Grid Down Dehydration

 

While I eschew paranoia, I do fully appreciate reality. It appears entirely possible now, that Kim Jong Un  could unleash an EMP upon America. Are you prepared to live like it was the 1800’s? No electricity, no internet, no “just in time” food supply system trucking your daily bread to the local supermarket… no modern day conveniences. If you don’t agree we’re at that point, then you can call me whatever names that your assuage your (head in the sand) conscience…. and move on.

Self reliance begins in the home. It builds skills, develops confidence, provides quality time together, and strengthens family bonds.

But for those who cannot deny that inner awareness that nags at them …. today… an experiment in food preservation in the manner of our immediate homesteading ancestors, as well as of those in many cultures throughout history. This knowledge could come in handy given that at any moment North Korea could send us back to 1800’s technology.

solar and electric dehydrators
The plow horse and the tractor

So I set aside the Nesco dehydrator, prepared some produce, and cobbled together a simple dehydrating system. The rest was up to the sun and the clouds to cooperate. This was a spur of the moment idea, at not the most ideal time of year. Although the results weren’t overwhelming, I have little doubt that it would work just fine. It’s already a proven method. Considering the very basic materials needed, and the value of food preservation they provide, I highly recommend this as a basic prep item to keep on hand. Several would be better.

As a bonus, making and using a solar dehydrator such as this is a perfect activity to share with your kids, grand kids, or even the neighbor kids. Self reliance begins in the home. It builds skills, develops confidence, provides quality time together, and strengthens family bonds. Teach your children how to take care of themselves. Their lives might depend on it someday.

And now for the results……….

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