Tong the boiled jars out of the pot and put them in your basement along with the guns, shovels, and rice. You're ready for the next disaster.For more ...
Step 7: Altitude and Boiling Temperature
If you're at the top of Mt.Everest water boils at 156 F(wpedia) due to the very low atmospheric pressure there.
You'll definitely need a pressure canner to get your water hot enough to sterilize your jars.
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