Canning Dry Goods For Long-Term Storage
A reader (Thanks, Paladin!) sent me a link today for a new YouTube video from Engineer775. Engineer775 posts tons of helpful, informative and entertaining videos about prepping to YouTube on a regular basis.
This particular one shows his family using a canner to seal up #10 cans full of dry goods. He doesn't say how much the canner costs, but several families went in together to get it, and a pallet of 400 and some cans and lids.
It's really neat how these things work, and how simple they truly are. The same type of set up is used at LDS canneries. I'm not a member of the LDS, but from what I've heard, they are open to non-members coming in and buying dry goods and canning them. I'm hoping to make it to the local cannery some time this fall or winter, and I'll write up a report on it. In the mean time, watch Engineer775's video and see how it is done.
Update: Amazon has the can sealers at $625. Not as much as I expected. You'd still need to get the cans either from your local LDS cannery, or another source. Make sure they are coated food grade, and not generic paint cans.