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25 Fantastic Reasons for Dehydrating Food

I could sing the praises of food dehydration all the live long day. I love it. It’s versatile, flexible, and yields a bounty of deliciousness. There are just so many great reasons for dehydrating foods, I wanted to share some with you.

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Food Storage Containers: Choosing the Ones That Best Fit Your Needs

Finding food storage containers that will fit your needs, your space, and your wallet can be a challenge. Regardless, there are a lot of options from which to choose. To help you find the best fit for you, the author has critiqued many of the traditional and some not-so-traditional food storage containers. Almost everything on this list is available second-hand so don’t let cost deter you initially.

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How To Bake No-Knead Bread In A Coleman Oven

Coleman Camp Ovens don’t require electric or gas power, just a camp stove. They fold flat so they don’t take up near the amount of storage space you’d think they would. And you can bake bread in them. Imagine the smell of a fresh-baked loaf wafting across your campsite! Here’s how to do it.

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Using Cast Iron Cookware in Every Day Cooking So You’re Ready for Emergencies

With care, and perhaps even without care, cast iron cookware will last nearly forever, ensuring you can pass it down to your children or grandchildren. By using cast iron with your everyday cooking, you are not only getting more iron and fewer chemicals in your diet, but you’re also learning how to cook with time-tested cooking gear. Once you learn a few basics, you can use cast iron in your kitchen every day with great cooking results. Plus you’ll be ready for emergencies.