Stick your thumb to your nose and wag your fingers at them. You know somebody who has stored dry beans and grains, dehydrated fruit, & dehydrated veggies in them for 3-8 years, and has been eating bits and pieces of those 3-8 y/o produce for 5 years and lived to tell about it.Goldie wrote:Today I was told that we should not use mason jars or food saver for storing and only
use mylar, even though I kept saying that their usage was for storage 2 - 2.5 years.
I think mason jars are wonderful . I have plenty in all sizes. They are reusable.
I used to split and dry bait fish mummichugs, cheap swai, and good-fish fish skins for my dearly departed mini-tiger, and finally fed them to my dogs over a few month about 5 years after that cat died. They were fine.
You've got the ticket - keep them dark. They won't last as long as tins or mylar, but they aren't restricted to next-season turnaround, either.