Acquire proper utensils & kitchen accessories
Select the correct food for preparation
Determine the time needed to achieve proper preservation
Basic food preservation techniques and methods
How to FERMENT
How to WATER BATH CAN
How to PRESSURE CAN
How to DEHYDRATE & SALT and SMOKE
How to store food in MYLAR BAGS, AND MORE!!!
Pioneer Survival Company designed this course to teach you the necessities of food preservation. In the past, food preservation was an everyday way of life in society. Over the years, big box retail and food delivery apps have made getting food as easy as a short trip to the store or the click of a button. Currently, we have seen less items on the store shelves. Our favorite foods have decreased in packaging size or disappeared entirely. We might not be standing in bread lines or robbing our neighbors for food, but the potential for a food crisis always looms in the horizon. We, as a society, should not be afraid if we arm ourselves with knowledge. By taking this course you will get 10 modules and 24 tutorials to teach you how to control your own fate when it comes to sustaining an abundant food supply.
During this course, you will go through hands-on training and classwork covering several elements of food preservation. After a brief introduction, Shawn and Eric will discuss why we preserve food. They will explain what causes food to rot or mold and how that issue can be negated. Next you will learn different types of food preservation techniques. Additionally, you will be shown how to ferment food. Also, the course covers the basics of water bath canning and pressure canning. During the journey you will discover how to use a dehydrator and other tips for drying meats, fruits, and vegetables. Furthermore, this course will show you how to salt and smoke meats by using a smoking tent. Then, the course explains food storage using mylar bags and food grade buckets. Lastly, everything you learned is concluded in the outro video.
Throughout the duration of this training, you will obtain several practical tips to correctly preserve and store your food. From understanding how to properly use kitchen accessories to choosing the right supplies, you will be equipped to safely handle and protect your rations. Sometimes learning a new skill can be intimidating, especially when it involves digesting the final product. If you pay attention and “digest” the information, you will gain a new ability and become a true pioneer.
- Food Preservation Introduction
- WHY DO WE PRESERVE FOOD?
- BONUS DOWNLOADS (CHARTS)
- BONUS DOWNLOADS (RECIPES)
- BONUS DOWNLOADS (USDA Food Preparation Guides)
- SALTING & SMOKING
- MYLAR SEALING
- Essential Tools and Equipment
- Types of Fermentation Starters
- Fermention Step-by-Step: PICKLES
- Fermentation-Finished Ferment
- Pressure Canning Essential Tools and Equipment
- Pressure Canning- Styles of Canners
- Pressure Canning Step by Step: Pork Loin Stew
- Water Bath-Essential Tools and Equipment
- Step-by-Step Water Bath Canning Banana Jam
- Water Bath Canning Step-by-Step
- Types of Dehydration
- Dehydration Step-by-Step
- Introduction to Salting & Smoking
- Salting & Smoking Step-by-Step
- Mylar Food Storage Step-by-Step
- CONCLUSION & FINAL THOUGHTS
In August of 2016, brothers Shawn and Eric Seitz, formed Pioneer Survival Company. Throughout their childhood, the Seitz brothers demonstrated a passion for learning and sharing their knowledge of the outdoors. Through their early years, both men were heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Shawn went on to become an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow member. Eric continued his journey, as well, moving up the ranks until his troop disbanded. By harnessing these skills and values taught by the BSA, both brothers continued to attend various seminars and events to improve their understanding of the outdoors. Eventually, this quest lead to Dave Canterbury’s Pathfinder School. While studying at the school, they discovered a new perspective on outdoor skills while taking various certification courses. The friendships forged during this training further lead them to Campcraft Outdoors and Bethlehem Outdoor College. Mentored by author and outdoor expert Dr. Jason Hunt, Shawn and Eric spent a few years under his tutelage. Eventually, they graduated with a degree in Wilderness Skills and Leadership from Bethlehem Outdoor College. As adjunct instructors, they continue to work with Dr. Hunt’s Campcraft Outdoors and remain closely affiliated with several instructors in the organization. Ultimately, the quest for knowledge and growth never ends. Shawn and Eric continue to study and educate themselves in various outdoor fields. The brothers are former USCCA certified CCW and safety instructors. Furthermore, they have taken certification courses with both the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI). Some of these courses included: Blood Borne Pathogens & Basic Life Support, CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responders. Their scope of knowledge covers a broad base including 72-hour emergency survival to long term crisis management in a wilderness or urban environment. Additionally, their services focus on the fundamentals of hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, and homesteading. The Seitz brothers continue to hone their skills so they can educate others in the ways of safety, emergency preparedness, and critical thinking. Shawn possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in both English and Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. Also, he earned a Master’s degree in Marketing & Communication at Franklin University. He retains over 23 years of writing experience in various fields. Shawn worked as a newspaper feature writer and radio talk show host. Eric attended Ohio Wesleyan University and received his Associate of Applied Business in Computer Information Technology from MTC. He follows with a successful career in the IT field, currently working for the Ohio State University. He has done volunteer work with several organizations in the Central Ohio region. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, tech guru, and automotive enthusiast.