How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

It is possible to preserve food without refrigeration by canning, drying or using a root cellar.

HOW TO CAN STEP BY STEP: [1] Check jars for nicks, cracks and sharp edges. Check cans for corrosion and cracks in tin plating. Discard any defective containers. Use new lids and — for jars — good rubber seals. [2] Wash containers, covers and seals in hot, soapy water. Scald and leave in hot water until ready to use. [3] Select firm, fresh — but not overripe — produce. [4] Prepare fruits and vegetables according to appropriate hot-pack or cold-pack recipe.