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      Good for you and your family...stay on top of it and whatever happens in the future...you'll be prepared;-D
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      Quote Originally Posted by lala72 View Post
      I started buying extra food and I'm very interested in oven canning dry goods to keep them fresh and bug free. We lifted our bed so now I can store canned goods under there.
      This got my serious attention...sounds like a great idea... But what is it, what are the how to's, and long term effects? Pros....Cons...????

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      Quote Originally Posted by MrsPaws View Post
      This got my serious attention...sounds like a great idea... But what is it, what are the how to's, and long term effects? Pros....Cons...????
      I got the idea from an article I read. Here's the link. Oven canning preserves dry goods for years. - Free Online Library

      Now Liss has an article detailing it. I am only interested in preserving dry goods.When I get more canning jars I'm going to do a small batch and see how it comes out. There's a lot of info out there. I'm just concerned about my family and stretching the food budget. You really have to do what you are comfortable with. I hope this helps.

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      I have been storing food for about four years now. Things like wheat, corn, oats, beans, and feeze dried vegies and fruits. I also have powdered butter, tomato, etc. I do use it and rotate it as I go. I also can and freeze stuff. I have hit one rough patch finacially and it was great for those 3 months we were without work. I have a feeling that things are gonna get tight again soon because one of my sons just moved back home. I couldn't imagine not storing food anymore because this economy is so up and down lately. I'm so glad I found this website! I have learned some new recipes and am now getting into making the jar mixes for meals I can take to work... or just for fix it fast when I am too tired to spend an hour cooking when I get home after a 12 hour shift. I can't wait to try making my own laundry soap and glue. Great tips here!

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      I have couponing and stockpiling for 6 years. you never know when your doomsday can happen. it could be a divorce, death in the family, a new baby or a loss of a job. not every doomsday 'ends the world as we know it'

      currently I am laid off. this made my family lose almost 50% of our income. we have 6 months(guessing) of food and 3 months cash in the bank. I still need a job, but the pressure, right now, isn't to take the first one that comes along. if I didn't have the stockpile, we wouldn't be eating very well.

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