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  1. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I'm not sure I did it right. I wanted to use 1 gallon bags since I think it's a much more manageable size for my family. Anyway, I had seen a guy on youtube seal up 1 gallon bags with his foodsaver, which I thought was brilliant so I tried it. I couldn't get it to vacuum, which I found out...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I packed some wheat and oats in large mylar bags for 5 gallon buckets and put in 4-500cc O2 absorbers each. Most of the bags tightened up, but I have 3 that still have some air (there's a definite "pillow" of air). I actually already opened them up, put new absorbers in, and resealed; but for...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I just finished packaging 200 lbs. of wheat berries (discovered an LDS cannery within a 50 minute drive - hooray!). I had 20x30 mylar bags but they seemed a bit big for the 5 gallon buckets I had. I banged and shook the berries but there still seemed like too much bag at the bottom of the...
  4. General Homesteading & Building
    Hi all, I am looking for somewhere to buy mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and maybe some food grade buckets that are reasonably priced. I live in Montana so I am also looking for a place that has good shipping rates too. Thanks in advance! Louie
  5. General Preparedness Discussion
    Good morning, I'm in need of some (20 to 25) quart to half gallon sized mylar bags. I'd like to find the thickest possible. I want to use them for on shelf storage, no buckets. I've tried two or three ebay sellers, none of their's are impervious to light. I've tried a few on line retailers too...
  6. General Preparedness Discussion
    Hi all, I'm really new here and have been reading every day. I recently purchased 10 or so mylar bags with O2 absorbers. I've never seen or used mylar before. I can see through these bags if I hold them up to a light bulb. They are the usual silverish color outside and not clear but opaque. I...
  7. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Ive been thinking on getting the food grade 5 gal pails with the mylar bags and filling one with dried beans, another with rice..and so on..my question is...how much oxygen asorber is needed per 5 gal pail?..does it vary with the kinds of foods in each 5 gal pail.. or is it kind of just so many...
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    There's a good place to get these supplies? Last time I just picked a random site, but I'm sure someone here can point me to a good supplier with good prices. Thanks
  9. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    does food in a mylar bag have to go in a food grade bucket or can i just put in a regular plastic bin (not food grade). Also can i put dry breakfast cereal in mylar bags??
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