Extra Canning Lids, do you seal save?

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by Ur5hittingMe, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Ur5hittingMe

    Ur5hittingMe Well-Known Member

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    I bought a few sleeves of canning lids. What is the best way to store them so they will be good for a few years if I dont use them all?
     
  2. Centraltn

    Centraltn Well-Known Member

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    If they are regular store them in a wide mouth jar with dessicant.
     

  3. Ur5hittingMe

    Ur5hittingMe Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell me where you get dessicant? Will an oxygen absorber work the same?
     
  4. Centraltn

    Centraltn Well-Known Member

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    I think It's ULine that sells food grade dessicants. If ya do a search online I'm sure you can find one
     
  5. Emerald

    Emerald Well-Known Member

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    I would vac-pack them and keep them in a cool or temp stable area.
    The newer lids that they make now are more shelf stable than the old rubber ones.. I have several boxes of the old rubber lined canning lids and the rubber is crumbly. Keeping them cool and dry would be the best(my opinion only here)
    As far as I could find out from the company who makes canning lids they say that they are shelf stable for about 5 years but recommend buying new every year.. but of course they say that! buggers want ya to buy new every year cuz that is their job.
     
  6. Davo45

    Davo45 New here

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    Pretty much do the same thing if it's vacuum sealed me thinks.