Food preservation and storage is pretty high on the list of priorities for anyone who is prepping or homesteading. We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out? We need to be able to get our own food supply at some point, and this takes learning and practice. Luckily, the USDA has a comprehensive guide to food canning that a novice can benefit from.
Canning can be tricky if you don’t know the proper technique. A lot goes into this method of preservation, because the slightest bit of contamination can ruin an entire batch of food you mean to can. Along with the proper sterile technique there are methods of making jams, jellies and even baby food. This is a great guide for anyone who needs to learn how to can, or an experienced canner interested in perfecting the craft.