By SurvivalReport

Short video showing the basics of pressure canning green beans. One of the goals to work for with self-sufficiency, homesteading and/or preparedness is growing and putting up (preserving) enough food to last from one season to the next. This is how the pioneers and early settlers did it. They grew enough in the spring and summer not only for fresh eating during that time period, but enough to put up to keep them through the winter and till the next harvest. That should be our goal as we work towards self-sufficiency. Every little bit counts!



In an out of court settlement finalized on March 19, 2008, Percy Schmeiser has settled his lawsuit with Monsanto. Monsanto has agreed to pay all the clean-up costs of the Roundup Ready canola that contaminated Schmeiser’s fields. Also part of the agreement was that there was no gag-order on the settlement and that Monsanto could be sued again if further contamination occurred. Schmeiser believes this precedent setting agreement ensures that farmers will be entitled to reimbursement when their fields become contaminated with unwanted Roundup Ready canola or any other unwanted GMO plants. (

Read his story