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Old 11-28-2010, 01:52 PM
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they look like it. are they?
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Most of them yes.
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They are but they're sure aweful thin and fragile for long term use. They weren't designed for long term.
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They make great bags for camping haven't tried long storage with them you can reseal them with an iron
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I've never understood how people can be so ******dly about buying 3 dollar buckets and 80cent bags but will blow 1000 on a gun or 200 for a flashlight. It boggles the mind.
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they look like it. are they?
Yep, and you can reseal them with a vaccum sealer or iron on a low setting.

The word Mylar is just a brand name of certain plastic sheeting. Kind of like how not all copy machines are Xerox.

Caprisun drink pouches are also mylar. I have sealed away and re-used many pouches for camping/backpacking. Not for long-term storage yet though besides water.
Here is how: http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=111956
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I've never understood how people can be so ******dly about buying 3 dollar buckets and 80cent bags but will blow 1000 on a gun or 200 for a flashlight. It boggles the mind.
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They're probably not real thick either, but the bags Starbucks gets their coffee beans in are Mylar.

They just cut the top, dump the beans in the grinder, and toss the bags out.
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Yep, and you can reseal them with a vaccum sealer or iron on a low setting.

The word Mylar is just a brand name of certain plastic sheeting. Kind of like how not all copy machines are Xerox.

Caprisun drink pouches are also mylar. I have sealed away and re-used many pouches for camping/backpacking. Not for long-term storage yet though besides water.
Here is how: http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=111956
I have to tell you vic that this has been one of the best finds for me! Thanks so much for pointing out the obvious about those little bags.

I use them for a lot of different things and I've shared the idea with some ladies at work too. We've packed them with herb mixes, mini sewing kits, mini first aid kits, you name it! Thanks again!
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I've never understood how people can be so ******dly about buying 3 dollar buckets and 80cent bags but will blow 1000 on a gun or 200 for a flashlight. It boggles the mind.
I don't think it's always like that. Some people like to recycle so less goes into the landfill. If we can be creative about reusing what we have available, it gives ideas for reuse when we might not be able to go out and buy mylar bags in the future.
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I've never understood how people can be so ******dly about buying 3 dollar buckets and 80cent bags but will blow 1000 on a gun or 200 for a flashlight. It boggles the mind.
It's the same mindset as those who complain about ammo prices, buy the cheapest junk ammo, but instead of investing in reloading equipment, buy another gun instead. I don't get it either.
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Yes is very similar in what it does and how it's sealed.

Mylar is a misnomer, the actual 'Mylar' is just the outer layer. I've been looking into some of this, as far as what's the best material for long term storage and the weaknesses of each. Like 'Mylar' balloons, which have very high permeability and allow the helium to leak out.

http://www.sorbentsystems.com/mylar.html

What these bags are is several layers of different films. The commonality of many of them is an inner layer that is a low temp thermoset type plastic. The outer layer is is clear and the actual 'Mylar'. Sandwich in between is a layer of aluminum foil. each layer can be of different thicknesses, depending on what's desired.

The thicknesses and colors, as well as any graphics can range through the entire spectrum.

It's usage is growing through many markets and can be seen in all sorts of storage.

Someone that works in this field could get more technical and their help would be appreciated.
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I have to tell you vic that this has been one of the best finds for me! Thanks so much for pointing out the obvious about those little bags.

I use them for a lot of different things and I've shared the idea with some ladies at work too. We've packed them with herb mixes, mini sewing kits, mini first aid kits, you name it! Thanks again!
Great! Glad you enjoyed it. I still use it all the time also. I tried something new with it also a while ago and this thread made me get off my rear and put it up.

Check it out:
http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...15#post2130915
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