Freezedrying Your Own Survival Foods

Posted July 23rd, 2012 in Links by Rob

We all know how easy it is to dehydrate your own food for storage, but there are better methods of preparing food for storage. Freeze-drying food will help it to retain more taste and nutritional value for a longer period of time than other preservation methods.

This is all great, but freeze-dried foods can be relatively expensive, especially compared to foods that you can prepare and preserve on your own at home. A 72-hour kit of freeze-dried food from Mountain House is going for $55.60.

The real question is whether or not you can freeze dry your own foods at home to prepare them for long-term storage. I am currently researching this, but unfortunately, I have not found any cost effective options for home freeze-dehydrators. It seems to be a very complicated and stringent process that would be difficult to reproduce at home.

Have any of you done this before? Is this possible? Any advice?

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  1. JP Martin says:

    Would it be possible to freeze dry foods in the event of a power outage? You could freeze dry food before a disaster, but you would need a generator or something to be able to do it afterwards. Regardless, it's a good strategy to maximize space.

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