Survival Kitchen–Have a Canning Party

I saw a blog post from a woman in Texas who was asked by her church to help other women learn how to can. They were going to start by making jelly. She’s very fortunate to be asked to teach a skill for self reliant living.

Her church deserves applause, too.

The September/October 2009 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” includes an article by Jennifer Grahovac on organizing an outdoor canning party. Things began to snowball when her stepdaughter and other women showed an interest in learning to can, partly out of concern over safety and healthfulness of our food these days.

They got together and canned over ten dozen jars of peaches!

Below is an excerpt of Mrs. Grahovac’s article and a link where you can read the whole thing.

How to organize an outdoor canning party

By Jennifer Grahovac

I have become an advocate for local foods, buying locally, cutting out the corporate giants that have infiltrated our lives, and become the counter-culture, do-it-myself person that I’ve always dreamed of becoming.

Being close to our children now gives my husband and me a chance to inform them of what is happening to our food system and why growing your own is becoming more important than ever. If you’re not learning to put in your own garden, can your food, and become more self-reliant, you’re living the good life on borrowed time. This was one of the major reasons we moved closer to the kids and grandchildren. We knew they had no idea how to be self-sufficient and we wanted to teach them.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

Find supplies for preserving and storing food in the DestinySurvival Prep Mart on the Food Storage & Preserving page.

Is your church sponsoring classes to teach canning or other practical skills? Why not get something started?

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.