Letter Re: Canned Food Alternatives

Hugh,

I started “doing this” in 1979 when I took a class taught by Ron Hood through UCLA extension. Below is the best advice on food storage I’ve seen or heard, and none are paid endorsements; they’re just my opinion:

A video by Wendy De Witt entitled “Sensible Food Storage”. The first 22+ minutes are on food storage; the other 35 minutes are on equipment. I believe it is the easiest, most commonsense, and cost-effective method.

Also, here is the link to her free doc.

Additionally, this woman has a series of ten or more videos on dehydrating that are excellent.

Below are some more links to what I feel are the best canning channels on YouTube, along with a few examples of their canning:

Here are the links to the two rocket stoves I would recommend:

  • The SilverFire – more stable because of the broad base and heavier weight
  • The BioLIte BaseCamp – nice because of the grill-to-boil lever, USB charger with LED light so you can watch what you’re cooking in the dark, and bucket handle:

For prepping purposes, the best vacuum sealer is probably the 12 volt-capable FoodSaver GameSaver.

Be prepared for when the fecal matter impacts upon the air circulation device!

– B.M.

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