Before you shop for Mylar products, this article will help you review the basics and answer the five key questions that will jump-start your Mylar bag food and gear packing project. As you answer these questions, you will be better able to select the best Mylar products for you and your situation. This summary, which also includes Mylar product pros and cons, can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to make better decisions on the best Mylar packing method for you, as well as the Mylar products which suit you best.
Mylar bags provide a convenient, easy, and cost-efficient way to stockpile food for an emergency situation, or for a period of rainy-day personal adversity. Though Mylar bags are a high-tech NASA inspired technology, they are simple to use and an ideal do-it-yourself packaging method. This article provides step-by-step guidance to make the project easy, even for a novice. The process outlined here can be used to increase the shelf-life of dry foods, and also for the safe-storage of gear and emergency supplies. This is Part-4 in a four article series on emergency food storage.
Our times are changing rapidly. This is occurring on many fronts, but few more rapidly than with our food supply. Examples include the increasing number of national outbreaks of e-coli bacteria in our meat and vegetables, the growing trend towards genetically modified foods (GMO’s), ever present undercurrent of our food being sprayed with chemicals ranging […]
Are you new to food storage? Or, are you experienced but want to evaluate your stockpile of stored food? Learn from the mistakes of others by reviewing this list of common food storage mistakes. 1. Having buckets full of grains, beans or wheat, but have never cooked them before is a problem waiting to happen. […]
The internet is full of advice on food for emergencies and long-term food storage, but what is really the best? This primer on food selection is designed to help you select the best types of food for your emergency food supply. This article will help you understand the pros and cons of each category of […]
Developed by the U.S. military after extensive nutritional and long-term storage research, the modern MRE has replaced the MCI (Meals, Combat, Individual – 1980s), the lighter LRP (Long Range Patrol) rations used in Vietnam, and the C-Ration (canned) . Though far from gourmet fare, the current-issue MRE meals are a quick and tasty meal when […]
How long can I store bottled water? Unopened bottled water products can often be safely stored for years, provided the bottles are kept in the proper environment, and the plastic material of the bottle is BPA-free. When in doubt, discard or treat bottled water which is more than 6-months old. Water is also available in […]