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  1. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I have a question. I have recently been given a bunch of jars. There are canning jars but also jars that are not, mayo jars, etc. I noticed that when I went to pick them up, there were still food items actually "canned" in the non, canning jars. I personally would not use these for canning but...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I thought I would pass on something that I found last year. Some of the new canning jars are made in china. Think about it Made in china. They can't even make children’s toys without lead. Is that extra $2.00 off worth a risk of your food possibly sitting in a contaminated jar. When it comes...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    DW and I are going to can some chicken here in a bit. In with our mason jars there are a few wide mouth mayo jars. I know that's what they are because a couple still have the labels on them. My question is this: I've always read that you need to use quality mason jars, like Ball or Atlas...
  4. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    What is the shelf life of home-canned meats? How much nutrition do they lose during preparation? I've never canned before, but I know from reading here that I need to use a pressure canner for meats. With my daughter having celiac disease, she can't eat TVP; and freeze dried meats are pricey...
  5. Water Filtering & Storage
    I'm new here (hi!). I live in a rural area that is prone to power outages and must always be prepared to survive a few days without electricity or running water. Here's my question: Is it possible to process and store water in canning jars? That is, put the water in the jars and seal it...
  6. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Can it be done? I did a search on here and google, but neither had any information. A local store has the frozen 1lb chubs on sale for $1 each. Much cheaper than ground beef. Anyway, can I just do it the same way that you can ground beef? Thank you for your help!
  7. Recipe Share
    I'm feeling a need to can coming on..... :cool: So far I've canned beef, chicken, chicken broth, and spaghetti sauce. Feeling the need to branch out. ;) What are some of your favorite canning recipes? We're expecting some snowfall this week, and there's just something about canning in the...
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Well, you learn from your mistakes, most of the time. I hope by me telling of this one someone else won't make this mistake. Ok. I like canned tomatoes and so i have canned juice and whole peeled tomatoes for several years now. have also canned fruit and fruit pie fillings. So i buy a large...
  9. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    In anticipation of low turkey prices, I am thinking of trying to can meat (I have never canned meat before). There are tons of websites that have different opinions, so I figured the best place to get good information was from all of you!:D Yes, I have a pressure canner. So my questions are...
  10. General Preparedness Discussion
    While I'm waiting for the waterbath canner to boil for the cherries I'm canning, I want to give you all a "heads up". I like to put my jars in the canner and then fill them and it with water and then get them started on the heat. Anyways, I had bought some Golden Harvest jars last year at the...
  11. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I went to an estate auction yesterday and picked up 73 canning jars that was a mix of qt. and pt. with both the wide mouth and regular mouth. There was also 24 - 2 qt. jars. The entire lot was $5.00. It was a great deal but what in the world do you do with 1/2 gallon jars? :dunno: They don't fit...
  12. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    How good of an idea is it to reuse old cans and jars for re-canning? What process do you need to take in order to fully clean them before reusing? No telling how long some of my fruits and veggies have been canned for! lol
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