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Recently we were at a garage sale and bought a FoodSaver for ten dollars. It worked fine, but my wife wasn’t to excited about it because of the cost of the bags. Well the other day she got the attachments for it to vacuum seal mason jars. It was like a kid with a new toy at Christmas. She and a friend played with it most of the day.
It is simple to use. You fill up a jar with the product you intend to store, put a canning lid on top of the jar. You then put the FoodSaver jar sealer on top of the jar and activate it. …Read More...
I use a simple rule when I pack food in Mylar bags and buckets. If it is a number 10 metal can or a one-gallon Mylar bag, I use a 300 cc oxygen absorber. In all the packaging I write about, I will use the 300 cc O2 absorber. The reason is I get them from an LDS cannery that is convenient for me, and that is the only size they carry. …Read More...
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am getting older. As I reflect back over the years, I think of how we used to do things before the easy availability of power tools. When I was a child skill saws and power drills were not common. I watch a carpenter today and I see nail guns, skill saws, electric screw guns and drills. The same thing applies to gardening and farms. Do I want to go back to doing things the old way, no. When it’s time to plant a garden, I love my rototiller.
But what happens when the power fails and someday it will. …Read More...