To dehydrate, all
need is air
may be many fancier dehydrators than this around, but this is mine:
is a drawstring bag that I sewed out of the netting that came from an
old tent that was falling apart. I can hang it out on a clothesline on
sunny days, or let it hang in the house if it is wet outside. In the
winter, I hang it near the radiators.
have also laid pieces of netting out on top of frames for things that
needed to be dried flat, like Essene (raw) bread.
dehydrator that ever interested me was a junk car in the
back yard, but I never had a junk car in a back yard that I could try
dehydrating on, so I can't report how well it works. People say they
lay the stuff on sweater drying racks in the trunk (boot) in the
Another innovative suggestion
is to put the items you want to dry in netting, cheesecloth or air
filters and secure it to a box fan with a bungee cord, but, of course,
that uses electricity. Another electricity-using method is to put the
food in an oven that has a light on inside, or you could just put a
small light bulb or lamp in a cardboard box and put your food to be
dehydrated in there. I have often thought I would like to try this with
a glass box and use it in place of a regular light that I would use
normally during the day -- it would take electricity, but it would be
the same electricity I would use anyway for light.
Dehydrated Egg Powder
about 6 eggs
at a time, beat well and then freeze in a glass jar overnight.
you are ready to
dehydrate them, let them thaw till cool (do not keep out at
in an electric
dehydrator for about 18 hours or until they are dry and brittle.
through a blender
until they are powder.
stored in a
plastic ziplock baggie in the cupboard.
rehydrate for use, mix
2 parts water to each part powdered egg.
Food without Freezing or Canning:
Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar,
Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation by The Gardeners and
Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante.
Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike
and Nancy Bubel. An
excellent book on storage of
fruits and vegetables.
Solar Food Dryer How to Make
and Use Your Own
Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator by Eben Fodor
Enzymes for Health & Longevity by Dr.Edward