Mylar bags

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by anna40, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. anna40

    anna40 New Member

    Will any dried food last for years in the mylar bags?
  2. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

    Yes and no, depends on what you dehydrate. Some lasts longer than others. Freezedried will usually out last dehydrated.
    Also how you pack it.
    Here are a few links that may help...
    Doing Your Own Food Storage.
    Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables : Everyday Food Storage Recipes-Food Storage & Recipe Blog
    How to Dehydrate Foods
    About Dehydrated Foods
    Here is a 3 part video on the subject...
    [ame=""]YouTube- How to dehydrate and store food PART 1[/ame]

  3. ditzyjan56

    ditzyjan56 Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the info, any new info about preserving food is good info.
  4. allen_idaho

    allen_idaho Well-Known Member

    Mylar is probably the best currently available material to use. Being aluminum based, it is a much denser material than plastic and has much lower gas and water permeability rating. Plus the reflective surface will reduce the amount of light damage the package could potentially come into contact with.

    So, yes, it could keep your food longer.