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How to use food preservation tools and equipment, and reviews of different models available
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LifeWithoutPlastic's Non-plastic Food Storage and Freezer Containers
Alternatives to plastic freezer containers

Harsch Fermenting Crock
Product review of Harsch ceramic fermenting crocks

Pomona's Universal Pectin
Pomona's Universal Pectin enables you to make jams and jellies with little or no sugar. How close is the result to traditional high-sugar recipes? Full product review.

Excalibur 2400 Economy Model Dehydrator Review
A product review of Excalibur's 2400 no-frills basic food dehydrator

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning - Traditional Techniques
Review of Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation, by The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante; Foreword by Deborah Madison and Eliot Coleman

Putting Food By, 5th Edition
Review of the 5th edition of the food preservation book Putting Food By

Italian Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars and Lids
A review of Italian Quatro Stagioni canning jars and lids and how they measure up compared to the more common Ball Mason and Kerr jars

National Center for Home Food Preservation | USDA Publications
The USDA's site on food preservation methods and safety

Reusable Canning Lids
Reusable canning lids made by Tattler

Canning Supplies - What You Need to Get Started Canning
Good starter list of canning equipment and links to compare prices.

Solar Dehydrator
How to build a low tech (made out of cardboard boxes) solar dehydrator.

Must-Have Canning Tool: Jar Lifter
This inexpensive tool makes canning projects so much easier.

Using Quality Canning & Preserving Jars
The quality and condition of canning jars and lids is essential for safely preserving food. This article explains what to check your canning jars for.

Profile of the Nesco FD-1020 Food Dehydrator
A profile of the features of the Nesco FD-1020 Food Dehydrator.

Difference Between a Pressure Cooker and Pressure Canner
What is the difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner?

How to Sterilize Canning Jars
How to sterilize canning jars

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