What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by Nurseandy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 am

Just fine tuning my whittling in readiness for Xmas ;) ;) ;)
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by hobo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:28 am

Time to recharge all my rechargeables this week!

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jennyjj01 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:57 am

Nurseandy wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 am
Just fine tuning my whittling in readiness for Xmas ;) ;) ;)
LMAO. Love it. So miss not having a thank you button.

Meanwhile, I just converted a joint of lamb into a HUGE batch of ready to eat casseroles in the freezer.

I'm torn between the smaller freezer space just needed for the meat, compared to the convenience of a full freezer tray of ready to eat balanced meals:-
Freezing just the meat: Less freezer volume used (but irregular shape) : Leaves recipe options open: Useless with protracted energy outage: Needs separate veg resources.

Freezing the meals: More freezer volume ( but trays stack tightly): Ready to eat: Already includes veg.

On balance, I tend towards 75% freezer volume of just meat and cheese with 25% volume dedicated to ready to eat meals.

What's you opinions on freezer use best practice for preppers ???

Any thoughts on the possibility of me storing my home made casseroles in mason jars at ambient temperatures? Longevity of storing in jars?
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by diamond lil » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:17 pm

I'm interested in hearing what other preppers say here, I'm never sure what's the best way to store meat, we use a lot of lamb and I bought a load of stackable freezer trays but never used them yet. Mainly because I'm too lazy to do the cooking. :twisted:

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by Lemne » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:55 pm

Spam turkey is the way forward :lol:

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:27 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:57 am
Nurseandy wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 am
Just fine tuning my whittling in readiness for Xmas ;) ;) ;)
LMAO. Love it. So miss not having a thank you button.

Meanwhile, I just converted a joint of lamb into a HUGE batch of ready to eat casseroles in the freezer.

I'm torn between the smaller freezer space just needed for the meat, compared to the convenience of a full freezer tray of ready to eat balanced meals:-
Freezing just the meat: Less freezer volume used (but irregular shape) : Leaves recipe options open: Useless with protracted energy outage: Needs separate veg resources.

Freezing the meals: More freezer volume ( but trays stack tightly): Ready to eat: Already includes veg.

On balance, I tend towards 75% freezer volume of just meat and cheese with 25% volume dedicated to ready to eat meals.

What's you opinions on freezer use best practice for preppers ???

Any thoughts on the possibility of me storing my home made casseroles in mason jars at ambient temperatures? Longevity of storing in jars?
Bottling,or canning as the yanks call it,is a very specialised method of preserving food. Meat especially.If you do the research,get the pressure canner and the rest of the equipment ,then its doable. For ( me) the risk of botulism if anything goes even slightly awry,is too great.But it can ,and is done by many folks.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:36 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:17 pm
I'm interested in hearing what other preppers say here, I'm never sure what's the best way to store meat, we use a lot of lamb and I bought a load of stackable freezer trays but never used them yet. Mainly because I'm too lazy to do the cooking. :twisted:
Freezing is by far and away the simplest way to preserve meat.Make sure its in strong plastic,so as to prevent freezer burn.Squeeze the air out of the bag first ( you don't need a vaccum packer) tie it off, label it,freeze it.Simple.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by diamond lil » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm

Felt as if I should cook it first then stack in trays but am too lazy to do it. So it'll be bunged in polybags and chucked into the freezer :mrgreen: Big order coming tonight.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Bought another fireproof box, nothing wrong with the old one its just full.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Post by jansman » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:39 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Bought another fireproof box, nothing wrong with the old one its just full.
Ours is like that!
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