turned out to be one of the best things that I’ve ever bought.