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Mainstay Emergency Food Rations 2400 Calorie Bars, Enriched with Vitamins & Minerals (Pack of 3)

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Mainstay Emergency Food Rations 2400 Calorie Bars, Enriched with Vitamins & Minerals (Pack of 3)

25 Responses to “~Dehydrating For Food Storage~”

  1. Donna Griffin

    Linda how long can I keep something in the Ziploc bags? I have many things
    in them and Mylar as well please let me know. Tank you

  2. Jacob Spiegel


    I have been watching your videos and learning alot. I dehydrated some
    spaghetti sauce in my snackmaster jr. and by the time it got dry it looks
    real dark, is this normal and if not did I dry it too long.
    My wife and I are planning to make some of the meals in Jars. we have
    dehydrated veggies and such but this is the first time for a sauce.

    thanks for all the info.


  3. Coastalgirl38

    That is great information. Thanks!

  4. WNCmountaingirl

    for short term you can just store on counter but for longer storage she
    mentions using use a food saver type machine to remove air from jars and on
    another note you can even add an oxygen remover for really long term
    storage safety and it will be sure to remove all the air…

  5. WNCmountaingirl

    I have an Excalibur (9 trays but they different ones with less trays) and
    it’s awesome !! what I like about it is that the fan is located at the back
    of the machine so when it dehydrates and blows the air around it blows
    directly over the trays .. Most stackable style dehydrators have heat and
    fan at the bottom so trays on top get less air circulation…So in my
    experience (I have had both types) if you can afford it get an Excalibur if
    you plan to a lot of dehydrating.

  6. Lisa H

    I have 22 garlic planted in the garden. And 5 elephant garlic planted. I
    plan on making some garlic powder with all of those and save a few for
    planting again. Free garlic powder forever!!! LOL I love my garden and now
    I am trying to plant things that I use a lot of to cut down on the grocery
    bill and eat healthy 🙂 If I had known it was so easy I would have been
    doing this sooner. Thanks

  7. Linda's Pantry

    I use a tsp if that’s what it calls for:)

  8. grandma lynda

    linda, I do not use much garlic but watched this a while ago and now have
    about 1 1/2 litre jar of it. when a recipe calls for a tbsp how much of the
    dehydrated would you use. You have me dehydrating things quite a lot so now
    I just have to learn different things I can do with them. I powder the
    mushroom so I can use them and not have my husband ask if I am trying to
    poison him. But he is pretty good about trying things since he knows it is
    a lot of work to get it done. He also sent me here.

  9. Coastalgirl38

    I would say that’s an excellent value. I need to take up garage saling! 🙂

  10. Missy Baldwin

    I am new to all this, so do you just store the mushrooms in the jars like
    you showed, no need to get air out or anything. Just throw them on a shelf?

  11. IdahoBorn72

    It’s American Harvester. I’ve never used the Excaliber so I can’t compare
    the two. I do see a lot of videos where people have gone to the Excaliber
    though. I do a lot of dehydrating and for the $25 I paid for mine at a
    garage sale (including extra trays & screens) it’s been a great value for
    roughly 8 years.

  12. Dawn Langton

    Use a pizza pan to turn the tray over instead of fighting with trying to
    get the tray liner out. Just an idea.

  13. Coastalgirl38

    Thanks Linda. Good to hear that the rehydrated garlic tastes like fresh.
    Thanks for running that little test. It helps.

  14. Coastalgirl38

    What is that? Can you recommend it? Over the Excaliber? Thanks. Trying to
    get an idea of different ones and their value.

  15. Coastalgirl38

    Can you tell me what it is and whether you’d recommend it?

  16. beingatliberty

    a fantastic matriarch of the household, marvellous to see 😉

  17. elizabeth sameasthefirst

    I have neve seen large canning jars that large before, where woud I purchae
    them?? and great video too.

  18. SMac0628

    Yes, I do. They turn out just fine. I haven’t tried this with anything like
    berries where they’d be sticky, but with vegetables there are no problems.

  19. Nettie Jacobs

    oops – you discussed that…

  20. Nettie Jacobs

    So there garlic doesn’t taint the taste of other things in the dehydrator?

  21. IdahoBorn72

    My mom just gave me about 20 large bulbs of elephant garlic from her
    garden. I wasn’t sure they would keep all year but now I’m going to pull
    out my dehydrator (I have the same model as yours) and follow your lead!

  22. IdahoBorn72

    Do you use this instead of commercial flea treatments or does the garlic
    work all on its own? I want to try this!

  23. emoneyblue

    I felt so BAD after watching this video … because I just threw out two
    large bags of Kale that went bad in the fridge…. I own a commercial
    dehydrator and I have not used it in over 2 years. Well, here is the
    update…. I brought it out today thanks for kicking me into gear. I will
    be adding a video and showing it to you…. 🙂

  24. yarnprepper

    Are you using fruit roll sheets or clean a screens?

  25. yarnprepper

    Where’s the recipe for the bars shown in your opening??