How do I freeze dry food : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

How do I freeze dry food...? My local supermarket is selling 10 pound turkey's for 3.99. Would like to buy 10 and cook them.. then freezedry the meat.. and have lots of yummy turkey to eat..

And in general.. I could get lots of preperations done that way... inexpensive...

Anyone have a foolproof way...? like step by step...?

Freeze drying for idiots...?

Thanks for the help...


-- scholty (, December 03, 1998


Freeze drying is something that commercial factories do with $$$$$$ equipment. You can make jerky or other dryed meats with a $30 dehydrator from kmart. It should come with an instruction booklet.

-- anonymous - thanks (privacy, December 03, 1998.


You'd be much better off canning that turkey. Invest in a canning size pressure cooker and put the stuff in fruit jars. Get yourself a canning book for all the instructions. Then you'll be prepared for all future canning needs when TSHTF.


-- Hull Stetson (, December 03, 1998.

scholty, I agree with the canning idea. There is an older thread under food that discusses canning chicken and beef. It may be a good place to start.


-- Bill S. (, December 03, 1998.

Y'all can't generate sufficient vacuum in a kitchen to freeze dry. You CAN make turkey jerky or can it.


-- Chuck a night driver (, December 04, 1998.

Well, if you read Cory's Weatherreport No.100 it says how to freeze dry and they give instructions. However they are not detailed enough. What are the advantages versus disadvantages to freeze drying versus canning...??

Thanks for all your answers...

-- scholty (, December 04, 1998.

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