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Food dehydration question

Discussion in 'GATE Survival & Preparedness' started by gringogigante, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. I'm trying to store food by dehydrating it and have a question.

    Once dehydrated, how do you store it without mason jars?

    I'd like to use 1 gallon mylar bags (which I have a ton of).

    I was thinking I'd store it like this:
    1. Put the dehydrated food in a freezer bag.
    2. Put the freezer bag in a mylar bag with a 100cc oxygen absorber.
    3. Store in a cool, dry place.

    Does this sound adequate?

    How do you do it? I'd like to stay away from bulky, harder to store mason jars.
  2. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

    Oct 8, 2007
    I use mason jars for my dehydrated harvest, and as long as I have room in a spare refrigerator I store those jars there in the fridge.

    Admittedly, most of my own stored food is commercially prepared--MH freeze dried, as well as Yoders and Red Feather moist pack canned foods. I fully understand the issue of available storage space. Most of us all have some capacity limit that eventually is reached.

    Your plan for using freezer bags w/ oxygen absorber in sealed mylar bags is good, in my opinion. (I would probably go with 200cc absorbers or more for a gallon bag though.) Yes--keep them as cool as possible. You should get several years of shelf life for most of your foods that way.