Survivalist Forum banner

mylar

  1. Food and water
    I have a question concerning the safety of using mylar bags. I ran across some info indicating that mylar film is comprised of BoPet, which stands for biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate Sources: https://americanpatriotsurvivalist.com/mylar-bags/...
  2. Food and water
    Hey guys... Well I ordered my first kit (50 1gal bags/50 - 300cc OAs) from discountmylarbags (best prices I found and even better when I used the site discount). Anyways... I'm picky about oatmeal... not sure why but I am. Found that I can get 10# boxes of quaker oatmeal from Jet.com for...
  3. Food and water
    I'm having a hard time finding recipes for single serving meals that I can store in 1 quart Mylar bags. Kind of like the just and water mountain house meals. I know I can pack rice (what kind is best?) and pasta (angle hair best?), oatmeal mixes, and seasonings but really haven't found much...
  4. Food and water
    You know those little paper-like packets that have taco, onion, chili and other seasonings in them? What do you think about storing them long-term? I plan to put 5 packets, each a different seasoning, in Mylar bags with an oxygen absorber. Do you think I should let the packets be or cut...
  5. Vendor Deals
    Hello all, I am honored to be a member and a merchant on this site. We have a discount code for Survivalist Board members. We are having a sale on our mylar bags, bags and rolls for your Foodsaver, Cabela's, Weston, and VacMaster vacuum sealers, and FREE shipping on all vacuum sealing...
  6. New Member Introduction
    Hi all, Thank you for having me on your site. I am honored to be sponsoring you. This website has a ton of useful information. I live in the rural mountains of California. I started storing food for my family about 15 years ago. I realized that if I was overpaying for all of my storage...
  7. Food and water
    So, for the 3rd time I've tried storing Rice, Beans (various types) & pasta in Mylar's with O2s. Seems to have failed again. I'm using 1 gallon bags with 30cc O2s. I'm filling the bags half way, putting 2-3 O2s in each bag. Failed. I've also previously filled the bags about 3/4s with...
  8. Food and water
    Just wondering if anyone knows of a local place in Dallas/Ft Worth Texas to buy Mylar food storage bags, oxygen absorbers and food grade 5 gallon buckets? Didn't want to order 8 buckets online, just needed to buy a few. Thanks
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So, I like to have a wide array of different firestarting kits in my BOB, but my favorite fire-starter has gotta be a wooden match. I prefer it to lighters, I prefer it to a battery, I prefer it to flint and steel. Don't ask me why - lighters are by far the better option as far as size vs uses...
  10. 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...
  11. Food and water
    My next project is DIY food storage and I've been shopping around for Mylar and O2 absorbers. Found this on amazon and looks good to me but I'd love to hear your options. 10 - 5 Gallon (20"x30") 4.3mil Mylar Bags & 10 - 2, 000cc OxyFree Oxygen Absorbers With Freshness Pill/Eye for Dried...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I tend to be a bit OCD when it comes to researching products to use when doing long term food storage with mylar. I am fairly new to it so I am learning by trial and error. For example, searching the net for the best prices--and there are a LOT of sellers out there...trying to figure out what...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am buying some bulk food to get ready to store in 10 5 gallon buckets with mylar bags and O2 absorbers. I am storing the staples (salt, sugar, rice, powdered milk). I am wondering if I should buy bread flour of all purpose flour. Also I am wondering if I can fill up a bucket with a bunch of...
  14. Vendor Deals
    We are a family owned start up Survival prepping company. Our go to market strategy is to provide affordable basic food items in smaller 1-2 person serving sizes. We use 5 mil 5"x8"x3" mylar stand up bags with ziplock reseal capability Each bag is heat sealed and includes a 100 cc 02 Absorbers...
  15. Food and water
    I just sealed my rice into my mylar and have had the o2 absorbers since last night. The mylar has not shrunk and hardened due to the vacuum yet. Of the 5 bags I did only one shrunk and the 4 I redid with a new o2 absorber and triple sealed with my hot iron. It has been 24 hrs since I resealed...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read threads here on LTS of powdered milk and believe I can do it. I just purchased a few of these bags of milk and wanted some advice as to the potential for their making the LTS cut. They are 26oz bags for 8quarts of milk each. They have a best by date of 6/12 I know that is close to...
  17. Food and water
    I bought these blankets on ebay, 10 for $8.75. But they seem to be cheep "emergengy" blankets and not so much emergency blankets. How do you know if they are mylar or not? When I hold one up outside, sun on the far side of the blanket (unfolded of course) I can see through the blanket. Does...
  18. Food and water
    I recently got 3 different types of breakfast cereal for 99c a box :thumb: 15 boxes of cereal later, I'd like to know the best way to keep them. I was wondering how long I can expect these to last if I mylar & O2 Ab them in 1 gallon bags? Anyone tried this? I will rotate, but I'd just like to...
  19. Food and water
    Ok guys, i'm new to this and have been doing some reading and searching archives. Can you vacuum seal mylar bags and put an absorber in them? Or are mylar bags with an absorber good enough? And also, how do you seal the mylar bags? Never used them obviously but my wife and I are just...
  20. Ladies Section
    New here, so I hope this hasn't already been addressed. For long term storage, would it be better to use mylar bags with 02 absorbers or vacuum sealed bags? I am looking at the VacMaster 112 but for that much money I want to make sure it will make a huge contribution to our food prep efforts...
Top