Vakpaking that food
- May 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm #45384John LordParticipant
Most people slam huge amounts of grain in big bags, then attempt cramming them into round buckets. Consider a different method. 90% work now is 150% easier in SHTF.
Small, medium, or large meatloaf pan, mini bread loaf metal or silicone pans.
Smaller volume vakpak bags (that have ziplocks) store easier than huge bags. Hold vakpak bag in pan. Pour in grains, and pat level with the pan into small, medium, and large bricks. Vakpak the bag in the pan. Small bricks, like Mountain House vaks, store (and stack) easier, less waste of food, … and with any dessicants/absorbers store longer than bigger bags. Use as stacked bricks, vertical, horizontal, on side, on end, in the many small pantry storage shelf spaces, or the many small hidey hole cache spots where space and volume are critical. Same small mini and medium bread loaf pan bricks fit perfectly into plastic/aluminum gutter downspout tubings for vertical or horizontal burial.
If you find/(get!) any/all after- convention coffee boxes (especially Starbucks Travellors) use these for bulk food, grain, pasta storage. Wash out and air dry. Travellors are 108 ounces (12 x 9 oz or 9 x 12 oz coffee cup size). These spout bags, that IMPAK makes (but no longer in the desired Starbucks size) has a screw-on cap. One can store 10 – 1# bags of grains, peas, lentils etc – for a 10# re-seal-able storage bag. Put in such absorber/dessicant, and these will continually be good storage bags that can be modled into brick or other shapes fitting into difficult to pack containers, pantry shelves, … You can also store water in these, and they are vastly strong. Can be dropped and don’t break open.
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