I’m excited to announce that my new book is out. The Prepper’s Canning Guide: Affordably Stockpile a Lifesaving Supply of Nutritious, Delicious, Shelf-Stable Foods is now available on Amazon.
Here’s how this book is different
If you already own my self-published canning book, The Organic Canner, you will notice some of the same recipes. But this book has a twist – it was written with preppers in mind. It contains not only dozens of additional recipes but also information unique to those who prep:
- How to can when the power goes out
- What canning supplies you should keep on hand in quantity for long-term disasters
- How to save the contents of your fridge and freezer in the event of a lengthy power outage
- Old-fashioned methods that don’t require store-bought ingredients like pectin
- Modern updates using the latest food science research to make your supply as safe as possible
These updates cover many of the questions I receive from preppers about post-collapse canning.
The recipes can easily be geared to what you have
Another thing that I did throughout this book was to create recipes that you can adjust based on the supplies that you have on hand.
You’ll find lots of “kitchen-sink” garden recipes for chutneys, soups, and relishes. There’s a section on canning “Roast Beast” that covers canning pork, venison, beef – whatever you have recently harvested or purchased at the store in bulk. There is an entire chapter on how to safely can your own recipes, plus charts for canning different types of garden produce safely.
I did this because, particularly during an emergency, you may have odds and ends that need to be preserved quickly. When you don’t have access to the store, you may not have a perfect bushel of one type of produce and you may need to be creative with your ingredients. At the same time, you want to do this safely.
The book is good for beginners and experienced canners
There’s a thorough section of instructions for those who are just getting started with canning. It includes a discussion on the reasons for the best possible food safety practices, very simple how-to instructions, and the answers to many frequently asked questions about both water bath and pressure canning.
For those who are experienced canners, you may want to skip right to the recipes. You’ll find all sorts of meals in jars that you can put back for the healthiest, homemade “fast food” around.
I hope you enjoy The Prepper’s Canning Guide!
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