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A Beginner’s Guide to Bottling Fruit and Vegetables – With tips on How to Prepare and Preserve Food for Long-Term Use

A Beginner’s Guide to Bottling Fruit and Vegetables
With tips on How to Prepare and Preserve Food for Long-Term Use

Table of Contents
Introduction
Rules of Bottling
Types of Jars and Bottles
Sterilizing Tips
Equipment Necessary for Bottling
Methods of Sterilization
Hot Water Bath Method
Hot-Water Sterilization – Quick Method
Oven Method
Second Oven Method
Boiling Tomatoes
Tomato in Their Own Juice
Preserving Tomatoes in Brine
Tomato Purée
Tomato Juice
Bottling Methods for Vegetables
Blanching and Sterilizing Process for Vegetables
Water Bath Method
Acid Brine – Lemon Juice Method
Using Bottled Vegetables
Preparation of Fruit and Temperature Chart
Timetable for Sterilizing Vegetables in Pressure Cooker
Conclusion
Author Bio-

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Introduction
We are everlastingly grateful to that homemaker millenniums ago, who decided that she needed to preserve food, for the coming winter. That was a little step for her, but it was a giant step for mankind. Soon people began to preserve food in stoneware jars.
The principle of preserving these fruit/food items depended firstly upon the destruction by need of all the mold and bacteria in the air, fruit, or water. As technological development and experimental sciences began to develop in ancient civilizations, they discovered how to make glass containers and bottles more than 5000 years ago.

Naturally, at the same time, the cook in the kitchen was experimenting on food stuffs. It was only by trial and error that she learned that if she kept items of food in a moist atmosphere, it would soon grow moldy and perish real fast. Also, she learned that the exclusion of air during the sealing off the bottles prevented this mold from growing on the surface of the food.
Along with that, she found out that salt, vinegar, wine and oil were extremely useful mediums in which she could preserve food, and that is how the art of been a preserving food in the shape of jams, jellies, pickles and chutneys came into existence. So this art has come down to us through the ages, and that is why many families have closely guarded secret recipes for pickling or preserving food. And that is when our grannies told us in grave tones – “remember, children, the containers in which you put this jam should be totally sealed really properly. That is how you are going to keep it for a long time.”

Natural vinegar and natural oil was used as an important medium since ancient times to preserve fruit, pickles and other natural food items. Along with that, salt and sugar were used as preservatives. Read more…

Prepping and Survival Series

A Beginner’s Guide to Desert Survival Skills – Knowledge and Skills to Survive in the Desert

A Beginner’s Guide to Desert Survival Skills
Knowledge and Skills to Survive in the Desert
Table of Contents
Introduction
Protecting Yourself in a Desert
Low Ground Versus High Ground
Common Sense Survival Tips
Car Breakdown in the Desert
Traveling in a Dust Storm Area
Protective Clothing
Desert Survival Kit
Food
Why a Good Lighter?
Trapping Food in the Desert
Extremely easy Hopi bird snare
Making Slipknots
Making a Slingshot
Conclusion
Author Bio-

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Introduction
I remember seeing Lost in the Desert as a child, and there are just some scenes which I remember. The father of a child lost in the desert believes that his child has survived a plane crash. So he gets millions of leaflets printed and airdropped all over the desert, with survival tips to his son, reassuring him that his father will find him, and all he has to do is survive.

Dirkie and his dog survived – this movie -made by Jamie Uys who then produced the hugely successful The Gods Must Be Crazy – is based on a true story. So the first point is, you need to have a will to survive.
Movies and reality apart, how is it possible for people to survive in the desert, especially in adverse weather conditions for centuries? How is it that people in the Kalahari, in the Sahara or in the Thar desert do not mind living out their lives in such bleak and harsh conditions?
Fortunately, a majority of our 21st century world is still green and does not consist of miles and miles of land with no water and no food in sight. Well there is a slight lack of knowledge here. There is food and water in the desert. It depends on us to know how to get it. This book is going to give you information, especially useful tips and techniques, on how to preserve you and survive in desert conditions, especially when you are on limited food and water supplies. Read more…

A Beginner’s Guide to Disaster Survival – Food Procurement – Finding the Best Animal Food Sources

A Beginner’s Guide to Disaster Survival
Food Procurement – Finding the Best Animal Food Sources

Table of Contents
Introduction
The psychological Aspects of Leadership
Food and Water
Learning How to Eat Unexpected Food Items
Insects as Potential Food Sources
Catching Grasshoppers
Earthworms
Snakes
Other Reptiles and Amphibians
Living off Crustaceans
How to Make a Shrimping/Fishing Net
Fish
Making Fish Traps
Collecting Mollusks
Precautions –
Collecting Amphibians
Eating birds
Mammals as a food source
Conclusion
Author Bio-

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Introduction
Survival, – especially in adverse conditions, when you have suddenly been faced with natural or man-made disaster, – is based on a particular mindset. You may have read about people who have managed to get through and survive disaster and catastrophes, which are potentially life-threatening. On the other hand, there have been people who went through extensive survival training, and still could not manage to use their particular skills effectively and beneficiary in order to survive.

So, even though the latter had the requisite knowledge and skills, what made them fail, when other lesser trained people succeeded? That is the will to survive.
I know about an Army officer who brought his group of seven men through an enemy ridden territory after 31 days of harrowing mental, physical and psychological trauma. It was not his army training, which brought him and his responsibility back to base safely. It was also not their knowledge, about how to get food, save themselves from the enemy, make fire, make or take shelter in the best place available, and other factors which could make all the difference between life and death. Read more…