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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking to seal some bags of sugar in mylar. Looks like the 1 gal mylar bags should do the trick. Question is, should I seal them in their paper bags or empty the paper bags into the mylar directly? I was thinking of leaving them in the paper bags as an added protection. Also from what I...
  2. Food and water
    Hello folks. I just received my first batch of mylar bags from one of the merchants listed on this board. I know it's not recommended to add o2 absorbers to suger or salt, but I was wondering about removing air from the bag. I loaded one 1 gallon mylar bag and manually removed most of the...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all! I have an old dog-eared chart I typed up from a Countryside Magazine article at least 10 years ago now I think, for a Three Month supply for three people. I know I tweaked it some to apply to our family, but not much. I am reading some old threads here about calorie content of stored...
  4. Food and water
    We are looking at storing bulk Rice, Barley, Sugar and wheat in 5 gallon buckets. Instead of sealing a large amount in the entire bucket we are looking at sealing these products in smaller packages (4-5 lbs.) for a remove as needed bases. Can we use the Food Saver bags with the oxygen absorber...
  5. Food and water
    I`m not to worried about salt I have a feeling the stuff lasts forever but I was more concerned about sugar. I want to put them in long term storage. Mylar bags and oxygen aborbers. Anyone know the shelf life stored like this? Any info would be great. Thanks.
  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Most of these I know about but a couple were new to me. http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/photos/forever-foods-10-cooking-staples-that-can-outlast-you/forever-foods
  8. Food and water
    Hello. I recently packed away 5 buckets of white rice away in mylar bags with OA's. Now I'm going to start on flour, salt, sugar and maybe some seasoning, etc. Which of these need oxygen absorbers? Thx. I'm a noob.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I told my husband to pick up a load of mulch on the way home but he came home with a huge grin and a truck bed full of brown sugar. I am not joking the 50lb bags of brown sugar at Sams had gotten hard and they were selling it for $13 each when it is normally over $30 a bag here. He brought...
  10. Food and water
    Hello all.I put up 25 pounds of white sugar this evening,got 2 qts per 8x12" bag.....NO O2 drier was used in the bags,I believe I read somewhere that 02 driers would solidify the sugar..............am I right?:rolleyes: What about iodized salt? NO drier.....right?....................I was...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A couple weeks ago, I bought a 25 lb. bag of white granulated cane sugar and a smaller bag of brown sugar (can't remember the weight). Then I got busy and had to put them on the back burner for a while. I finally got to them tonight and wasn't sure how to separate them into smaller packages...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm packing some food away as we speak... I'm going to have a few absorbers left over.. I have table salt I could Pack as well.. Started thinking I read on Here That Salt and Sugar would Clump up? Or turn into rock salt?? Anyone have exp.? Thanks I have the bags filled up and have not opened...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a question about sugar. I bought a 50 lb bag, then seperated it into smaller food saver bags, and sealed the food saver bags without vacuum sealing it. I plan on putting these bags int a plastic storage tub. If I buy 10 lb bags of sugar, I leave them in the paper bag and put them into...
  14. Food and water
    A while back I sealed some rice, beans, salt and sugar in mylar with 02 absorbers. I only put up 2 - 1 gallon bags of sugar and 1 - 1 gallon bag of salt. Basically it was to use up the remainder of the 02's. I am now reading that salt and sugar should not be sealed with 02 absorbers. What...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A little FYI. Salt and sugar do NOT need to be vacuum sealed or hot canned to remain "fresh" being they do NOT spoil. Hot canning can actually ruin Sugar. The container just needs to be protected from moisture and pests, so even just a 5 gal bucket with a good seal will work. No need to...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Do I need to add oxygen absorbers to my salt and sugar mylar bags? There are very different opinions on shelf life of sugar and salt. Some sources show they have an indefinite shelf life, while others say 6 months. I am planning to store them in sealed mylar bags in buckets and I live in a...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would think that sugar would store well without it. But...does anyone know the actual answer?
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