Daily Prep

Fermentation is the New Canning

Simple easy food preservation
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 11:05 AM

A good look at why one should consider establishing fermentation food preservation method as an alternative to canning.  Many additional health benefits can be found by eating fermented foods and with reCAP Mason Jars Pour Cap lids, it is easier than ever to get started.

Daily Prep

Photo by Tonic Photo Studios; LLC

12 Uses for Mason Jars

Ideas for the always handy canning jar
Monday, July 21, 2014, 5:53 PM

Some great ideas for using mason jars in not so conventional ways.  I especially like the idea of using it for bathroom organization containers.

Daily Prep

How To Make And Can Vegetable Broth

DYI tutorial on canning your own broth
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 8:46 AM

As a base for many soups, stews and other delicious recipes, vegi broth is a great item to stock in your deep pantry.  This tutorial lays out all the steps to making and canning your own stockpile of healthy broth.  Happy Canning!

Daily Prep

10 Ways to Homestead on a Small Property

Keeping this small and simple
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:11 PM

10 great ways to get started on building your own little homestead, no matter the size or location of your property.

Daily Prep

Jim Competti

Canning Cabinet From Pallets

Another idea on how to use pallets for building resilience
Monday, February 11, 2013, 1:44 PM

Learn about this great project and get additional ideas at

Daily Prep

JeBouffe Home Canning Step by Step Guide

Free Kindle Edition
Monday, October 8, 2012, 12:45 PM

Get a free Kindle book on home canning to expand your knowledge of how to put food away. 

JeBouffe Home Canning Step by Step Guide (second edition) Revised and Expanded - Free Kindle Book

Daily Prep

5 Tasty Ways to Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year

Get the most out of your tomato harvest
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12:14 PM

A nice set of recipes and ideas for using those tomatoes from the garden.  Or pick up some extras or new varieties from the local farmers market and put up some stored food for later.  Build and replenish that deep pantry.

Daily Prep

© 2007 Oregon State University

Pickling Vegetables

Learn to pickle your garden produce
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 4:00 PM

A pdf resource with great information on how to preserve and pickle your garden produce:

Pickling Vegetables (

Daily Prep

How to Can Apple Sauce from Tree to Jar

A video showing the equipment and steps to canning apple sau
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 7:05 PM

Learn how to can with the water bath canning method. This video demonstrates how to prepare apple sauce from tree to jar:

Daily Prep

© Kmart

Canning Comeback? Kmart Launches Affordable Preserving Equipment

Get ready for canning season
Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:13 AM

Kmart is now offering a line of canning equipment and supplies.  Get stocked up on all the items you need to can and store food from the garden, the farmers market, and those local food deals at the grocery store.