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Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

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Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby WildernessReturn » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:20 pm

Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!
Info at Earth Blog (site)

Came across the info on another site, it has been talked about here, now this sites page lists it out step by step with pics :)
This page is using those 2ltr pop bottles.

Thinking on it, if you put plastic around the top of the bottle before you screw on the cap or use some Teflon Tape, it would give an even better seal.

http://www.earthineer.com/content.php?blogid=1574
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JustABear
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby JustABear » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Excellent idea on the teflon plumbing tape!!!!!!
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby tazweiss » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:43 pm

I use a thin bead of silicone inside the rim of the lid for my 5 gallon pails. I just throw in an oxygen absorber and snap the lid on, permanent seal. The teflon tape around the rim of the plastic bottles is a great idea. I'll have to start doing it.
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby Gravlore » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:39 pm

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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby mamaizzy » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:53 am

I bought hand warmers as they are oxygen absorbers as well. Threw one in and sealed it shut :)
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby WildernessReturn » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:57 am

Taz,
was thinking further on the the Tape. Wondering if the Propane Teflon Tape would be better yet again. This tape is designed for gasses as well as water.
Thoughts Taz?
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby Perfesser » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:10 am

I don't think you need anything more than just the regular lid. Why not test one and see if it holds pressure?
Take your container and leave it in the freezer for a while. Put on the lid on and put it in a warm place or out in the sun . It should make quite a bit of pressure. If it holds, it's air tight.

Once you put an oxy absorber in the container the vacuum will be pulling the lid tighter.... if it holds pressure for sure it will hold a vacuum.
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby WildernessReturn » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:06 am

Perf,
do you suggest it be full or empty for the test?
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby tazweiss » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:09 am

WildernessReturn wrote:Taz,
was thinking further on the the Tape. Wondering if the Propane Teflon Tape would be better yet again. This tape is designed for gasses as well as water.
Thoughts Taz?


I don't think that it would make any measurable difference.
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Re: Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Postby tazweiss » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:15 am

mamaizzy wrote:I bought hand warmers as they are oxygen absorbers as well. Threw one in and sealed it shut :)



The oxygen absorbers I used were actually handwarmers I bought on sale at Canadian Tire last spring.
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