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Long Term Storage for Crackers?

This is a discussion on Long Term Storage for Crackers? within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I was looking into some ways to extend the shelf life of crackers. I found videos and posts online where people were "dry canning" the ...

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    Question Long Term Storage for Crackers?

    I was looking into some ways to extend the shelf life of crackers. I found videos and posts online where people were "dry canning" the crackers in Mason jars at ~220° for between 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the jars. Then, tonight, I find just as many posts denouncing that exercise and suggesting instead using oxygen absorbers in the jars. This one girl - https://stephaniedayle1.blogspot.com...-safe-way.html - actually suggests using hand warmers as substitutes for the oxygen absorbers. I was wondering what y'alls experience/recommendation was regarding this topic?

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    The material in a hand warmer (iron powder) is the same as what's in a oxy-ab. Many people use a hand warmer in large sealed containers (mylar bag in a 5-gallon bucket).
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    We haven't dry-canned in a while but if memory serves we increased the time in the oven to around 1 hour and the lids all popped. The last ones that we opened were as fresh as if we had just opened a new box.

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    If you are going to can anything can meat vegetables or fruit.

    Why would you can crackers? Carbs don’t matter in health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarök View Post
    If you are going to can anything can meat vegetables or fruit.

    Why would you can crackers? Carbs don’t matter in health.
    I plan on getting a pressure cooker and taking up canning when I can afford the cooker. I've done some water bath canning out of our garden, but that's the extent of that.

    As for why the crackers... I like crackers. In my pantry, I have quite a few cans of sardines and vienna sausages. These go much better, and make a better "meal," when you have crackers to go with them. It's not for the carbs. It's more an added extra.


    I'm going to try some oxygen absorbers and see how that goes. The real things are actually cheaper than the hand warmers anyway and I don't need anything that large for canning the crackers. Even the absorbers needed for five gallon storage cost the same as the hand warmers. If I try that route, I'd just as soon use the real thing with very little to no price difference.

    I appreciate the replies. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarök View Post
    .......Why would you can crackers? ........
    For the chili..... why else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    For the chili..... why else?
    lol... Amen!
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    In my area I cannot find oxygen absorbers for sale. I have to buy them from mail order. I can find hand warmers everywhere during the colder months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarök View Post
    If you are going to can anything can meat vegetables or fruit.

    Why would you can crackers? Carbs don’t matter in health.
    Our reason to "dry can" some crackers... 1.) to try it and 2.) to add something to our stores that we did not have.

    We have plenty of dry goods stored in mylar with O2 absorbers, we have plenty of store bought canned goods, plenty of self canned goods and plenty of long term "survival meals. So we canned some crackers!
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    Wait... I'm triggered that you all are wanting to store us "Crackers"
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