I have no experience with canning. My husband has been growing some vegetables for a few years without much success -- but this year, I have really gotten interested in helping him and working toward greater self sufficiency and less dependence on corporations for food.
One thing I want to do is be ready to start canning. I don't know how soon we'll have enough of a yield from our own gardens for this -- but I also want to be prepared the next time there is a huge sale on very ripe produce, such as tomatoes or strawberries. When these sales come up, I think you really need to work quickly, and to already have the supplies you need on hand.
Things are very tight for us financially, so I am trying to avoid any unnecessary expense by saving the glass jars from any food products we buy.
So far, the only kinds of jars I've seen recommended for canning have been Mason jars with the lids in two pieces. I was wondering whether anyone has been able to safely can foods with other kinds of jars -- especially those with the lids all in one piece?