harvest preservation

Deal of the Week

Excalibur Dehydrators and Accessories

Special savings for Peak Prosperity readers
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 4:18 PM

We are bringing back the Excalibur Dehydrator Offer to help you save while getting ready to preserve and put away your garden bounty. Spring gardens will be put in place soon and now is a good time to prep for putting food up.

A dehydrator is a valuable addition to food preparedness and storage strategies. It's a great tool that enables you to preserve food from your garden or the store while minimizing nutrient loss. Extend your food supply, save money, and enjoy tasty, healthy treats -- what's not to like?

There are also a number of Excalibur accessories that can make processing food easier and give you better results.  Take note of the stainless steel trays and the apple peeler/corer.  Really great additions to have. 

Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

  • 5% off the PrepareDirect.com's Excalibur Sale Pricing
  • Includes free shipping on orders over $99 (within the Lower 48 States)

Click here to take advantage of this offer and use coupon code PeakDry5, exclusive to PeakProsperity.com readers. This offer runs through February 28, 2013.

What Should I Do?

Essential Books

The Essential Gardening and Food Resilience Library

Build your library of knowledge
Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:31 PM

Under the general topic of growing some (or all) of our own food, we have broken the larger topic down into several knowledge areas.  We think you should understand why growing your own food is a good choice to make, and so “Understand It” is our first general topic.  Following that, “Grow It,” “Save It,” and “Use It” will help you think about the critical topics of how to get food into the ground, how to get it out, how to keep it from spoiling, and what to do with it once you’ve got it on the shelf, in the freezer, or in the root cellar.  Introductory notes in each section will help you choose which books, publications or websites to read first.  We’ve included links in the text, so you can click for more information as you read. Some of the material that follows is fairly basic; other material is more advanced.

Don’t let something supposedly “advanced” keep you away.  Everyone has to start at the beginning.  We all did.  Whether you choose to grow food against possible shortages, or as an economic decision or as part of changing your lifestyle in healthy and rewarding ways, we hope you find this annotated bibliography of the books that have helped us will help you as well.  We’ve included full citations for each book, to help you locate them. » Read more