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We're Canning Again at the LDS! (Stock up on Long Shelf Life Foods)

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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It seems we can't get enough canning. In this instance, we're placing dried goods into (what is known as) number 10 cans - not pressure canning. There seems to have been some confusion about what I meant by 'canning'. A pressure canning demo/meet will be conducted at the end of the summer in preparations for the fall harvest.

Some rumors from fellow members here have surfaced that the LDS may be closing it's doors to the public. This is not happening here in Canada (yet) although this was confirmed as being the case with another prepper organization based out of the eastern part of the USA.

This is going to be a fun event! I'm teaming up with Che from the Ontario Prepper Survival Network to put this event together for both TSG and OPSN members. Due to the high demand from TSG we'll be limiting this to only 20 members so if you RSVP please make sure that you really want to attend this (and actually do).

To ensure food quality compliance as per the LDS guidelines the following will be required:

Do not wear sandals.

Be prepared wear hair nets, gloves, beard nets and aprons.

If you're buying bulk items only please see Che when you arrive.

If you're only getting a few canned items please see Che when you arrive.

If either of the two above details apply to you we can make arrangements to get you in and out of there quickly. Otherwise, depending on how many orders we have expect to stay there at least a couple of hours. This will be a fun team-work event as long as everyone is able to do their part.

The LDS, being a religious organization, conducts a prayer prior to the canning process. You are not required to participate or embrace this aspect of the event as I respect your beliefs. Simply standing aside politely sill suffice.

Whether you're into survivalism, prepping or self-reliance - food is a critical area of knowledge that you must have.

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 price) on long shelf life foods and they're open to the public by appointment only. I've scheduled this date for TSG 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. 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:

http://files.meetup.com/5585722/Home%20Storage%20Center%20Order%20Form%20-%20Nov%202012%20-%20Canada%20%28English%29.pdf

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 it filled out and ready. They only accept cash and there is no tax.

Some more details about Canning & the Event:

1) Canning food is economical. You'll save money here compared to anywhere else in southern Ontario.

2) Canning food is healthy. Because you're the one canning you'll know exactly what you're putting in the No. 10 can.

3) 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.

4) Using No. 10 cans has benefits over other long-term storage methods. They're sealed to prevent air from penetration. They're in durable, rodent-proof containers.

5) 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.

6) We have access to a canning machine!

7) Prices include a No. 10 can and oxygen absorber.

There will be a waiting list as I appreciate matters come up a couple days ahead of time. Cancelling (by changing your RSVP to "No") is required to open up your spot to someone waiting.

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  • Colleen

    Che mentioned a great place to buy bulk grains. This is it.
    GRAIN PROCESS ENTERPRISES LTD
    105 Commander Blvd, Scarborough, Ontario M1S 3M7
    Here’s the product/price list:
    http://wildernessreturn.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/grain-process-product-list-may-2011.pdf

    August 12, 2013

    • Colleen

      Sorry, this is just a product list. Please call or email for current prices. (416)[masked] [masked]

      August 12, 2013

  • Brian N.

    Just want to send big thanks to the admins, Colleen & Che, for posting this event. Also Thank-you to all. Pardon me for not staying longer because my order was all bulk items; and I have a vacuum heat sealer and prefer to my own sealing.

    2 · August 12, 2013

    • Colleen

      Hi Brain. Your welcome and that's completely understandable. Plus we had more than enough people for doing the canning work this time :)

      August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of fun and a great money-saver as well.

    2 · August 10, 2013

  • O`rihus

    unfortunatley im going to have to cancel, i have a surprise wedding to attend and a sprained ankle, but hopefully ill be able to make it to portable stoves on sunday. happy canning folks

    August 9, 2013

    • Che

      No worries. Catch you at the next one!

      August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...I would love to come but it looks like I will be out of town this weekend. Have fun!

    August 6, 2013

    • Colleen

      Enjoy your weekend Jen! Maybe see you at the next canning event!

      August 9, 2013

    • Che

      Have fun!

      August 9, 2013

  • Tony

    unfortunately i have to cancel, so there is an open spot for somebody else to take.

    August 9, 2013

    • Colleen

      There will be more canning events in the future which you can hopefully attend. Thanks for cancelling your RSVP to make room for others :)

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • Che

      There's another happening in late October/early November.

      August 9, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Really looking forward to this!

    August 6, 2013

  • Berman

    I'm in the field of accounting and information technology so I am interested in learning some info about long shelf life foods.

    August 4, 2013

  • Tony

    just wondering to we have to fill out the order form prior to going or can we decide while there?

    July 9, 2013

    • Colleen

      Hi Tony. It's recommended you have an idea of some items you want. When you arrive they will ask you to fill out the form if you haven't already. As we begin canning you are then free to make additions to the form as we go.

      July 9, 2013

  • Berman

    I'm in the field of accounting and information technology so I am interested in learning some info about long shelf life foods.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Really looking forward to this!

    2 · June 20, 2013

  • Brian N.

    Yay!

    1 · June 20, 2013

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