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Oxygen Absorbers

I often see all types of questions on the use of oxygen absorbers and Mylar bags, so I thought it was time to write a blog addressing some of them.

I use a simple rule when I pack food in …

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Oxygen Absorbers: Getting the Most Out of Your Food Storage

Here is a guest post by Lee Flynn

Although it is impossible to predict what the future holds, there are certainly things that can be done to be as nearly prepared as possible. Emergency preparedness might require some investment (both …

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Desiccant Packs and Long Term Dried Food Storage

I see many people on the web recommending the use of desiccant packs to control moisture in stored foods.  In over 40 years of storing food, I have never used one.  Our dried storage includes all types of grains, legumes, …

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Oxygen Another Enemy of Food Storage

Today I will write about how oxygen affects the shelf life of food.  Oxygen supports the growth of microorganisms and causes changes in color.  Aerobic bacteria and fungi are able to grow in a oxygen rich  environment.  It also lets …

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Answers to Questions About Oxygen Absorbers

Recently I have received some questions from some beginning preppers on what is an oxygen absorber and how you use it.

They are variations of a small bag filled with iron powder and a salt mixture.  When they are exposed …

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The Long term Bug Free Storage of Dry Foods

I see posts on the internet about preventing the growth of bugs in grains and other dry food storage.  One method that is widely mentioned is freezing your products for several days prior to canning.  I have been storing foods …

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Sealing Food in 5 Gallon Buckets

The other day I had to seal some popcorn and millet in Mylar bags and five-gallon buckets.  It is quite easy.  Open the Mylar bag and put it in the bucket.  Fill the Mylar bag with your product to about …

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Canning Dry Pack in #10 Cans

The other day my wife purchased some 25lb bags of split peas from Winco.  They were reasonably priced at about $12.00 a bag.  Since we wanted them for long term storage, I decided to can them in #10 cans.

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Testing Oxygen Absorbers

The other day I found some oxygen absorbers that had been shoved to the back of a cupboard and forgotten.  I think that they were about 3 or 4 years old.  They were sealed only with the temporary clips that …

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