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Re: Older Home Canned Food

Can you tell me what type of apple you're canning? I've used NC mountain apples and I'm thinking they may be too soft. Maybe the firmer apples will can better.

Mrs FP
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:24 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Prepping Fatigue?

I gave myself some time to think about this and talked with hubs about it. Prepping does have an ebb and flow to it, like life. We know folks who have stopped all together, folks who still putter along and those who have advanced on to a homestead lifestyle. I have noticed other terms such as homest...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Virginia Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Prepping Fatigue?
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Now, what the pull date really is for home-canned food is a whole other debate, because the USDA just puts a blanket one year expiration on it all, and clearly that isn't anything definitive. I have tomatoes canned two years ago sitting in my basement that I intend to use, as long as they look/smel...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Again, I say, I never intended for this thread to be about the expiration or pull dates for commercial canned goods. I just thought people could share their experiences with home canned food. I haven't had much success canning apples, they get mushy. It might be the types of apples I'm using. We pol...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:21 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: OpSec

When we first started on our prepping journey in 2011, we started right here on APN. We set up a meeting at a State Park and 3 folks showed up. We were all very guarded. Two of those folks became great friends for a time. We started meeting at a local restaurant, had a campout or two and that went o...
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: OpSec
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Older Home Canned Food

Actually, the question here isn't about store bought canned goods, it's about home canned foods. Yes, food starts to degrade immediately. I just wanted folks to share their experiences with home canned foods. I thought of another experience to share. We canned some sausage links from Zaycon. Browned...
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:32 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: Older Home Canned Food

I believe it's the USDA that makes the 1 year recommendation. Had to laugh about the blackberry jam....it would never make it that long at our house! Have heard of store bought tomato products going bad at their expiration date. Have encountered 1 can of store bought diced tomatoes being off. I wond...
by ForwardPreppers
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:30 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Older Home Canned Food

In moving to the homestead, canned food that we had at the BOL is now moved into our house. This morning hubs shared some pear jam canned in 2012 with his old fart breakfast crew and they said it was delicious. The only thing I noticed was it was a little darker towards the top. Tonite we opened a q...
by ForwardPreppers
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:26 pm
 
Forum: General Canning Topics
Topic: Older Home Canned Food
Replies: 22
Views: 771

Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

Our shelving in the utility room was completed in time for us to move stuff back in from outside before the hurricane came our way. This enabled us to move some stuff around create more space in the pantry and move some LTS foods from the barn into the house for better temperature control. Finally h...
by ForwardPreppers
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:52 pm
 
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: 2017 SEPTEMBER - What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month?
Replies: 55
Views: 2667

Re: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers

Gunns - what is your best estimate on how long you could go on your LP should the SHTF? Our friends down the way we're going to get a dedicated tank just for their generator. In regards to the question about putting out buckets to catch storm rain - concern that they would blow away maybe. We left o...
by ForwardPreppers
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:20 pm
 
Forum: General California Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers

I grew up on the MS gulf coast most of my childhood so hurricanes are a familiar visitor. The heat, humidity and bugs are the follow up to the storm itself. OMG We were blessed to have cool weather prior to, during and just after this storm. However, the fire ants are mounded up all over. We've been...
by ForwardPreppers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:31 pm
 
Forum: General California Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers

You set this up before I got the chance to! We just got our power back on yesterday evening at 5pm (Wednesday 9/13). We are located in what is deemed "middle Georgia" on the eastern side of the state for reference. We are on our homestead as well. Last week was spent getting ready for the ...
by ForwardPreppers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:03 pm
 
Forum: General California Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Harvey - Irma Survivers/ Preppers
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: Irma

SC had declared a State of Emergency already. I'm surprised GA hasn't as well. We are concerned about high winds even inland causing power outages here in the rural areas. My mom, on the MS Gulf Coast says people are really concerned since it hit Cat 5 and could turn their way. Supplies of water run...
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:10 pm
 
Forum: A.N.T.S.
Topic: Irma
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Greetings from South Texas!

Great to hear from you in Rockport. I have cried tears of sorrow AND tears of joy watching the news. And yes, you know you have prepper help when you see Mylar! Woop!
Most Preppers are VERY kind hearted and willing to help their fellow man.

Blessing to all of you!
Mrs FP
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:03 pm
 
Forum: Natural Disasters
Topic: Greetings from South Texas!
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Well, are you stocking up??

With more NK talk, missile tests and now an H-bomb - goodness gracious. We are concerned about an EMP so doing a little more research. We are looking at keeping certain quantities of certain pantry goods all the time now. We have been in our little house almost a year so we have a better idea of our...
by ForwardPreppers
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:57 pm
 
Forum: General California Discussion, News and Weather
Topic: Well, are you stocking up??
Replies: 59
Views: 3927
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