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  1. Food and water
    I finally got my first shipment of mylar bags and O2 absorbers 2 days ago. Up till now I have gone oldschool, using ziplocks and plain 5 gal buckets. After getting my shipment, I just couldn't wait to start packaging like a pro. In my haste (as usual) I skimmed the directions, read a few blogs...
  2. Food and water
    Hi friends, Am thinking of portioning white rice, dried beans, rolled oats, etc. into two-person servings and using my vacumn sealer to remove all the air and seal them up tightly. Was then going to place them into HDPE2-compliant containers (i.e. 5-gal. pails with Ropak lids) and use some of...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am packing some food in mylar bags. Is it necessary to use food safe buckets? Wouldn't new clean buckets work if the food is sealed in mylar? I am just starting on this trek and don't have enough information.
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    General long after you open a package of O2 absorbers do you have before you need to seal the the absorbers up again? We have a package of 10 per bag, we opened the bag to take some out and use in some of our preps. How much time do I have before the absorbers need to be sealed...
  5. Food and water
    I've read many conflicting accounts on how to store pasta. Some say use o2 absorbers,...some say no use a dessicant. Some say salt it down,...some say just vacuum seal. Anybody have experience with this? I was going to do just mylar and o2 packets?
  6. Food and water
    I bought some 10"x14" mylar bags with O2 absorbers. My husband had the idea to take a hair straightener and after I fill the bags to seal it in the middle and then on the edge to make smaller bags. Has anyone tried this?
  7. Food and water
    I want to purchase some more dried goods including dried milk, brownie mix, baking power, baking soda, egg noodles. These are all in 5lb bags that I will buy multiple of and I want to transfer them into larger 5 gallon buckets with mylar bags and O2 bags for the long term. My question is will...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    ive been considering LTS using mylar, o2 absorbers and 5 gal buckets my issues is i have no idea how much (in kgs, or lbs) it takes to fill these things does anyone have the weights for how much rice, and/or other grains it would take to fill a bag/bucket? also if anyone has the serving size...
  9. Food and water
    I'm looking to begin some long term food storage and I have a few questions. I'm looking to store rice and beans. Reading up on various sites has storage using dry ice. Do I have to use dry ice or can I use oxygen absorbers? As far as mylar bags where can I get them? K-Mart, Costco/BJ...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have purchased 20 5 gallon food grade buckets, 20 brand new lids with seals, 20 of the 2000cc oxygen absorbers and 25 mylar bags. I have a family of 4 which includes a wife and 2 boys under 4. If you were me what would you put in these buckets for long term food storage. I have been very...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Local liquidation center has a pile of these in in large resturaunt size tubs.. What kind of storage life can I get out of these in mylar? Thanks in advance...
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