Due to overwhelming popularity we're going to do this again at the end of March. This was a great event and everyone that came did a fantastic job. Looking forward to doing it all over again.
Whether you're into survivalism, prepping or self-reliance - food is a critical area of knowledge that you must have. Following the event on Long-Term Water and Food Storage it only seems appropriate to have a day of canning with our members.
This is going to be a fun event!
This event is going to be a day of canning goods for your long-term food storage. The LDS cannery has some of the best prices (in most cases the best prices) on long shelf life foods and they're open to the public. It's by appointment only and I've scheduled this date for OPSN members. Everyone can purchase whatever food items they want. We will be placing an oxygen absorber within No. 10 cans and canning the goods on site.
This is a great opportunity to buy long shelf-life food items that are properly sealed (by you) for very cheap prices. If you're looking spend $10 or $100 on food at this event it's your call. All the money goes to the LDS. Come out and experience the processes involved even if you buy just one can of black beans for $4.55.
Personally, I go to town on these types of events. I'm probably going to get a bit of everything as I usually do. That being said, everyone will have the opportunity to see the product before committing to anything.
For a look at the food items available and pricing check out this pdf file:
Note that the No. 10 column is what we'll be doing, however, everyone is welcome to buy in bulk as well. I advise that everyone print out the above form and have them ready. They only accept cash and there is no tax.
Canning food is economical. You'll save money here compared to anywhere else in southern Ontario.
Canning food is healthy. Because you're the one canning you'll know exactly what you're putting in the No. 10 can.
Canning in No. 10 cans are convenient. Compared to bulk mylar bags and pails, No. 10 cans are easy to stack and move around. They're also durable.
Using No. 10 cans has benefits over other long-term storage methods (I'll be going through this on the 27th).
Canning is specifically for the long-term. Compared to other sources and bulk sources of food - you don't have to do anything else when you leave this event. The food you package will be ready to set aside for long-term storage.
We have access to a canning machine! I don't know what these things costs and I don't ever plan on buying one. I don't plan on doing this with the OPSN every month so this is a rare opportunity to participate.
Prices include a No. 10 can and oxygen absorber. Awesomeness!