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How to Seal a #10 Can

Sealing Cans is easy.

We sealed a 190 cans of wheat and legumes using a #10 can sealer belonging to the LDS Church.  Five of us were able to seal these in just under two hours.  The cost of the cans is $1.00 each plus tax. The following You Tube video shows just how easy it is to use the can sealer.  The finished product should be good for 25 to 30 years.


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Hand Crank Can Sealers

My old can sealer

My old can sealer

I have an old hand crank number 10-can sealer I bought about 1982.  Since then I have used it to can a lot of food.  However what I want to mention here are the other good uses of the cans.  For instance, I have canned lots of strike anywhere matches.  This protects them against moisture damage.  First aid supplies can be canned to protect them from damage.  Any small breakable items can be wrapped in padding and sealed in cans.

I have not tried it yet but they may work well as faraday cages if you place insulation between the stored item and metal. …

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Dry Pack Canning

Yesterday we spent part of our morning canning some rice in number ten cans.  We have access to a both a hand crank and electric canning machine.  Since we had quite a few cans to seal, we used the electric machine.

The rice in the cans with the O2 absorbers on top

The canning process is very simple.  First, we fill a number of cans with product leaving the lids off.  I then put oxygen absorbers on top of the product in the first five or six cans. I never put out more  than six absorbers at one time.  We use the Ageless brand ZPT-300MBC. …

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