20 Rules for Canning Meat Safely

corned beef in jars ready for canning

Summertime is the perfect time to eat meat. If you’re new to canning, here are some tips to help you get started. By following these simple rules, you can ensure that your meat is safely canned and will last for months. Let’s take a look at some of the most important guidelines to remember when … Read more

How to Can Food at Home – Start Here

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For the beginner, canning can be equal parts excitement and terror. Extending your food sustainment should be the goal of every prepper. Further, extending the shelf life of otherwise perishable foods expands your food independence. Every calorie on the shelf gets you one more day through rough times. Canning can come at a cost, though. … Read more

How to Can Chicken Broth Step by Step

Canned chicken broth is a versatile ingredient to have on hand. It can be used in soups, sauces, and other recipes. In this blog post, we will show you how to make chicken broth step by step. This process is simple and easy to follow. You will need a pressure canner and some mason jars … Read more

20 Dutch Oven Recipes You Will Love

dutch oven whole roasted chicken with herbs

If you’re looking for a versatile and adaptable way to cook, nothing beats using a dutch oven. Dutch ovens are one of the most well-rounded pieces of cookware around, and they can be used for everything from roasting to baking to braising. With nothing but your dutch oven and plenty of heat, you can create … Read more

Can You Dehydrate Jello / Gelatin?

jello

“Jelly and custard again, nana?” Jello is a staple dessert of the Seebregts family, to the point that it’s become a running joke. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from chowing down; why should it? This is especially true with fruity-flavored jello. Well, haven’t you ever wondered if you could dehydrate jello? Yes, you can … Read more

15 Condiments You Can Make from Scratch

homemade condiments collage

If you’re like me, you love condiments. Whether it’s ketchup on your fries or delectable, whole grain mustard on an Italian sausage with grilled peppers, they can make or break a meal. I guess I just don’t care for “plain” food. But store-bought condiments can be expensive, and often contain all sorts of unhealthy ingredients. … Read more

62 Dandelion Recipes You Won’t Want To Miss

dandelion plant

It’s springtime on the homestead, and along with spring come spring flowers, including, the ever so abundant and humble, dandelion. Dandelions are actually an herb, also referred to by their Botanical Latin name of Taraxacum-officinale. My grandma would gather us up as kids and we’d head outside with our little garden tools and pick dandelion … Read more

So, Is Dehydrated Food Good for You?

apple slices loaded in the dehydrator

There are a lot of questions about dehydrated food. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it appropriate for long-term consumption? Though naturally dehydrated foods have been eaten around the world for ages, the proliferation of factory produced dehydrated provisions and homemade dried food for survival readiness has raised health questions among some homesteaders. So, … Read more