I used to buy marked down veggies in the produce department because that was all I could afford. But the problem was, often a head of celery or a bag of onions would spoil before I could use it all.
I hadn't done any dehydrating for a number of years after Joe died, but then one day I decided to pull mine out again. This time, there were 8 heads of celery and two bags of onions marked down, plus one container of marked down tomatoes. I dehydrated every lick of it.
|American Harvester (Nesco) dehydrator with 12 racks|
It was about that time I had been introduced to survivalism by a friend on line who had directed me to http://www.stevequayle.com/ Steve had been talking about the coming economic collapse a good four years ago. Things he warned about are now happening.
My biggest concern had been trying to deal with living $400 per month below the national poverty level (only income a disability check). How could I possibly stock up when I could barely put food on the table, pay for my medication and have anything left over for rent, etc?
But dehydrating became the answer for me. I realized it wasn't just a nice, novel, and fun thing to do like it had been when Joe was alive, but it truly was a viable option for someone on a fixed income.
I became quite famous at the grocery store. It didn't matter what it was, if any sort of produce was marked down, I bought every bit of it, brought it home and processed it! After a number of months I finally began to build up enough stores to have balanced, rounded out meals.
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