About Easy Food Dehydrating

Susan Gast - Owner/Operator of Easy Food Dehydrating, Finally-Keto, and SusanGast.com

So you want to know more about Easy Food Dehydrating?

It has been quite a journey since its inception and it would be remiss of me to not mention SBI—a great site builder and hosting platform. SBI is short for Solo Build It! Without their words of wisdom and web-business-savvy, this site would not exist.

I'd love to share 'how to build websites with SBI' with you, but indulge me; let's go back to the very beginning of my various careers. 

Prior coming to the USA from the UK, I worked on dad's farms (milked cows, lambed sheep, fixed fences, and scraped up poop)... I also helped dad renovate the outbuildings and the farmhouse itself. I loved that job and still enjoy designing homes today in my spare time!

Now over in the USA:

In the '90s, I worked alongside my brother for a decade in the Mechanical Engineering field. He was Senior Engineer and I was most certainly a "Junior." I learned an awful lot from my bro and I love him to bits. He taught me that you can't put a square hole in metal (you can, but it is VERY labor intensive) and when putting two parts together, can you actually join them? i.e. you can't have two threaded holes mating up for joining purposes. They'd never tighten up!

Milling machine working on an aluminum partUsed by Permission / Camtasia 2022 License

Also, while my main job was to 'detail' the parts—that means putting on its dimensions, and putting notations as to what size the hole was, where it was located etc.—I was always asking him if I'd done it right. His answer? "Susan, could YOU make the part from your detailed info.?" Great question and I could answer it honestly. How so? Because I first learned about machinery by running a lathe, using a milling machine, and band saw etc. in my brother's workshop.

So by looking at the drawing from the machinist's perspective, I could easily catch a missed call out.

It was November 2010. I'd been working diligently on my five-year-long chosen career path of Forex trading—and Christmas was only a month away. I couldn't feel the cheer.

I put the trading 'aside' and tackled, yet again, the chance to be my own boss and have my very own website. I've always had somewhat of an entrepreneurial spirit, (I took after my dad!), so looking for a 9-5 job wasn't in the cards for me. Not to mention that the job-market was in the dumpster...

read more about how to build websites here

About Easy Food Dehydrating and SBI

Since 2010, I have diligently posted pages chock-full of information for visitors to Easy Food Dehydrating, and I have enjoyed sharing the benefits and how-to of dehydrating food. It's a pleasure AND a passion!

After a decade of dehydrating, it's so much fun to share your 'wisdom' with others.

Why I began

My goal was—and still is—to teach you all about easy food dehydrating. It's not rocket science, but it's good to know you'll have those favorite fruits and veggies available all year long. Also, let us not forget the important aspect of affordable long-term food storage in times of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, snowstorms, not to mention rampant inflation and pandemics that can keep you housebound.

Over the years, many of you Easy Food Dehydrating fans have written in. I gladly share your testimonials, which mean such a lot to me.

I was Interviewed by SBI—twice!

Back in 2015, Solo Build-It! interviewed me and then followed up again this year (2022).

Read my follow-up interview with SBI here.

This is the link to the first interview.

Invitations to Write
for Mother Earth News™ and SBI™

I blog for Mother Earth News

In July of 2015, Mother Earth News™ contacted me to see if I'd like to blog for them (of course I would!) You can find my posts by clicking on the Mother Earth News logo or click HERE. A week later, the hosts of this website (SBI!—aka Solo Build It!) also contacted me to see if I'd like to participate in their Entrepreneur Series (again, of course I would!) 

Update: Sadly, Mother Earth News has closed their blog post section to all. (Was it something I said? Just kidding.)

If YOU Want Your Own Website:

Before I go, please check out How To Build Websites. See how YOU can have YOUR VERY OWN Website... it's such a rush when you see your own homepage for the first time—in fact, that feeling never grows old! 

Also, check out my real and honest review of SBI!

THE BEST Site-Building Software in the World!
Yes, I'm biased! :-)

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in the World!
Yes, I'm biased! :-)

Thanks for Visiting Easy Food Dehydrating!

I hope you get tons of inspiration from my site—but more than that—I hope you spend many happy hours dehydrating your garden's goodness!

Also, make sure to store your dehydrated food for the long term. You never know when you might need it.


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