My perfect "use of food storage scenario" goes like this: Something terrible happens somewhere far away, and we are off the grid and on our own for a few days. My perfectly safe and happy family uses our trailer kitchen to cook delicious food and stay warm. Kind of like a camping trip in the backyard. I hope it turns out that way!
Note to self: Buy a can opener to put by the food storage.
Back to the preparedness night. A sweet little lady, who must have been over 80, gave a presentation about what she had in her food storage. Enter the Pump "N Seal. She bought hers 25 years ago. I bought mine last week. Here's what came in the box:
Fill your jar with stuff. Walmart is selling seeds for 20 cents a packet right now. Put a new canning lid on top and screw on a ring.
Put the pump over the hole and pump away! (Man, my nails look terrible.) This will suck all of the air out of the jar and leave it vacuumed-sealed.
Pry off the pump, rub the little band-aid, and you will see that your lid is sealed to the jar and the suction has left a little dimple under the Tab-Chek. Done!I took advantage of the after-Easter clearance candy sales and canned some sweets. Because, under stress, we all need a little sugar. And this was cheap sugar.