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Retort Canning - Make Your Own MREs - DIY Preparedness

Make Your Own MREs with Retort Canning

Did you know that you can home-can food in a bag? You can with retort canning. It is basically the same as canning in glass mason jars, except you are canning in special Mylar-type bags called “Retort” bags.

This is a game changer!

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Just like being able to freeze-dry foods at home with the purchase of a freeze-dryer. You can now home-can in foil bags using a chamber vacuum sealer that can seal retort bags.

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Store Your Glass Jars / Canned Food Safely and Affordably

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Bottling food is the best! It’s a great way to preserve food from your garden, jam the berries in season, or even store up meats for stews. Who doesn’t love homemade salsa right out of the jar? It can last for years and you can save your favorite foods and know exactly what is in them.

Yet here’s a dilemma:

How do you safely store all your bottled food to be safe from the effects of an earthquake?

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Home Canning Cheese in a Water Bath Canner

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So I’ve tried waxing cheese, but I’ve also heard of canning cheese. One thing I love about the idea of canning cheese is that I don’t have to check as often and rotate it like my waxed cheese.

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Waxing Cheese at Home – Real Cheese Food Storage!

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My family loves cheese! We use it in so much food we make and just to snack on.  The thought of only having powdered cheese in our long term food storage just sounds so…. Blah! So when I learned that you can wax cheese and it can last for years, I was totally on board!

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