Canning jar use for storing water.
This is pretty simple water storage method.
After you open a jar (any size) of whatever you have canned to create a meal for your family, wash the jar, lid and ring. Fill the jar with either boiling or very hot water, put the used clean, undamaged lid on it and tighten down the ring, let cool and store as usual. You can put a couple of drops of bleach in the jar if needed. As the Jar cools the lid will seal. Leave the ring on for storage You could use the old rusty, discolored rings ring’s for this, ones we are told to no longer use in processing your food. I save all undamaged lids for purposes like this one.
When you reach your next canning cycle empty the jars into a pot, You can bring it to a boil and sterilize the jars and proceed as usual to use the jar for canning, or use the water to fill your canners for processing this year’s food. As canners we all have dozens in not hundreds of jars at any one time. Our canning jars already take up space that is allowed for in our pantry or food storage areas, this method allows all of us to store water for an emergency and not take up further room to do so.
If you want to store your jars in boxes and do not have the original boxes ask at the local liquor store for boxes that their bottles come in, most canning jars will fit into these for storage. These boxes are designed to hold breakable jars and are extra sturdy as a result. Or if you have access to the lidded Avon shipping boxes they are perfect to hold a dozen quart canning jars with the canning insert from an old jar box.
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