Mylar food storage bags are the ultimate tool in long-term preservation and prepping. Unfortunately, our society does not value prepping, either for long-term instability or plain old convenience. However, mylar food storage bags are poised to change that, offering a mix of adaptability, durability, affordability, and convenience.
A Strong, Flexible Barrier that Won’t Break the Bank
Mylar food bags are made of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film metalized with aluminum layers and sometimes coated with polyethylene (PE). In practical terms, mylar bags seal out gasses, moisture, oxygen, and light. Moreover, their tensile strength is extraordinary, considering their flexibility. Finally, you can purchase them at a very affordable price.
Perfect for Dry, Low-Fat Foods
Preppers can use mylar food bags for long-term (5+ years) storage of anything that is low-moisture and low-fat. You can keep any food you wish in mylar bags; however, fatty foods have a much shorter shelf-life – perhaps 2-5 years. If you are unsure whether a food is fatty, leave it on a napkin for 15 minutes. If it leaves a grease stain, it's not suitable for long-term storage.
Here is a list of foods that are perfect for long-term storage in mylar food bags -
· Dehydrated Fruits/Veggies
· Whole Grains
· Dried Beans
· Powdered Milk
The following foods are great for temporary storage and transportation in mylar bags but have a much shorter shelf life due to moisture or fat content –
· Whole-Wheat Flour
· Brown Rice
· Brown Sugar
· Chips and Cookies
· Dried Eggs
· Milled Grains
Mylar bags are great for any food for ultra-short-term storage, like camping trips and travel!
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