Why should I prepare?


There are many reasons to prepare for that rainy day situation whether it is a natural disaster, financial collapse of our financial institution or our country, long time unemployment or illness. The Cannery and Company believes with the proper planning, no matter what the situation may be, canning is an additional security net to give you assurance you are protected with sufficient food, water and emergency supplies you can have that added peace of mind.

Matthew 24:45-46

Amplified Bible (AMP)

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his master has put in charge of his household to give the others [in the house] their food and supplies at the proper time?

46 Blessed is that [faithful] servant when his master returns and finds him doing so.

Why use metal cans instead of traditional glass jars, plastic containers or Mylar bags for storing foods?

The Cannery & Company advocates the use of tin cans for a variety of reasons. Here are the pro's and cons of metal verses glass & plastic containers or Mylar bags .

  1. Tin cans are sturdier than glass and will not break as easily as glass jars. Plastic can crack plus may contain BPA toxins and they don't always create a good seal. Mylar bags are great for short term storage and are light weight, but  they can easily puncture.
  2. Tin cans are lighter to carry than glass jars.

  3. Rodents are unable to chew through the metal cans, unlike plastics and Mylar bags.

  4. Tin cans are impervious to water. If you have water damage in your home, tin cans will protect your foods much better than glass jars, plastic, or Mylar bags.

  5. If there is a natural disaster such as a flood or tornado, items that are in tin cans will pretty much be the only option you will have that is safe to eat when you are scavenging for food.

  6.  Flood waters become contaminated with sewage, fuel, garbage and every form of bacteria you can think of.  If the food is not hermetically sealed in a sturdy container, the chances of those flood waters entering the container are high.  Metal can be sterilized and food can be taken out of the can once the outside has been decontaminated.

  7. If a tornado hits, there is a strong possibility that your food storage supplies will be relocated and sustain a hard impact. There is a slim chance your glass jars, plastic storage containers, or Mylar bags will survive the crash of the fall.

  8. Tin cans are easier to store than glass jars.When the same size boxes are used, they can be stacked to create platforms for beds and tables, easily stored in closets and is easier to pack in a truck if you are moving to a new location.

Freeze Dried Red Seedless Grapes
Freeze Dried Non-GMO Organic Sweet Corn

Long Term 101

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When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation has passed.

                 Thomas S. Monson



What is Freeze Drying?

Freeze Drying is a process where the moisture is removed from the product using a very low temperature and a vacuum. Only about 3 percent of the moisture remains in the product at the time of packaging. The end product weight is reduced by over 90 percent, while the volume stays the same. This remarkable process concentrates the fresh taste, natural color, and texture of the fruits and vegetables.

When rehydrated, the product will absorb the liquid and resemble fresh food once again. The taste is great, and the nutritional value is preserved. Freeze drying provides natural and additive free fruits, and vegetables, to be stored effectively for long periods of time. Freeze Dried foods are an ideal product for long term food storage and emergency preparedness.