Here at Dusty Old Thing, we love taking a glimpse at what life was like in the colonial days. We recently took a look back at what an 18th century kitchen might look like, but did you ever wonder how settlers preserved their food? It’s well known that salt was used to preserve meats, but did you know it was also used to preserve vegetables? In the following tutorial from Jas. Townsend andSon, Inc., you’ll see a demonstration on just how this was done in the 18th century.As Jon points out in the video, it can be dangerous if you try this method and do it improperly.