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Tag Archives: oxygen absorbers
I use a simple rule when I pack food in …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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, …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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 …Read More...
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.
I …Read More...