Freeze dry your own food
If you purchase one of these machines, please purchase it from my
affiliate site at https://harvestright.com/detailsh.html
Harvest Right home freeze dryers - 3 sizes - stainless or enameled
60 videos on freeze drying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIiHA8GzkfM&list=PLyB4TI4fgH6s7ociCMbc-IONg4kQYostP
There are many methods to preserve food; salting,
freezing, dehydrating, freeze drying, etc. but of those methods there
is only one that has
a. the least shrinkage of product,
b. retains the most nutrients; (freeze dried 97%, dehydrated 60%,
canned 40%) and
c. establishes the longest shelf life. (up to 25 years).
That method is freeze drying. Dehydrated is good for only up to 4 years,
canned 3 years, frozen in a regular freezer, 2 years. Freeze drying by
removing ALL the water is the only method that will yield the longest shelf life.
The downside of freeze dried foods is that to buy
them in their freeze dried
state is expensive. I am a consultant (distributor) for ThriveLife foods, mostly
freeze dried product. The food is excellent, with shelf life up to 25 years, but
the cost per can or package is high. Read my page at ThriveLife for all
the reasons you should be storing freeze dried food. I go into it in depth on
that section of my website. But now you can make your own much more economically.
The high cost problem goes away (especially if
you are processing your own
foods) or greatly diminished if you buy foods in bulk, fresh or frozen, by using
a Harvest Right home freeze dryer. It is an easy process to create your own long
shelf life freeze dried foods with this machine.
One thing you need to realize is that no matter
which method of preserving
food you choose, storage temperature greatly affects longevity of product.
You don't store preserved food in your hot garage or attic. Store your food,
even freeze dried, in your basement or an underground cellar where temperatures
are cooler. Consider the following chart of stored temperature vs longevity.
Freeze drying requires temperatures on the order of -40 F which your
normal freezer can not get down to, but now you can purchase a home
freeze drying unit that can and will produce batch after batch of 15-25
year shelfl ife great tasting high nutrition freeze dried foods for much less
than buying freeze dried product.
After the food is frozen at -40F then the freeze dryer creates a powerful
vacuum around the food. As the food is the slightly warmed, the ice transitions
into a vapor or gas and then evaporates. Virtually all water is removed from the
food in this process.
Then you simply put the food into mylar bags with an oxygen removal packet
inside and heat seal them. Or put the food into a canning jar, again along with an
oxygen removal packet and tighten the lid. I use a FoodSaver with it's canning
jar air removal attachment to evacuate the jar of air also but still put an oxygen
removal packet in the top of each jar. I prefer the canning jars because I can
see what's in them and my food is touching glass and not a plastic bag. It is NOT
recommended to use the FoodSaver bags as they do not maintain the integrity
needed for 25 year shelf life. You can also use #10 tins providing you have a
machine that will evacuate and seal the lid. You don't just put a plastic lid on it
and call it good.
Using oxygen absorber packets and how many to use of what size
To use your food simply open the mylar bag or
glass jar and add water to the
food until it regains its original fresh flavor, aroma and appearance. It's not
Please go to my affiliate site at https://harvestright.com/detailsh.html
Download your "Free guide to freeze
drying" at the top of the page.
Then click on the link FREEZE DRYERS just below that and explore:
1. How it works
2.Why it's better
3.What can be freeze dried
4.Built to save
5.video gallery - contains many interesting youtube type videos
You tube videos on freeze drying
- Introduction to Freeze Drying:
Freeze Drying vs Canning & Dehydrating:
- What Can be Freeze-dried?
- Home Freeze Dried Food: Appearance, Taste & Nutrition:
- 60 more videos on freeze drying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIiHA8GzkfM&list=PLyB4TI4fgH6s7ociCMbc-IONg4kQYostP
They also have geodesic dome greenhouses and emergency shelters.
Much of your garden produce can be freeze dried. Same with
beef, pork, chicken, fish, dairy, cheese and eggs. Spaghetti, macaroni,
lasanga and casserole dishes can be freeze dried where you simply open
the jar or pouch, add water to rehydrate, heat and serve.
On my ThriveLive
site we have what are called "meals in a jar"; more specifically
ThriveLife recipes where you assemble certain ingredients in a pint or quart jar
and when it comes time to eat; you take it off the shelf, put it in a pot, add water and
five or ten minutes later you have a meal to eat. The Harvest Right freeze dryer will
allow you to make meals in a jar using fresh or frozen produce, including meats. Use
my Thrivelife page to know what to put into those jars.
Buying canned goods and food pouches from Walmart or Costco may seem
like a good idea for preparation for bad times, but expiration dates
come rapidly and the quantity of preservatives, chemicals, and things
we don't want in our food is enormous in these types of prepackaged foods.
We are currently consuming food we bought for storage in 2012 that is already 1
to 2 years past the expiration date. That's not good.
You can buy freeze dried foods from companies
like ThriveLife, and
Wise, and Desert Foods but paying $30+ for a #10 tin of mushrooms
3/4 full when you could buy a full #10 tin of sliced mushooms or sliced olives
in bulk at Cash N Carry for under $10 isn't good economics. You can buy #10
tins of Stag Chili there also at very reasonable prices and freeze dry the chili
for a 15 to 25 year shelf life instead of the 2 years in the can.
The Cash N Carry can only has a couple year shelf life, but if you freeze dried
the contents of those cans; it becomes 15-25 years. You can also buy fresh
mushrooms and freeze dry them for even more nutrition, less shrinkage and
better taste. Some #10 tins of already freeze dried product can cost up to $60
and more; especially meats. You can buy large roasts, steak and hamburger
at the wholesale stores restaurants buy from, like Cash N Carry, for very
reasonable prices and freeze dry them either raw or after cooking and
save a lot of money over buying freeze dried meats in a can.
Harvest Right has a video gallery posted at https://harvestright.com/video-gallery/
which contains many youtube type videos to teach you what you need to know.
Preparedness - Why do I need long term food
Please visit my page at www.detailshere.com/niburu.htm for an event that may
be affecting all of us in the very near future. Govt has done a good job of keeping
this from the public. They have also taken our tax money and built underground bunkers
and cities for the elite to protect them from this life changing event.
See my page at www.detailshere.com/berkey.htm for how to have clean potable
water when your faucet has none to give.
See my page at www.detailshere.com/preparednesstips.htm for more in depth
information on preparedness than is contained in the paragraph below.
Being prepared means having enough pure water, food and medical supplies to
get you through an extended grid blackout, extreme weather condition; snowstorm,
extended freeze, flooding, hurricane, simple windstorm, etc. from several days to
several months or longer.
If you missed the recent National Geographic
documentary "American Blackout",
you can watch the full length version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uObV-AJDb98
This is a must watch. Although this was a fictional movie it is probably very accurate in portraying
what will happen when the power grid goes down and people run out of food, water, electricity,
and gasoline. Those who didn't prepare will become your enemies and attempt take from you so
they can survive. The grid will go down; when is the only question and whether will be due do an EMP
weapon burst, cyber attack or an enormous solar flare(s). The key thing to note in this movie is the
irrational behavior people exhibit when under stress and they have no water, food, or electricity.
Keep in mind less than 5% of the population has food for 7 days or more.
Less than 2% of our population have both food and water for more than 7 days.
Less than .5% have food, water, and medical supplies for more than 7 days. Scary.
Supermarkets turn over their entire inventory every 4 days, or in as little as 4 hours if
a major event or emergency such as a blackout occurs. That's why they ask for your
phone number and track your purchases so they can anticipate what's needed and
continually restock. There is no one to three week stock of food kept in a grocery
We can live without oxygen for about three minutes before we pass out.
We can live without water for about three days before we start getting delirious.
We can live without food for about three weeks before becoming too weak to function.
Store enough pure water. Change stored water at least annually.
1 gal/person/day for the first three days
3 gal/person/day for 3 to 10 days
10 gal/person/day for emergencies more than ten days
You should have both stored water as well as mechanisms to properly filter or distill water.
Please give a Harvest Right freeze dryer some
serious consideration for long
term food storage preparedness. Along with a good medical kit, a colloidal silver
generator, and a gravity fed Berkey water filter you could be in better shape
for a disaster than 90%+ of the existing population.
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