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11 month test – canned crackers

October 20, 2014 Rourke 17

My wife made some no-bean chili the other night. Stuff is fantastic but I must have saltine crackers to go with it. She said we were out……EXCEPT those ones in the jars sitting in the […]

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Gault on……Preserving The Harvest

August 4, 2014 Rourke 5

  Home canning has been around since the mid 1800s. That’s when a tinsmith named John L. Mason invented the Mason Jar.  For most of its existence canning was done by the “open kettle method”, […]

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Canning Bacon

August 9, 2013 Rourke 11

[Rourke: The post below was originally published over at It can be read in its original format here.]     Canning Bacon by sevantheart, Editor at Large   You will need:   a large (tall) pressure […]

Guest Post: The First Prep

April 14, 2012 Rourke 2

  My family and I are new to prepping in the sense of the Survival Triangle.  Water/Food, Shelter/Heat, and Protection all tied together by energy make up this Survival Triangle.  These are the things we […]