Food Preservation Topic - My Cold storage Room

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    Hello friend,

    Why not to post your tips for food preservation in this topic !

    For me... I built this cold storage room in my basement

    Pictures: My cold room

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    Post your project too!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    I dehydrate, freeze, pickle, and can. I don't have a basement or root cellar unfortunately. I have considered building an illegal root cellar, but I need to wait until I finish projects that require the city inspectors to come around.
     
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    Just read how to keep lettuce from wilting quickly - when you open a package, insert a paper towel. Sucks up what causes it to wilt.
     
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    The only problem is that when SHTF the electric grid will collapse.

    So you better keep a goodly supply of sea salt in vats to salt down your meats in a hurry.

    And also lots of clothes line to hang them to dry to jerky.
     
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    Salt is salt really. I have thought about stockpiling some but in reality I have no desire to eat dried meat.
     
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    Another tip about lettuce is that if you just cut off the top when you harvest it (the yummy part), and save the roots, it will grow back the next growing season. I do this with romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce. It works with celery too.
     
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    I was using wax paper then seran wrap- to wrap my onions after being sliced into and it more then doubled it's length of freshness by absorbing moisture into the wax paper.
    Eventually I used it on Lettuce and that works like your paper towel trick.
    Even kept my steaks fresher longer while helping to tenderize the steak when salted because it dry tenderized the meat by absorbing the moisture.
     
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    Ok for othet tips to preserve food
     

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