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Old 10-20-2009, 09:49 PM
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Would it be allright to store packaged food (noodles, etc.) in mylar bags, o2 absorbants without taking them out of the original package?
What about sugar, coffee, etc?
Do you trust ebay to buying your mylar bags?
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Joe... I've often wondered the same thing! The videos I've watched always show the food product being placed directly in the mylar bag... but I was curious if they could be left in their original packages and placed in the mylar bag. Maybe that defeats the purpose? Inquiring minds want to know what the experts have to say!
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If you leave in original package the 02 absorbers may not work as well.
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The two biggest enemies to stored food is light and oxygen (O2) The mylar blocks out the light and the O2 absorber handles the O2.

O2 absorbers ideally go after the volume of O2 they are rated for. 100 cc ideally removes 100 cc of O2. If original packaging is breached, then the O2 absorber will go after it.

Some stuff might not be ok to open though.

Coffee I leave in the original can and rotate it regularly. Sugar I took a different track. I sealed it in 3.5 pound sizes (I think 12 cups) mylar bags with a 100 cc O2 absorber. I vacuum sealed them. I re-sealed them in a bigger mylar and 500 cc O2 absorber, in a 5 gallon bucket. The triple seal was to keep ants out. Last thing I wanna see is ants after SHTF and I open up.

So far everything I've stored in mylar has been broken down from a larger size.

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The LDS cannery says sugar is one product you do not need O2 absorbers to store. O2 does not affect sugar.
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If I buy a bunch of noodles from Sams then I would need to take it out of the package and into a mylar bag with an 02 absorbant. Right?
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Guess I'll have to get busy too! All my pasta is being stored in original bags... sounds like I better dump them out into a mylar bag and add some O2 absorbers.
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Where are you going to buy your mylar bags at?
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...where to get the O2 absorbers?....
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www.bucketpacking.com

www.howtopackfood.com


Take stuff out of it's original packaging. You really don't know how much dust, mold, or moisture (held in cardboard) is in the original packaging.

If you need the directions -i.e, pancake mix or something, write it on the bucket with magic marker. I can tell you from experience- in 20 years it WILL still be readable whereas taping a cutout of the directions will be gone.

Good luck, get to packing!
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This is a good resource. Hope it helps.

http://sorbentsystems.com/index.html
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I'd say leave the pasta in its original bag, poke a couple of holes in the packaging, and put them in Mylar bags so that the O2 absorbers can do their thing. Unless the original pasta packaging outgasses, should be ok?
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