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Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Days of Prepper Christmas-Day 5

(A view of some of our trees covered in our first major snowfall today!)

In a past year, Matt from KY Preppers did a series of posts entitled 12 Days of Prepper Christmas. My thanks to Matt and APN for allowing me to use the title for my own series of posts. I hope that you will find something useful that will make your own Christmas more fun, frugal, and wonderful!

Hi everyone! Today's prepper gift ideas is one that doesn't require any work on your part, as the first 4 days have. But, it is just as enjoyable to give and could be needed as much as any other gift. It's the gift of canning! If someone you know has just started canning, you can help them along by purchasing some canning supplies for them. A couple boxes of quart or pint jars is invaluable! You can purchase a few other inexpensive supplies such as jar lifters, plastic 'bubbling' tool, or a magnetic lid lifter. You can purchase a big stock pot which can be used for cooking foods to be canned, or for water bath canning. Depending on how much money you're willing/able to spend on this person, you could even purchase a pressure canner. (I'd make sure this person is definitely going to continue in the canning adventure before spending the money that a pressure canner requires!)

The other great item to add to this kind of gift is a good canning book. The Ball Blue Book, which is updated all the time, is a great basic canning/dehydrating book. Another canning book that I really enjoy is Jackie Clay's book, Growing and Canning Your Own Food. Jackie's book has alot of different recipes including many meal-in-a-jar recipes.

Prep On!
Gen-IL Homesteader

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