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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything as Expected., November 17, 2011
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This review is from: 60 - 1 Gallon (10"x14") Mylar Bags & 60 - 300cc Oxygen Absorbers For Dried Dehydrated and Long Term Food Storage - Food Survival (Kitchen)
A little trick:
I was able to use my foodsaver to suck out most of the air.

The standard foodsaver bags have one side with a textured edge to allow air to be sucked through. Since the mylar bags didn't have that, I needed to improvise.

I took a coffee stirrer, and placed that in the vacuum chamber to give something to suck the air out. After the first seal, I pinched the location of the straw, and removed it. The bags stayed vacuumed. I then sealed it again (twice actually) to ensure it's airtight.

This makes nicely packed bricks of pasta, rice, beans, ETC.

Bags are strong, and good quality. I dropped one of the packed bricks on the ground, and the bag kept its seal, with no punctures.

Very satisfied, and will be ordering again.
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Initial post: Jul 1, 2012 9:34:51 AM PDT
Swamp Fox II says:
Hello

I buy, grow and dehydrate much of my food for emergencies and other reasons. I store some of the dried food in the freezer. This is the closest we can get to freeze-drying. One hundred pounds of corn kernels were stored this way each year from my garden. I defied anyone back then to tell the difference from fresher corn after the grain was rehydrated. Beans and other protein rich seeds work great this way too.

To the current issue:

I use O2 Absorbers and silica moisture absorbers in my bags, BUT, we have prepared these for the two stated uses. Though I am a fan, be careful as the FoodSaver bags will NOT keep out pantry moths. I lost 100 lbs of Hard Red Wheat as each bag was invaded by pantry moths. They bred until the long-term storage closet was full of them. I now seal on one bag and the wrap that in aluminum foil and reseal in a second bag. [Have tried just wrapping the vacuum seal bag in two layers of heavy [commercial foil] and that seems to work too. I place these in Gamma sealed food storage pails. [The moths have in recent years become a region wide problem.

The Food Saver bags are good; don't misunderstand me. The O2 absorbers do a great job, but they do not remove moisture, just O2, the main "killer of food freshness". . If you want to remove moisture get silica gel packets available at Amazon etc. I started with the silica gel a several years ago. Dry goods taste fresh and crisp. The O2 absorbers are an additional plus!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2015 6:55:38 PM PST
Rob Doar says:
Please note, at no point did I ever say to use Foodsaver bags.

I simply used the machine in conjunction with these bags I purchased.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2016 11:55:23 AM PDT
gail C says:
Look into Harvest Right for freeze drying food
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