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I read this on another site. Those drink pouches all the kids are drinking are small Mylar bags. So you cut the top off near the straw hole wash with soap and water let dry completely and re-use. They are talking of oatmeal packets, small first aid kits, spices, dryer lint with a couple matches, etc. let's see how many ideas we can come up with.
 

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How do you seal them up?
 

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Seal with will power.
That or hot iron, clothes iron, etc.
 

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hot iron use the straw to suck out the last bit of air then seal with O2 absorber inside. Dont leave O2 absorber exposed to air very long as it damages them. You should see some shrinking in the bag to know the seal was effective. Many Bags have similiar Mylar interiors..potato chips, some cookies etc. But this not as good as standard grade Mylar bags. Many plastic bottles nowadays are good for food storage. I forget the grade stamp.. These are also food storage grade. Add rice/beans whatever and O2 absorber.

Theres several You Tube videos on both processes for the budget prep or shorter term food storage needs.


 

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The vac sealer won't suck out the air because there are no ridges or bumps on the Mylar like the vac. Sealer bags. They need these chambers to pull the air through. You can get around that by making an air chamber with a straw for this size bag. Just cut it to fit into the end of the bag but not into the place to be sealed. With larger bags you can make a similar item with a thin cutting board the flexible kind. Use a solder iron or similar so make a few groves in it. Cut to fit your sealer.

You can seal the bags with a flat Ron used for hair, or a regular iron with a board or something to give a solid serf ace for sealing it on. The edge of a 1x3 works good.
 
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