11 Methods To Preserve Food And Stock Your Pantry

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Fresh food that you pick from your garden or bring home from the store does not keep forever. The best way to make sure food lasts as long as possible is to use methods to preserve food so you have a full pantry.

1. Canning


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Water Bath Canning

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2. Freezing


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3. Dehydrating


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4. Freeze Drying


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5. Cold Storage


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6. Pickling


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Methods of Pickling

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7. Smoking


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8. Curing


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9. Dry Salt


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10. Vacuum Sealing


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Vacuum Sealing for Long-Term Food Storage

11. Root Cellar


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