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  1. General Discussion
    i was looking for some local retailers that sell the usual prepping needs such as mylar bags, food pales, O2 absorbers, and the like. i ran into these guys. pick up is definitely cheaper, but their shipping rates are decent also. not to mention, these guys have everything! i was amazed by their...
  2. Food and water
    I have been checking into the mylar bags for beans, oatmeal, flour and such. But, I presently vacuum seal a lot of stuff. I understand about the o2 absorbers, but how does that compare to no air or o2 at all?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm very new to food storage & have done quite a bit of research so far. I need help w/the use of O2 Absorbers with desiccant. I will pack various items (rice, beans etc) in 1 gallon (10"x14") 7.5 mil mylar. I am in South East Texas and moisture/humidity is a BIG issue. Since the two (O2 & desi)...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What's the best way to store O2 absorbers? I bought a bunch of 2000cc absorbers but didn't use them all in one packing session. I don't have a vacuum sealer so I put the extras inside 3 nested Ziploc bags and hoped for the best. Would that work or do I need to chuck 'em and get new ones? I...
  5. 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...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    General question....how 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...
  7. Food and water
    I have been lucky enough to acquire an extra refrigerator. It is going in the garage. A thought came to mind. Long term storage space always being at a premium, what if I store some rice, beans , sugar, flour, etc in cleaned and dried 2 litre bottles, with o2 absorbers, and permanently...
  8. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Just received a pkg of 100 300cc absorbers. The bag they are in still has air in it. I can't push it out so it seems like the bag is sealed. Not sure if I want to rely on these or not. Any good? Thanks BIH
  9. Food and water
    I'm going with dehydrated food. I live on a farm and will do most of this myself. Where is the best place to get o2 packs, mylar, buckets and so-on? I will be using these for food and supply storage and hope to get the max longevity I can.
  10. Food and water
    I tried searching this. Can anyone point me towards any threads about preserving rice? Here's my idea. I'm looking for tune-ups and help here. 1. Put 300# of rice in my freezer for a week to kill parasites. 2. Line 5 gallon buckets with mylar bags and fill with rice after brought to room...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Alright i am sure there is someone somewhere who can point me in the right direction, but for the life of me i cant seem to find some straight answers on here or the interenet. So if this has been posted i apologize. My question is with food storage. my wife and i are trying to get some...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Reason I ask is I'm a little concerned about having an absorber made in china sitting on top of my food for 15 yrs. We honestly have no idea what it is they put in those things do we? I'm sure everyone on here heard of the recent report of lead found in the shopping bags...right? Are there...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can anyone identify a place to pick up oxygen absorbers locally in the northern corridor above Atlanta? Anywhere from Sandy Springs to Dawsonville? I don't buy enough to make it worth paying the shipping and extra rates to get them on the web. And I need them quickly. Any help is...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just got a couple of packs of O2 absorbers in today. On one, the pink indicator pill looks good, but on the other, it has started turning blue and I wonder if it is ok? Here are two pictures of the blue pill (sorry for crummy pics): In contrast, here is what the good one in the other pack...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Storing your dried goods... Is there a shelf life difference between using Food Saver vs Mylar and O2 Absorbers? Love to know everyone's thoughts on it.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Curious as to what suppliers you use.....Any suggestions?..Thanks in advance...
  17. Skandinaviske
    I am a neosurvivalist living in Stockholm. I've grown up learning wilderness and adventure skills. Looking at the news these days has made me think... I have decided it was time to get a food reserve together, water, some tangible gold and silver and a Glock. I'm looking for Mylar bags, O2...
  18. Food and water
    Greetings, I just saw a few videos on youtube about the guy packing his own food. His rice became buggy and he put it into the freezer to "sanitize" it. I know I asked a few questions already, but I want to make sure and I got darn good answers here. :thumb: I think those questions may help...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just bought a sealed pack of 75 500cc packets. For my first few trials I put two boxes of macaroni & cheese kits in a mylar bag with 2 02 packs. Ironed it shut as small as I could make it. One day later the package still seems to have some free space in it. Next I put 2 macaroni kits with 5 02...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So i hear a lot about putting in oxygen absorbers when packing food for long term storage (in Mylar), but I rarely hear about adding a desiccant (moisture absorber). Why is this not standard practice? I would think not only do you want to get rid of the oxygen, but also whatever moisture is in...
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