Food Preservation for Preppers

How to Master Canning, Dehydrating & Freezing with 99 Simple Tips to Prep for the Future

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Pub Date 11 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 06 Feb 2023

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Your garden is your secret defense against any disaster... But only if you know how to harness its incredible power.

Gardening and survival are fundamentally linked. Think back to the Second World War food gardens that prevented the hunger nations usually experience during and after wars.

Those are clear indicators that you can triumph over adversity when you grow your own food.

Growing food is an essential prepper skill – but it’s only half the journey. Your garden is the answer to keeping your family healthy throughout the year, no matter what disaster may arise.

But it will only keep you going all year long if you know exactly how to make it work for you in the off-season. And the secret lies not in the harvest, but in what you do with that harvest.

And you might be surprised to learn that this process starts long before it’s time to pull up the potatoes. It requires planning what to grow, understanding how to make the most of your crops, and making sure you have the right supplies.

Once you have all that in place, you’re perfectly positioned to keep your family in garden-fresh produce all year long, with delicious treats built-in as a bonus.

The art of being prepared isn’t just about knowing how to survive – it’s about knowing how to thrive. It’s about having the skills to not only get through a disaster but to make life worth living while you’re doing it. And that’s why preserving is such an important skill to have.

The good news is that it’s a fun and straightforward journey – when you have the right guidance.

In Preserving the Harvest for Preppers, you’ll find everything you need to take your gardening skills to the next level and have a bountiful harvest all year round.

Inside, you’ll discover:

  • Why planning your garden is crucial – and why you need to consider more than just the seeds you’re going to plant Kitchen organization tips that will make all your preserving dreams possible – unleash your inner Marie Kondo on your food storage system
  • The one super-crucial skill you’ll need in your garden that no one will tell you about (here’s a secret – time management isn’t just for business execs)
  • An in-depth guide to preparing your harvest – so you can be sure you’re preserving the highest level of flavor and nutrients possible The art of canning – demystified and made manageable
  • Why there’s more to freezing produce than freezing produce – find out exactly what you need to do for the ultimate flavor, texture, and nutrition

Your guide to freeze-drying (and why you want to add this to your skillset) Why the dehydrator is so much more than a modern fad – and how you can harness the power of dehydrating whether you have one or not

The top time-saving tools that make preserving a piece of cake And much more. If your garden is already giving you abundance, it’s time to amp up its power.

No matter what you grow, you can delight in it all year round when you have the knowledge and skills to make your pantry into a prepper’s paradise.

And best of all, it doesn’t matter what’s happening in the outside world – preparing your produce means you’re prepared for anything.

Your garden is your secret defense against any disaster... But only if you know how to harness its incredible power.

Gardening and survival are fundamentally linked. Think back to the Second...

Advance Praise

""I am always looking for more information about how to get more food socked away for the future. Whether you are a prepper, just wanting to be prepared or simply want to save money and eat well, this book has some tips for you. 

She says right up front that not every tip is for everyone and that readers need to think about their own situation and interests etc. 

It is also important to note that this book was written in the USA where the rules about food preservation are heavily prescribed by the USDA. (Elsewhere in the world people happily and safely water bath foods that they do not in the US.)

There are also methods she does not mention (salting, smoking and curing in clay etc) but she covers the main ones that people will be familiar with. And she gives many good tips for those methods. 

You will still need to consult recipes and the operating manuals for various equipment you might use. This book is a great introduction for people who have maybe done very little of this and will benefit from her tips. For some people the tips on just freezing and refrigerating various foods to reduce waste and maintain the food nutrition will be a great first step. 

Not everyone will do all of the methods and not everyone will follow all of her tips but it is a great book to have the overview of the methods, the whys and the “do nots” so you can decide which methods to try. There is a nice intro to the history of food preservation techniques in the beginning.

I especially liked the tips on what to do in advance (plan what to grow, plan to harvest it, plan to store it, keep track of it!) and the tips for time management. 

I can recommend this book. Even though I have done most of this for years, it is a good refresher for me and I picked up some ideas. I think it would be a great gift!

The book is well written and the tone is confident and friendly. It is well laid out in chapters with a review at the end of each one and a table of contents.

I enjoyed reading it. Nicely written.""

""I am always looking for more information about how to get more food socked away for the future. Whether you are a prepper, just wanting to be prepared or simply want to save money and eat well...

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I have failed multiple times in making gherkin pickles, so this book gave me a very good idea about where I was going wrong.
This book is a good deal of information varying from the history of food preservation to preparation and storage of the food.

Definitely recommend it for the beginners!

Thank you Netgalley and publisher for the arc of Food Preservation for Preppers.

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I haven’t read a book like this before and yet interestingly enough I was hooked on what I was reading. I really enjoyed this!!

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An excellent guide to all aspects of food preservation that the author knows, and the author is a master gardener as well, so I take it that this is a comprehensive guide with lots of time saving tricks. I had not heard of some of the methods of preserving food, for instance brine and salt, apparently if you just rub salt on meat it doesn't have the preservation properties of immersing the meat in brine. And this is just one example of what I learned. Another example is freeze dried foods. I looked them up and found quite a collection of these foods, I had been ignorant of before. These are just two examples when I have several bits of useful new information from this book. It is the best book I have read concerning this topic, but my experience is limited. Nonetheless I found it very handy to know all the things that the book told me.

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Food Preservation for Preppers: How to Master Canning, Dehydrating & Freezing with 99 Simple Tips to Prep for the Future is a detailed reference and instruction book for anyone looking to efficiently store and preserve food. It is especially relevant in these times of increasing costs and possible shortages, Different methods are tackled from planning your garden, efficient and safe food storage, the art of canning, freezing and organising your freezer, freeze-drying, and dehydrating. I was particularly interested in dehydrating as I have recently tried an electric one for windfall fruit, and the information has been very useful. Overall a very good, no nonsense, easy to read book.

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Although not so much of a prepper , I hate good waste food especially when it is going up in price so quickly.This book covers all aspects of food preservation and explains their used thoroughly. A very useful book.

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This is packed full of information! I will be investing in a physical copy of this book when it’s out as it is something new and my husband are going to do and this book is really useful and informative. The only complaint I have is the lack of pictures. I’ma very visual person so photos of techniques etc would have made this book perfect!

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A package filled with information regarding pretty much everything concerning food preservation for smart daily use. This is a good book for people who are interested in preserving food in different ways, but might not yet be a wizard in this field. The books tells us what you can preserve, and what you should not preserve. It also gives the reader the best ways of preserving for example tomatoes and berries. Whether your thing is canning, freezing, drying or any other kind of food preservation you will probably get some good tips and ideas from the book, even if you are not a beginner.

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The title of this book should be FOOD PRESERVATION FOR EVERYONE. The cost of food these days has turned us all in preppers. I read an article that said people who raise their own food and preserve it are actually Food Rebels. I guess I'm a food rebel. This book has so much information for those of us unwilling to waste our time or money by paying so very much more for the everyday food items we need. CB Revell has definitely done the research and the hands on application of growing, preserving and storing food. The book has given me so many more ideas and provided information I didn't even know I needed. I can not say enough about how much every kitchen needs this book.

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Food Preservation for Preppers is such an information packed book. It has everything you need to know about preserving food. What to preserve and how

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This book is very informative and a great guide to preserving food in several different ways. This book is great for beginners, and still informative to those who already have some experience in food preservation. All in all this is a good book to have especially in times like these when food should be preserved, as there is no knowing what will happen in the future.

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This book gave me so many great tips on how to preserve extra goods I have to make them last longer. I definitely want to try freeze-drying things now. As someone who usually always end up with extra fruits and veggies at the end of my week that I'm always trying to fit into random Recipes to use before they go bad, this is a great help!

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This book is completely packed with useful information. I wouldn't necessarily consider myself a "prepper" in the way I've seen that term portrayed on TV and social media, but I do enjoy growing and preserving my own food both for emergency preparedness and simply for managing our family budget.

Whether you are a full out prepper, prepper lite, a gardener trying to preserve their harvest or simply someone looking to reduce their food waste through preservation, this book will help.

I fully plan to buy multiple copies of this book for myself, my family and my community garden.

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Thank you to @netgalley and the publisher for this free eARC.

This is a really good manual if you are considering storing and preserving food.

Everything is well explained and everyone can follow the instructions.

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I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Revell’s FOOD PRESERVATION FOR PREPPERS is a compact book. With just 109 pages, the author dissects food preservation. Most books will offer readers a multitude of different recipes, but the author instead gives people what they really need; the nuts and bolts of preservation. This was pure genius on Revell’s part because many, if not most, preppers already have the recipes or create their own. Instead, the author gave people what they needed; factual knowledge on how to preserve food and avoid spoilage.

The book is filled with tips - 99 official tips to be exact and numerous other why-didn’t-I-think-of-that? tips. For example, I would have never considered using panty hose to store onions! As a farmer, I’ve used various preservation methods. Over the years, I’ve accumulated an untold number of canning recipe books. And while most of them give basic canning procedures, none have delved deeply into *why* foods spoil.

This is a really useful book. It definitely doesn’t rehash what other prepper books have already done. By offering readers a new angle on food preservation, I believe that Revell’s book will find its way onto many bookshelves.

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This is a wonderful resource of a book. Don't let the title of 'Preppers" put you off. In the current climate of high food prices even people who do not grow much of their won produce can make use of many of the techniques here to avoid food wastage.
I found so much information and advice on the different ways of saving food, many of which I will be employing. It may even encourage me to grow more than fruit in the future as I now have the tools to enable me to store that produce more effectively

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I am always looking for ways to preserve food, because I have to eat healthy, fresh foods. It's hard to keep everything fresh unless you plan to go to the store a few times a week to restock your fridge. This book is super helpful and easy to follow.

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I love this book. I’ll be adding this to my other cookbooks collection.

This book goes into non complicated details on how to prepare your food for different type of storage. It talks about basics, temperatures, types of canning, and different ways of storing.

It basically teaches you to depend on yourself with the preparation of food instead of going to the grocery stores for premade boxed items with unnecessary chemicals and toxics.

If you enjoy canning like I do, or other preparations of natural food like I do, then this book is for you. It’s an excellent guide who’s interested in changing their lifestyles or beginners, or even experts. I will most definitely purchase this book for myself.

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Great! i really enjoyed this short and to the point book on preserving food. Especially the way it encompassed different types of food preservation, some of which I am rather confident in and some which I have never attempted. I look forward to putting this new knowledge to use.

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I hate waste. So reading this book has given me a great start in my own food preservation journey. I appreciated all the different approaches and ideas. This is definitely a book I’ll keep around. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read this book!

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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A well-written and informative book. Recommended.

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What good is growing your own food or buying in bulk if you cannot store it properly?? This book has the answer to almost any food preservation you could ask. And this book is NOT just for preppers! This is for the busy mom who needs to bulk cook for ready, easy, nutritious meals or the homesteader who just brought in 20lbs of zucchini and wants to have other options than a bakery’s worth of zucchini bread or blocks of frozen zucchini mush. I’ve taken courses in dehydration and canning, and this book really does a thorough job in succinctly covering all important information and then some. An absolute go-to book on my homesteading shelf!

Thank you, NetGalley!

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This book is a wealth of information! I recently started canning and preserving garden items and other foods so this book was super helpful in this process. It gave me insight into less popular methods I didn't know about and gave me some things to keep an eye out for. I appreciate thorough resources like this!

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Food Preparation for Preppers is a very comprehensive guide. Granted most of the information listed can be found in other resources. However, the convenience of having it all compiled into one book makes it in my mind very helpful. I personally really enjoyed the book and I’m impressed by the amount of detail and information within. I feel this is a great book to keep on hand especially when you need to know multiple methods of preserving foods.

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A great, easy to follow book full of tips for different preserving methods. The author uses mostly sustainable and healthy preservation techniques and avoids chemicals and synthetics. I appreciated the tips that may be missed in books about each subject.

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I did not read Food Preservation for Preppers through an educator lens.

Food Preservation for Preppers by CB Revell had a ton of amazing tips for food preservation. I appreciated the compact nature of the book and that everything that is complex was essentially written for anyone to be able to follow and begin their preserving journey. I bought copies for a few friends that have just begun diving into their own preservation and they have really appreciated having this resource.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about food preservation is included in the cookbook, Food Preservation for Preppers: How to Master Canning, Dehydrating & Freezing with 99 Simple Tips to Prep for the Future, by C.B. Revell. This is an excellent book with modern information, that will help save time and money, without wasting good food and making it possible to have favorite foods on hand for when it is needed.
The book covers the history of food preservation, and the progressive methods that have evolved through the years. There is information on growing, harvesting, choosing, and storing different foods, as well as different methods of preserving such as canning, freezing, and drying.

This is more of a textbook, and not a cookbook; it doesn’t include actual recipes, rather instructions on preserving different foods by different methods. While the instructions are well-written and easy-to-understand, this book isn’t one that will inspire anyone to curl up and read. It is one of those informational tomes and is not particularly fun or even that interesting unless looking to find specific information on a preserving question or method. There are photographs or illustrations, which would make it more interesting to read.

Books such as this are definitely necessary, and it is a good idea to have it on the cookbook shelf for reference when preserving any type of food.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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The book tells you how and why to preserve food. There are no recipes, it is a how-to book. If you are new to food preservation, this is a good book.

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As a large family, we're always trying to learn new skills to help keep our family fed in the event that the worst occurs and food stores go empty. This book had so many tips and tricks that my husband and I both found useful and have already put into action! It also helped keep me from feeling overwhelmed, which is a big deal.

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