Food Dehydrating 101 - in case of a 9-1-1 Food Emergency!
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Food Dehydrating 101 - in case of a 9-1-1 Food Emergency!

Never Run Out of Food! Learn all you need to know in ONE hour! Do it NOW so you don't go hungry when the "poop HTF".
3.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
731 students enrolled
Created by Susan Gast
Last updated 3/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to feed their family during tough times by learning how to safely dehydrate food for long-term food storage.
  • Know how to dehydrate fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • See what equipment is necessary - and it’s not a lot!
  • Be able to store food the best and safest way.
  • Have enough food put away for emergency situations.
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  • No materials are necessary to BEGIN the course other than a keen desire to dehydrate food in order to have enough food on-hand for emergency situations.

Food dehydrating isn't hard - and it could save your life ... and keep your family fed. Best of all? I can teach you all you need to know in an hour.

I'll show you how to dehydrate the top 14 fruits:
• apples
• apricots
• bananas
• berries
• cherries
• fruit rolls
• grapes
• lemons, limes, oranges
• melons
• peaches
• pears
• plums
• rhubarb
• strawberries

and the top 16 vegetables:

• broccoli
• butternut squash
• cabbage
• carrots
• cauliflower
• celery
• cut corn
• garlic
• green beans
• mushrooms
• onions
• peas
• peppers
• potatoes
• tomatoes
• zucchini

... and how to safely dehydrate cooked Chicken, Beef, and Turkey!

Next, you'll learn how to safely store them!

• oxygen absorbers
• vacuum seal
• feed buckets with airtight lids
• plastic lidded bins
• closets
• garage

So I say “sock it away"…


Why do all this?
Because we all need food, water, and shelter, that's why! Ever wonder what will happen when “all hell breaks loose" as seen in many a weather-catastrophe, or an economic melt-down via a stock-market crash? We're only 9 meals away from hunger ...

Be prepared NOW - rather than LATER.
Create a stockpile of food before hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes hit. What if a rampant virus hits your home state - and you are quarantined at home? How are you gonna eat? Don't rely on help from the Government. They can only do so much. If we are faced with war, or an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) solar flare - be it weather-related or man-made by a maniac, YOU will be able to feed YOUR family.

Look, it doesn't have to be an EMP that makes you take action; you or your spouse may lose their job - now you're faced with half the income - but the bills are still there. Lessen the stress by knowing you have more than enough food on-hand to get through the tough times.


When you've reached the end of this course, leave me a message in the discussion panel, and I'll give you a coupon for my full three-hour course for just ten bucks.

Don't forget: Udemy provides a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not totally delighted.

5-Star Reviews (thank you!):

See what Charity Cason has to say about this course:

Easy, Quick & Informative!

I know nothing about food dehydrating, but I've always wanted to learn, so this was a great, quick course for doing just that! If you don't want to have to spend hours learning the proper techniques, this is a great investment of your time. The videos are produced well and are extremely easy to follow. Recommend!

C Eliot adds:

Not a topic a lot of people consider, but three majors cities in the world are currently experiencing drought. Who's next? What's next? Better to be prepared than to wish you would have. The instructor does a great job of addressing the key points in food and preemptive planning. Will be coming back to this for reference.

and Michelle Cohn22 says:

This was a great course in food dehydration. It was very informative and everyone should take this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those interested in being more self-sufficient and folk who don’t like wasting money when fresh food goes bad - and preppers for sure! This course is also for those who are worried about our infrastructure - when our food delivery system goes down, people are left without food.
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Curriculum For This Course
Introduction: How to Dehydrate Fruit, Vegetables, and Cooked Meat
4 Lectures 25:29
My aim is to take the 'panic' out of 'panic situations' so you can keep a cool head, keep your food pantry full - even in a crisis.
Preview 03:08

In one easy lesson you'll learn which fruits need pre-treatment, and which don't. Pre-treatment consists of either spraying with lemon juice, steaming, or blanching. Only apricots need a sweetening bath!
Preview 09:27

Now I'll take you through the easy steps to dehydrate the top 16 vegetables. Like fruit, some need pre-treatment and this lecture will cover all you need to know!

Learn How Easy It Is to Dehydrate the 16 Most Popular Vegetables

In this lesson, I'll go over three varieties of cooked meats: Chicken, Beef, and Turkey. Why cooked? It's much safer than dehydrating raw meat (I'm not showing you how to make jerky as those instructions will be included with your dehydrator).
Learn How Easy It Is to Dehydrate Cooked Chicken, Beef, and Turkey
How To Get The Job Done!
2 Lectures 08:29

There are many dehydrators on the market, and I'm going to show you my all-time favorite: the Nesco® brand. I'll cover the basic Nesco® and available accessories.

The Nesco® brand dehydrator and its most often used affordable accessories.

A Nesco™ brand dehydrator question - see if you know what the screens and sheets do!

A quick Nesco™ Dehydrator question!
1 question

Covering the FoodSaver® V2240 Food Vacuum Sealer and the bags I use. Create vacuum-sealed packets of dehydrated food.

The FoodSaver® Food Vacuum Sealer is all you need to get the job done!

The FoodSaver™ Vacuum-Sealer is only used for…

FoodSaver™ Vacuum-Sealer
3 questions
Storing Food Safely for Short- or Long-Term Storage
9 Lectures 25:56

Oxygen Absorbers... Life Support for Bag, Bins, and Buckets! I'll tell you which sizes to purchase, and where to get them from at the best price.

Oxygen Absorbers... Life Support for Bag, Bins, and Buckets!

Mason jars are great for everyday or weekly use. Not only that, they're great to look at on your kitchen cupboard shelf! Whip up a quick soup from my dehydrated veggies, no prep involved!
Mason Jars - Great for Everyday or Weekly Use of Dehydrated Food.

Use Mylar bags to keep out Air, Light, and Moisture. Used mostly for what I consider Long-term food storage of over three months.

Mylar Bags - Keeps out Air, Light, and Moisture

Five-gallon food-grade buckets are great for storing your Mylar bags. Easy to tote by their handles and they stack well.

Food-grade 5-gallon Buckets with Airtight Lids

Consider using plastic lidded bins for easy closet, walk-in pantry, or garage storage, of dehydrated foods -- for long-term storage.

Plastic Lidded Bins - For Long Term Storage

Use an underused, or spare closet (yeah, right) if you can. They are the perfect place to hide away your treasured food supply.
Closets - If you're lucky enough to have a spare one... perfect for storage!

Garages are great places to store, but are usually the “last resort”. It's OK if you use bug-proof buckets!

Garages are great places to store bins and buckets - usually the “last resort"

Thanks for taking this course. I want to make sure YOU and your family don't go hungry. I also have a special deal at the very end, don't miss out!

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About the Instructor
Susan Gast
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1,043 Students
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Cinemagraph Designer; Food Dehydrating Guru; Course Creator

About Susan Gast:
Born in Northern England, Susan emigrated to Florida with her parents back in 1980. She is married to a great guy, Alan, and together they adopted a fabulous Miniature Pinscher who pretty much runs the household and keeps them in check.

When she's not at the PC typing her heart out and getting cross-eyed, you can find her enjoying the sunshine and strolling the sandy beaches along Florida's Treasure Coast.

Her Courses:

Food Dehydrating Made Easy!

Would you like to learn the ins and outs of food dehydrating and make sure your food pantry is fully-stocked year 'round - ? Would you like to have peace of mind as to where your next meal is coming from if and when a national disaster strikes, be it weather-related or man-made? If so, you're at the right place!

Susan has been involved in the food dehydrating industry since 2010 and has authored three books on the topic of food dehydrating... so you're in "good hands." She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of food dehydrating with you and making sure you and your family are well-fed - especially during tough times.

Reading and Writing

Susan loves to read and write and she also offers affordable proofreading services to fellow course instructors at reduced rates. You can reach Susan by private messaging her by clicking on her profile photo.

And in her downtime?

Susan loves learning from you guys and gals and enjoys taking YOUR Udemy courses!

Keep 'em coming!