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The importance of long term food storage is increasing as one may run into natural disaster or emergency. If you are preparing for the possibility of a food shortage or disaster, you need to have the necessary materials for long-term food and product storage.


Long term food storage requires the following things to make sure that your food is safe for 10-15 years: MylarFoil bags, oxygen absorbers, and heat sealers. MylarFoil bags are the base to long term food storage success. These specific bags provide you with the protection that you need to make sure your food doesn't spoil over time. This is a high barrier bag. Salts, pastas, sugars, and grains are all vulnerable to decay from light, air, and water. Mylar bags avoid these constituents from degrading your food by blocking out the light and diminishing the amount of moisture and oxygen that can enter the bag over time.


Oxygen absorbers will continue to protect your food while your food is stored. Oxygen can be damaging to food because it oxidizes fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. The oxygen scavengers eliminate the amount of oxygen that is in your MylarFoil bag and it will continue to retain at below 0.1% during the time that your food is stored.

Heat sealers make your bag hermetically seal and consistent seal every time. To make sure that you have a perfect seal for all of your packages, be sure to use the Constant Heat Hot Jaw Sealer is the best item on the market. This hand held unit can handle quart size bags all the way up to the 5 gallon pail liners. With an approximate 0.5" seal, this sealer makes sure your food is protected for many years. You can also use other types of heat sealers as long as it gives firm sealing. With this MylarFoil bag, oxygen absorbers, heat sealer, you can accomplish long term storage of your food.
 

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I was going to say something sarcastic... but thought it would be nicer to suggest that you really need to read here a bit before posting such repeative information.

I still haven't found a need to start a thread, I search first and find 9999.99% of the time it's already been covered.

Heck, I didn't even do an intro post. I just jumped in and only realized later that most people do.
 

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all right. It was fairly new information for me, and I was pretty anxious to share the info. thanks :)
How exactly can this possibly be fairly new information to you? Your user name is a company name, linked to you, that sells this stuff. I'm thinking this is not a sharing what you learned, but a set up to sell. Don't.
 

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Yes, that's what I thought. Even though it is under same topic "long term food storage", the content and presentation will be somewhat different. Thanks for good comments!
 

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for me, personally it is; Mels thinkingitover. We all buy things rather than making one on our own because it's convenient and cost effective. this information can be valuable for some people. I love to learn and share any information related to survival list here..
 

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for me, personally it is; Mels thinkingitover. We all buy things rather than making one on our own because it's convenient and cost effective. this information can be valuable for some people. I love to learn and share any information related to survival list here..
Im not sure you understand, Mel is a moderator here who is warning you about your thinly veiled sales spiel.
 

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for me, personally it is; Mels thinkingitover. We all buy things rather than making one on our own because it's convenient and cost effective. this information can be valuable for some people. I love to learn and share any information related to survival list here..
Trying to sell here requires paying for the privilege. This website has seen many thousands try to skirt around that and they always lose. Don't do it if you don't want a permanent IP ban.

Feel free to share and learn, but know that there have been hundreds of thousands here compiling good info for years already. It's almost a certainty that any topic has been covered in detail already. Better to join and build on an existing topic to strengthen it than just rehashing old material. Searching is how you avoid repetitiveness. Repetitiveness only bores and irritates those who actually have a broad knowledge base to share, thus depriving newcomers of good responses to their questions because the experts get tired of the same old same old.
 

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all right. It was fairly new information for me, and I was pretty anxious to share the info. thanks :)
You just lost a ton of potential business by the appearance of impropriety.

I don't like a liar, and I doubt anyone else here does.


Buyers beware!
 

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what did I lie about here? lol! No one has to buy anything from me. I will just sign up merchant account if I want to sell anything here. don't judge me and jump into the conclusion. thanks for looking out for community here.
 

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You are correct, ForestBeekeeper. Oxygen and moisture are major factors that can damage food. Depends on application, you can use desiccants and oxygen absorbers. Just to make sure your food is safely stored and have a peace of mind you can check your food storage with oxygen indicator tablets and humidity cards. If you sure about your storage, then you don't need to.. Thanks for sharing!
 

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You are correct, ForestBeekeeper. Oxygen and moisture are major factors that can damage food. Depends on application, you can use desiccants and oxygen absorbers. Just to make sure your food is safely stored and have a peace of mind you can check your food storage with oxygen indicator tablets and humidity cards. If you sure about your storage, then you don't need to.. Thanks for sharing!
My desiccant is re-usable and it changes color when it is either dry or saturated.

I do not use O2 absorbers, as I do not long-term store anything that needs it.

It has been discussed in many previous thread, you can not use both desiccant and O2 absorbers in the same container. Desiccant will defeat the absorbers.
 

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what did I lie about here? lol! No one has to buy anything from me. I will just sign up merchant account if I want to sell anything here. don't judge me and jump into the conclusion. thanks for looking out for community here.
Don't be so defensive about it. It was clearly stated in the rules you were required to accept when you signed up as a member.

The rule is very strict. It's not just overt sales attempts that are forbidden here. Even implications can cause a ban as the rules are very broad in this respect.


As to the material, did you think that the largest survival forum on the internet with many years of operation wouldn't be abreast of mylar storage? Hundreds of thousands of preppers and somehow we all missed it? Did you even think to look around the site first? The pinned threads and many daily topics on LTS food storage shows that you just jumped right in without looking around first.

Situational awareness is a very strong survival trait. Not looking around first for the same material, underestimating a new group of people you have just come in contact with, not noting that one of the people who raised questions was a moderator, all point towards you doing this thread completely on impulse with no forethought or situational awareness.
 
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If you want to use mylar you certainly can. It may fit into your methods. Or it might not.

I do not use any mylar bags. I have some mylar sheets, as reflective covering.

We do some vacuum sealing, for which we use food-grade plastic.
 

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what did I lie about here? lol! No one has to buy anything from me. I will just sign up merchant account if I want to sell anything here. don't judge me and jump into the conclusion. thanks for looking out for community here.
I didn't say you lied about anything, because I don't know. But it appears you did and most people don't care for that.
 
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