By Daniel Barker – Natural News
(NaturalNews) Learning how to can foods is one of the foundations of prepping, but care must be taken during the process because improperly canned foods can cost you your life. Quite simply, when it comes to canning, there are no shortcuts.
If you don’t think improper canning can be dangerous, you haven’t heard Mike O’Connell’s story.
O’Connell, an attorney from Washington State, was recently admitted to the hospital with symptoms that resembled a stroke: dizziness, double vision and difficulty standing up.
Tests came back negative for a stroke and O’Connell was discharged. However, over the next 48 hours, his condition worsened; his speech became slurred, his eyelids drooped and he began having trouble swallowing. O’Connell had also become extremely weak and his breathing was shallow.