Category Archives: preserving foods

Preserving Wild Fowl without Refrigeration

The other day I was up at one of the areas in Northern California where a number of wild fowl seen to spent the winter.  In the spring and fall, you always get a large number traveling north or south … Continue reading

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Freezer Burned Meat, What Do You do with It?

Well, today is cleaning the freezer day.  It’s been awhile since this has been done and believe me it was due.  I don’t know why we insist on saving the last drop of gravy or the spoonful of vegetables.  They … Continue reading

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Erbswurst as a survival food

I am always interested in various types of food products that our ancestors, made and used for survival rations.  Recently I ran across Erbswurst which was developed in 1867 in Prussia and was soon adopted by the Prussian, later the … Continue reading

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Storing Cheese Without Refrigeration

A couple of days ago I wrote an article How do you take care of your food when the grid goes down?.  This article discussed preserving food after the grid goes down.  In a reply to this article Hangtown Frank … Continue reading

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Making Kimchi, a Good Probiotic

I like fermented vegetables, in the past I have made sauerkraut and other mixes of vegetables.  This time I decided to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish.  There are hundreds of varieties, but in most, the main ingredient is … Continue reading

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Desiccated vegetables as used During the Civil War

Now Civil War Army Rations were fairly similar for both sides on paper, in reality the southern rations were normally not as good due to manufacturing and transportation problems.  Everyone probably knows about the hard tack and salted beef and … Continue reading

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Free Fruits and Vegetables are Easy to Get.

The area of Northern California where we live was once known for large orchards.  Over the years, this has changed but there are still a lot of mature fruit trees around.  For various reason I have noticed that many of … Continue reading

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Homemade Dehydrated Potatoes

I have been seeing some great deals on Russet potatoes at the store, mainly at the discount stores.  A $1.99 for 10 pounds is a great price.  So I bought some bags and decide make dehydrated potatoes.  I will use them … Continue reading

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Preserving Meat with Salt and Red Chili Peppers

I have had the change to spend some more time with my wife’s aunt who is visiting us.  As I explained in an earlier post, she was raised under what would today be fairly primitive conditions.  One thing she and … Continue reading

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Salt, What Type Should You Store?

Until I was asked a question about the different types of salt that are available, I had no idea there were so many types.  Since then I have done some research on the varies types and how they are best used. Iodized table … Continue reading

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