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Old 01-16-2009, 04:10 PM
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Alright, I'll bite the bullet and ask. What are Mylar bags? Are they different than your typical vacuum sealing set up? Also, moisture absorbers, can you find them locally or is that an internet order only?

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Alright, I'll bite the bullet and ask. What are Mylar bags? Are they different than your typical vacuum sealing set up? Also, moisture absorbers, can you find them locally or is that an internet order only?

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https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/e...orage_bags.htm
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I am newly-learning this myself. See this video; helped me alot.

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I thought the question was more specific as in, What IS mylar? That is what I would like to know?
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I thought the question was more specific as in, What IS mylar? That is what I would like to know?
read the link or do a search.
[B]Food grade metalized mylar bags[/B] are used for lining food storage pails. Mylar bags create an oxygen barrier to protect food during extended long term storage. Mylar bags for food storage can be sealed with a standard heat sealing unit or with an ordinary clothes iron.
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so regular vacuum bags would work?
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Mylar bags and O2 absorbers are available in many places. There are some vendors in the site and of course there's ebay. Google is your friend and will give you hundreds of sources.

Here is more specific info via Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoPET
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GOOGLE!. or use the "Search" feature on this website. there is a ton of info already on this product.
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MYLAR BAGS
The word “Mylar” is a trademark of the DuPont
corporation for a special type of polyester film. Typically
made in thin sheets, it has a high tensile strength and is
used in a wide variety of industrial settings.
In food storage, particularly for the long term, it is
commonly found as a laminate with Mylar as the top
layer, a very thin aluminum foil in the middle and one
or more other types of plastic films on the bottom acting
as sealant plies. This laminate combination possesses a
high resistance to the passage of oxygen, carbon dioxide,
nitrogen, other gasses, water vapor, and light which is
what makes it valuable for our purposes. Unfortunately,
it has a poor puncture resistance so must be used as an
interior liner for more puncture resistant containers rather
than as a stand-alone package.
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Mylar is just DuPont's Metalized Nylon. Basically the same material you see in Space Blankets, or the foil balloons at the party store. The "Bag" part, I'm pretty sure you can figure out.
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Vacuum bags are much different than mylar and most everyone on here, including myself, is goin to tell you to store most of your stuff with the mylar and 02's. It will lasts for decades! Theres so many videos on youtube and elsewhere you can find the information on how to do it, its actually quit simple once you get the hang of it!!

I suggest goin to your local grocery stores, and askin the deli/bakery depts to start savin the extra 4-6 gallon buckets they would usually throw away and put them off to the side for you. THis is what i did, i did it at 5 different grocery stores. I was gettin anywhere from 10-20 buckets a week!! I might of had to clean a few of them cuz they had frosting or somethin else on them but i saved SOOOOO much money!

I would suggest checking out UsaEmergencySupplies - THis is where i buy ALL my mylars/02's now. THey have such a huge variety of different mylar bags you can buy, and different options for each size! There extremely cheap too, have yet to find another company that sells them cheaper!
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GOOGLE!. or use the "Search" feature on this website. there is a ton of info already on this product.
Yeah... and today you can play the guitar before using the search engine!
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Folks, this is a two and a half year old thread. I'm sure the original poster has learned about mylar by now!
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The "enemy" of your food storage is: moisture, air, light and pests. Vaccuum bags will remove air and protect from moisture. Mylar will generally not puncture (vaccuum bags will) and it is a moisture, light and air barrier. Because it is metalized, it also is not as attractive to larger pests like mice...generally it's too thick and (and also with the metal) for insects to penetrate.
You would pack you product in one, add an oxygen absorber and seal it.

EDIT: just noticed the date! LOL LOL ah well, I guess we all want to help!
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Folks, this is a two and a half year old thread. I'm sure the original poster has learned about mylar by now!
It got revived by that weird guy that just joined today - then his post got removed and we were left holding the bag.
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Alright, I'll bite the bullet and ask. What are Mylar bags? Are they different than your typical vacuum sealing set up? Also, moisture absorbers, can you find them locally or is that an internet order only?

Thanks!

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Don't be ashed to ask. In fact if you have other questions about terms or things that to us is general knowledge then feel free to ask.

This is your thread and we're here to help.
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It got revived by that weird guy that just joined today - then his post got removed and we were left holding the bag.
Damn it. LOL

They got me.

This has to be a new troll tactic. *Sigh*
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It got revived by that weird guy that just joined today - then his post got removed and we were left holding the bag.
Ahh, must have missed that. How wierd though. He must have gotten booted.
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No, Kev moved him over here and invited everyone to have at him.
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