Of all the dumb luck. We have a new roomie (long story, my girls daughters boyfriend, ok, that wasnt so long) and he has a pressure cooker! We have jars but no lids, so I have to get some but I need some advice. I'll figure out how to use it, but my questions are: What should I can first as an easy experiment? Something easy and cheap but worth canning so if I screw it up its no big deal. I'd like to do something the girl will eat, so I'd like to do something just to try it, and then crack it open and taste it. Does that even make sense? I'd love to do some meat, but we dont eat much and the girl doesnt look psyched about the idea. I'll leave that for later. Looking through the forums I'm a little confused about whether or not meat/chicken should be cooked first. I get the impression it shouldnt? I would think that for LTS/SHTF it should be already cooked, just in case, so if needed I could just open it and eat it, no? Does the cooker (wow this sounds like a dumb question to me) cook the food as its doing it thing? If whatever I can is well sealed, should it last indefinitely? Or do the seals not last forever? Some of my questions were answered here and here, but I'd like to hear from yall who've actually done it. It looks like all the pics I see on here the screw lid is left on, but most of you said you remove them. Most of the pics were from exsheeple, and maybe they had just come out of the cooker. I am shooting for my stuff to look like those. I am pretty excited about doing this. I'll get started this week, tomorrow Im off to the local LDS warehouse, which is kind of a trek for me. Thanks in advance!