New Series Beginning – Food Storage/Dehydration – POST #1

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FOOD STORAGE/DEHYDRATION SERIES – POST #1

I will be starting a new series of posts entitled “Food Storage/Dehydration”.   In this series, I will cover many foods that are better for food storage in a dehydrated form versus canning or freezing.  Food dehydration allows you to store many food items for long periods of time – so not only is dehydration a great way to routinely store food from year to year, it is also a great way to prepare food for emergency storage as well.  Another benefit to dehydrating food is that you can prepare “convenience” foods for quick preparation – instead of buying expensive ones at the grocery store.

First, let me expel any ideas or myths that dehydrating food is difficult.  The process is very easy especially if you have the necessary equipment and just a little knowledge about dehydrating.   The investment in a good dehydrator is very important – at the time of this writing the price of an Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator with a timer is less than $300 on Amazon and that included shipping since I am a “Prime” member.


 

I would recommend you to not purchase a cheap dehydrator that will not last long – this would be a waste of money.  If you can afford a $50 dehydrator today, then put those funds aside and every payday save additional funds until you have enough to purchase something that will allow you to dehydrate large quantities at one time plus will be durable and last for a long time.  In the long run, this will save you time, money and frustration.

I will go into more information about the different types of food dehydrators in my next post and do a comparison.   So stay tuned :-)