Keep YOUR Food Pantry Full.
Here's Why.

Food Pantry Full.
Here's Why.

Keep YOUR food pantry full. It's easy when you know how. Learn how to dehydrate fresh food. And frozen, even canned food.

I know it sounds counter-intuitive to dehydrate canned goods, but we're talking about saving space and making the canned goods far lighter to tote around.

9 Meals away from Hunger

5 Reasons to Keep Your Food Pantry Stocked

  1. Long shelf life - Properly stored, dehydrated foods and unopened canned goods can last several years, unlike fresh foods. This makes them great for an emergency pantry.
  2. Space saving - Dehydrating and canning reduce the bulkiness of foods substantially compared to their fresh counterparts. More food can fit in a small pantry.
  3. Affordable - Buying shelf-stable foods in bulk and building a pantry reserve when items are on sale can save money compared to buying fresh week-to-week.
  4. Retain nutrients - Canning and dehydration allow foods to retain more nutrients than some preservation methods if done properly. The key vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are largely retained.
  5. Disaster preparedness - Having canned, dehydrated, and other non-perishable foods on hand is wise in case of any disaster or situation where fresh food is inaccessible. Your family will have essential foods.

Overall, storing dehydrated and canned foods that you regularly eat makes sense for maximizing pantry space, saving money on your grocery budget, getting optimal nutrition from stored food, and being prepared for personal emergencies or large-scale disasters/interruptions in food supply.

Inflationary Food Prices...

Have you seen (and felt) the price of food sky-rocket these past couple of months? For families on fixed budgets, it's a nightmare.

We've all felt the pinch at the checkout counter, and when we get home, we see that our 10 oz. of product is now only 8 oz. of product-  in the same sized outer packaging.

And not always for the same price, sometimes it's costlier!

Keep Your Food Pantry Full Because
After 3 Days, It's Everyone for Themselves

9 meals away, 3 days, from going hungry

Did you know that the average American family only has enough food on hand to last THREE full days?

After that, it's everyone for themselves.

After natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, volcano eruptions and tornadoes, AND not-so-natural disasters like the COVID-19 Pandemic... grocery store shelves empty FAST.

Sometimes the food delivery trucks can't make it to your neck of the woods, so whatcha gonna do?

I say "Be Prepared"... Learn how to dehydrate food!

Keep Your Food Pantry full!

Am I Being Overly Dramatic?

I'm making these dramatic points on purpose. Nowadays, we all rely on the local grocery store for our food.

OK, so some fantastic (backyard) farmers out there can grow enough crops and raise cattle on a ten-acre plot—growing enough food to feed their family and a few neighbors, but these folk are RARE.

That's why I'm pointing out that you need to have enough backup food to keep your food pantry full so you and your family aren't caught empty-handed.

We've been through more than our own share of hurricanes down here in central Florida to experience empty grocery store shelves.

We had to throw away old half-thawed frozen stuff and eat all the refrigerated stuff as soon as possible. There had to be a better way to have food on hand that could be reconstituted with good old water and heated on a campfire (assuming your power is still out for a couple of days until power is restored).

That's Why This Easy Food Dehydrating Website Exists

That's why I created this Easy Food Dehydrating website and related eBooks and paperbacks to help you all start building up a supply of dehydrated fruits and veggies. I also created courses on the Udemy learning platform.

Another point in your favor for dehydrating food is this: you'll have fruits and veggies available to you all year round when they're out of season! How cool is that?!

Our Easy Food Dehydrating and Safe Food Storage eBook teaches you how to dehydrate and safely store the top 14 fresh fruits and the top 16 fresh vegetables. And yes, you can dehydrate the frozen varieties too.

But STOP throwing fresh food away!

Keep your family fed when stressful situations arise.

Get Our Free Six Simple Steps -
It's All About How to Dehydrate Food Safely

If you're new to dehydrating food, you need to get our free eBook on how to dehydrate food safely at home.

Please pick up your free copy of "Six Simple Steps" here which covers, yes, the six necessary steps to safely dehydrate and store fresh or frozen foods.

6 Simple Steps sample interior pages

Plus, Pick Up a Free Copy of How to Grow & Dehydrate Herbs!

How to Grow & Dehydrate Herbs, free eBook

While you're here, you might as well get our free "How to Dehydrate Herbs" eBook too!

It covers basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and lavender.

The book teaches you how to grow these popular herbs AND how to properly dehydrate them.

Make herb-infused oils too!

More Good Stuff to Read!

Susan Gast, owner of Easy Food Dehydrating plus, and

Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010.

Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."

She is featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It! (SBI!) who hosts this site. Read her first SBI! interview and her second SBI! interview.

Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create ePubTechReviews which reviews a variety of products related to the publishing industry - if you're at all interested in AI and self-publishing. The website is also hosted by Solo Build It!

Susan also runs her namesake site on Solo Build It! that showcases the books she has written since 2012.

Do you want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!