Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

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WildernessReturn

Long Term Food Storage---Done Cheaply!

Post by 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



JustABear

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

Post by JustABear » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Excellent idea on the teflon plumbing tape!!!!!!

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

Post by 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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Gravlore

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

Post by Gravlore » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:39 pm

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

Post by 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 :)

WildernessReturn

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

Post by 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!

Post by 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.

WildernessReturn

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

Post by 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!

Post by 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!

Post by 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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