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  1. Food and water
    I want to package some food in Mylar bags, with oxygen absorbers and then seal the bag with hot iron. Would like to know if the following products are safe to put in the mylar bags and how long will they last in the bags. Lets say they will generally expire in 1 year, how much longer will they...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What is the best way to start a monthly food plan,I've seen a plan made out for 5 bucks for 52 weeks,but it seemed like it was from y2k so it doesn't really help me now.what would you guys do with 100 bucks a month for food?Not just going out and buying 100 lbs of rice a month.I would like a...
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    I have got a few 55 gallon barrels that had pickles in them before. I am now facing a new problem of where can I buy 55 gallon mylar bags. I only need to purchase a few of them so please don't suggest a site that makes you do a minimum buy of 10. If you can put up a link to the website I will...
  4. Food and water
    I'm sure this has been talked about several times, but can someone make a list of items that can be sealed in the mylar bags? Tonight was my first time, 22-pounds of long white rice. Just wondering what else I could do. Thanks!
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am currently a rookie on the worst case senario preparedness. Which foods will have a 20 year shelf life when packed correctly in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers?
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey there! I have a problem with pasta in my pantry. We have been storing pasta in rubbermaid containers because I thought that would help with keeping the bugs (weevils) out. However they still get infested in these containers! I am thinking about my long term storage of pasta. I have not done...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I will make this as simple of a question as I can. If I buy a box of pasta and stick it on the "prep" shelf in my dry, cool (55-65*) basement and walk away how long would it last before it's useless or harmful nutritionally? Same with a bag of beans? I've searched on this forum and simply can...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry i know theres a million threads on this but my question is unique compared to the others. Ok let me say what i used: 1/2 gallon mylars with 300cc OA items i sealed: oatmeal,flour,rice,salt,sugar,b.sugar,spices,pasta, and other minor items. anyway everything went normal. placed food in...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So first off I did a search and could not find the answer in previous threads. The cheapest I have found mylar bags is 50 (1 gallon) bags + 50 (300cc) oxygen absorbers for $25 plus $3.99 S&H. Is this a good deal? If not please share with me where you get them and what you pay. Thanks!
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, Newbie here. I'm looking for ideas for food that I can store that has a very long shelf life. At least 5 years. My plan is to set asside a corner of my garage and spend a couple of weekends gathering about 5-6 large storage boxes woth of supplies. I want to be able to put everything...
  11. Food and water
    Last night I Mylar'd up 8 boxes of pasta, 100 servings of rice and 2 boxes of potatoes. Feels good knowing I now have 35,000 calories waiting for me if I need it! I plan on doing more in the near future. Thanks to the boards for all the great information! I do have one quick question. I have...
  12. Food and water
    i seem to recall a seller on here selling mylar bags / 02 absorbers in a 25 bag batch with the corresponding amount of 02 absorbers.....cant remember who that was I was wondering who does small packs of 5 gallon mylar bags w/ absorbers - we are about to start prepping buckets but will not be...
  13. Food and water
    We ordered and received our first Mylar bags for longterm storage, now we are faced with the puzzel of HOW to seal them. I've seen something that looks like a heated clip used but have no idea where to find or purchase one. Help?
  14. Food and water
    Hey everyone, newbie here. Been reading the forums for a while and have learned way more than I ever planned to. I just started the whole process of storing food in buckets with mylar. I watched several video's and read many forum threads before attempting this myself. However, there is one...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Starting to put some items in mylar bags such as beans, rice, salt, sugar and so on. My thought was to use regular 4 sided heat sealed mylar for salt and sugar, because once opened, it will all be dumped into a canister or some other dispenser and none will be left in the bag. But for items like...
  16. Food and water
    Is it really as simple as: put food in, put o2 absorber in, seal?? Also, is there a comprehensive list of what can be stored in mylar and the approximate shelft life after storage?
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello folks, I finally purchased a 6" heat sealer to begin my mylar bag packaging. It is a hand held two jaw type. It was advertized on ebay as a KF-150CST. Both jaws heated, serrated surfaces. It is supposed to be teflon coated. The unit they sent me state "POLY" on the cheesy id tag. (yes...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello All, I just went through my food preps to check on my progress. I am prepping for 2 adults and one infant and one yr old. When you right it all down it actually seems like alot of food, but when you look at it on the shelve, not so much. The one thing that I know I need more of is water 8...
  19. Food and water
    Does anybody have a good dependable source for resealable mylar bags that won't break the bank? Thanks!
  20. Food and water
    Hi all new to the site have been reading and seaching some. Havent read up alot on mylar, but is it better that vacuum sealing? Like I said im just starting out and trying to learn so dont be too hard on me. :D: Main reason for asking is, that I have already have a sealer. Thanks in advance.
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