Mylar bag question???????

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by anna40, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. anna40

    anna40 New Member

    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??
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver New Member

    Make sure you use some oxyen absorbers inside the mylar bags. The main purpose of the buckets is to protect from critters, etc. - so regular plastic bins should do the trick.

  3. survivalprepdotnet

    survivalprepdotnet Prepping fanatic

    Right. Since your bags will be sealed up anyway, there won't be any contact between what's inside the bag and the bucket itself.

    Speaking of which, I'd been getting buckets from a local donut shop but they've had a pretty low supply recently. Any suggestions on the best places to get buckets cheap? Lids and buckets together are selling for about $5 at Walmart, but I'd like to get them cheaper than that if possible.
  4. Lowdown3

    Lowdown3 Active Member


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  5. labouton

    labouton Well-Known Member

    Excuse me for asking a dumb question but why mylar bags? Won't regular plastic bags be just as effective?
  6. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

    Plastic bags even the vac sealed ones over time will let oxygen through. Mylar bags stop light an oxygen an if ya got a foodsaver can be vac sealed. Also some folk use a home vacuum ta do the same.

    Check with resteraunts an pizza places fer buckets as well as yer local big box grocery stores.