Q. Can you stack home canned foods for storage?
A. Yes, but you need to do it safely...
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Jars should never be stacked just one on top of the other, this can cause seal breakage.
They can be stacked as long as there is something like cardboard or thin plywood between the stacks. Like this...
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Simply put the jars back into the jar boxes after filling them and it's safe to stack the jars... but I wouldn't stack them too high, not over 2 or 3.
|Found this handy dandy tote at http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/Quart_Size_Jarbox_p/z_jarboxqt.htm|
They do sell jar storage boxes like the one picture above for extra safety. In my opinion, they're a little pricey, but if you live in an earthquake zone, it might be worth the investment.