#10 Canner - Can your own dry foods

  • November 23, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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We'll be borrowing one of the #10 canners from the LDS storehouse.  Bring whatever you want to can and let's see how much interest there is in this.  We can talk about doing a group buy and a future canning meet-up if there is interest...

you will need to let me know how many of the actual cans/lids you want about 5 days before the event.  They are $1.25 each with O2 absorbers and the plastic lids.  I am not buying much in the way of extra cans.  If you miss the buy window for cans they can be purchased directly from the LDS food storage center on Mercury Street in Kearney mesa and probably some other sources.

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  • Kimberly

    Great meetup

    November 23, 2013

    • Woody M.

      Great meeting you both and thanks for the hot tamales. : )

      November 24, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    So sorry I couldn't make it. I was swamped today. Hope you do it again.

    November 23, 2013

    • Woody M.

      no worries but I don't think I'll do it again. If someone else wants to get the canner I'll make the room available though.

      November 24, 2013

  • LemonDrop

    Woody, I am sick, I will not be able to go. Can you please hold my paid cans until your next canning? When is it? Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks.

    November 23, 2013

    • Woody M.

      no problem; things happen. Barry and Kim have your cans and I'll refund you for the O2 absorbers.

      November 24, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    Woody, do you mean the San Diego LDS store? I have purchased cans and lids from the Be Ready store in Oceanside. Not sure what kind of volume they have, though. They also sell boxes and lids and O2 absorbers.

    November 23, 2013

    • Woody M.

      right, the LDS store is no longer selling them.

      November 23, 2013

  • Woody M.

    update; SD store is no longer selling cans. if you are purchasing your own cans they are available at the LDS Food Storage center in Murrieta. Those of you that pre-ordered cans; well - I'm looking at them. A wall of them.

    November 21, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I really am not sure; might just call them and ask...

      November 22, 2013

    • S.Walker

      At the Murrieta location you do not need to be a member to shop there. Call for times

      November 22, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    I'm going to try to make this. I have a meeting before, so we'll see when I get out. And if I can pick up some cans before then.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like just one can for my recently purchased bulk lentils. Should I make a $1.25 payment on paypal or will one extra be available for a premium perhaps?

    November 18, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I will bring an extra one for you, no sweat. Just bring cash to the event....

      1 · November 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Woody, I appreciate it.

      1 · November 19, 2013

  • Bill L.

    My daughter that lives out of state is coming in town and Saturday is when I can see her so I gotta bail. Bummer, I was looking forward to it.

    November 17, 2013

    • Woody M.

      we can talk tomorrow. I'll have it all week.

      November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Martha---went on paypal and sent money to the address Woody gave us...it worked for me...Woody did you get the money from me yet?

    November 18, 2013

  • LemonDrop

    Woody, we ordered 36 cans but I don't see a paypal link to pay for them or any postal address to mail the payent to, What should we do? Thanks

    November 18, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I posted it below a couple threads and sent out an email to everyone but the paypal address is [masked] if you want O2 absorbers and the plastic lids figure $1.25 each with the paypal fee.

      November 18, 2013

  • S.Walker

    I would like to add something if I may. With SOO many people doing multiple cans some of you up to 36. Do not place the o2 into the can until just before you are ready to can. Otherwise the absorber will start working immediately and will be no good by the time you get to your cans. Everybody should have a mason jar and rice. Divide up the absorbers. Each persons puts theirs in a jar then fills it with rice and seal ASAP. Put in the absorber at the last minute before canning. Help each other do ALL of one persons cans then move to the next person otherwise by the time you are half way done the remainder of the o2 absorbers will not be of sufficient strength

    November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      want me to bring my foodsaver with the ball jar sealer to help preserve the o2 absorbers?

      November 17, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I have the sealer they sell but bring if you like. Might be good for others to see how it works...?

      November 18, 2013

  • Bill L.

    Woddy does the $1.19 include the tax? Make sure you don't short yourself.

    November 17, 2013

    • Woody M.

      yes - it does...

      November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm rounding it up to $1.25 per can..:) easier to figure out. $45 for 36 cans . Am I Right?

    November 17, 2013

  • Woody M.

    I am getting the cans on Tuesday so need to receive payment by noon on Tuesday at the latest. If you asked for cans here on this thread but do not send payment in advance I can't buy your cans, sorry.

    November 17, 2013

  • Woody M.

    Ok folks - I am picking up the cans and canner on Tuesday or Wednesday. Price for Cans with plastic lid and O2 absorber is $1.19 each. You can either pay for them via paypal to [masked] or bring cash to the social tomorrow. If paying via PayPal add 3% to cover my fee's. If you do no have a paypal account I can send you a money request; just send me a not with what you want. You do not need to get cans from me; you can bring your own. YOU are responsible for doing the research into what is safe to can; I will not have answers as I'm no more educated on it than you are!

    November 16, 2013

  • Bill L.

    Well looks like 36 is the magic #. I'll take 36 too

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't see a paypal link

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do you want us to prepay?

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like 36 cans

    November 14, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Barry and I would also Like 36 cans.

    November 14, 2013

  • LemonDrop

    Woody, we would like to order 36 cans with lids. Thanks.

    November 14, 2013

  • S.Walker

    As far as where to buy I get my bulk at either the LDS or Winco foods. What are you referring to by membership #? Our local cannery allows non members to purchase no problem. Also, yu do not need to freeze ANY product before caning. Before you put on the lid and seal it you insert a Oxygen absorber. Without Oxygen any eggs that may be in the product will not be able to live and no hatching. Previous to O2 absorbers commercial and home canners alike would use a nitrogen flush to reduce oxygen levels and this method worked well but was much more complicated. Because of this some people were using the old school method of placing bay leaves in with the product in a attempt to counter the larvae growth. Although in theory it sounds like a good idea in reality not so much. Now it's very simple. Put in enough O2 absorber for the can and product and seal it up. SIMPLE!!

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • S.Walker

      On my last trip the warehouse was full

      November 8, 2013

    • Bill L.

      thanks

      November 9, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Would it be ok to do 36 cans?

    November 5, 2013

    • Woody M.

      That will be our initial limit - 36. If I have room in the truck I'll be able to get more and let everyone know.

      November 6, 2013

  • LemonDrop

    Are you selling boxes and re-sealable lids too? How much? Also, is it "first come, first serve" or is there a fixed time for each member? Thanks

    November 1, 2013

    • Woody M.

      not selling boxes but will get some optional plastic lids. no limit as you'll be paying for the cans in advance. Time wise we'll probably go in 5 can runs per person until we're done.

      November 2, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I think I do need to set an initial limit of 36 as I only have so much room in my truck. If I have room I'd be happy to get more.

      November 6, 2013

  • Carey K.

    Ooops sorry I didn't realize it was so late in the day, it won't work for me that weekend. Bummer :(

    November 5, 2013

  • LemonDrop

    How do we send you the "payment in advance"?
    Thanks

    November 2, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I'll set up a paypal link before the event so people can order the cans.

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where can we get an oxygen absorber?

    November 1, 2013

    • Woody M.

      I will bring 02 absorbers with the cans

      November 1, 2013

    • LemonDrop

      You can buy oxygen absorbers at Amazon, Ebay, Honeyville Farms, Target or Wal-Mart.

      November 1, 2013

  • Bill L.

    OK I'm back in. Other than Rice what can you buy in bulk and where other than LDS (I don't have a membership # :-) BTW I heard that to store rice long term you need to first freeze it then dry it in the sun. Don't know if this is true. Maybe we could come up a bunch of info on this subject. And save it in the files area. If it's OK with you Woody I'll start it.

    November 1, 2013

    • LaNisha

      Mexican markets & Smart & Final also sell cheap sometimes. I always take a calculator and figure price per pound. I try to not pay more than 50 cents a pound for rice & most beans.

      November 1, 2013

    • LemonDrop

      What I tin can is anything powdered like dry milk or flour that you can not put in a mason jar (I've tried) , also sugar and salt, any cereal, tea, coffee, any dehydrated stuff. I even tin canned Oreo cookies (I have to have my fix when the SHTF). Do not tin can any kind of potatoe chips or tortilla chips, even with oxygen absorbers they go stale. As of buying things in bulk Winco is the cheapest but you have to pre-ordered and pre-pay and it takes about a week to get your stuff..... they even have powdered gravy. Hope this helps. Cheers

      November 1, 2013

  • S.Walker

    I would love to do another canning. I am booked to do a show in Reno that weekend unfortunately. For anyone who has never dry canned it is super simple and a very affordable way to really build up your long term storage.

    October 31, 2013

  • Bill L.

    Bummer - broke till the 13th what is a typical buy in?

    October 29, 2013

    • Woody M.

      Hey Bill - not sure as I can't get a straight answer from the storehouse. what we might do is have people bring whatever they want to can and I'll just bring the canner itself.

      1 · October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to come on a different date...the canner is a wonderful idea

    October 24, 2013

  • Woody M.

    I'm researching getting the canner this week; date might change a week further out...

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Woody M.

    Folks we are going to postpone this event about a month. The primary reason is that there is an event at the Mormon (LDS) Church in San Marcos on Sept 27 offered through Survival Preparedness. Instead of having 2 events with the same theme we are going to hold off until late October or very early November. They are offering different things than we are planning on having. Here is the the link to that event: http://www.meetup.com/Survival-...­

    September 3, 2013

  • Chris (Black D.

    I'm tentative ... depends on the date!

    August 16, 2013

  • Bill L.

    interested tell me more

    August 12, 2013

  • Chad

    Put me down for a tentative yes

    August 12, 2013

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