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I noticed that myself and other members recently ordered mylar bags..I bought 100-1 gallon bags and 25-5 gallon bags..To start, I will be storing sugar, rice, and pasta. Which products do you guys/gals recommend in which size bags...I am prepping for 7-8 people if this helps..Thanx all in advance..
 

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I keep rice, pintos, elbow macaroni and instant potatoes in 5 gallon bags with O2 absorbers. Lentils and garbonzos in smaller bags. I don't believe you need to put the sugar and salt in bags. I also store other dry items in 1/2 gallon and quart Mason jars and then seal them with my vacuum food saver. I recently used some of my rice out a quart jar that had been sealed in 2000, tasted as fresh as when I bought it.
 

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I find the 5 gallon bags to hard to work with. The largest I am going to use might be the 2 1/2 gallon size.

The last batch I made up was 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon bags. The next batch will probably be 1 and 2 1/2 gallon sized. I much prefer the ziplock bags over the non-ziplock.

Video about storing food in mylar bags <--- link to thread on this same topic.

My last batch of mylar bags included:

2 – great value whole grain old fashioned oats, 42 ounce containers
4 – great value whole grain quick oats, 42 ounce containers
3 – great value elbows enriched macaroni product, 3 pound boxs
1 – hungry jack mashed potatoes, 26.7 ounce box
2 – great value mashed potatoes, 2 pound box
1 – 20 pound bag of rice
several – 1 pound bags of pinto beans


 
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