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07-11-2010, 20:27
I'm trying to store food by dehydrating it and have a question.

Once dehydrated, how do you store it without mason jars?

I'd like to use 1 gallon mylar bags (which I have a ton of).

I was thinking I'd store it like this:
1. Put the dehydrated food in a freezer bag.
2. Put the freezer bag in a mylar bag with a 100cc oxygen absorber.
3. Store in a cool, dry place.

Does this sound adequate?

How do you do it? I'd like to stay away from bulky, harder to store mason jars.

JC Refuge
07-12-2010, 08:03
I use mason jars for my dehydrated harvest, and as long as I have room in a spare refrigerator I store those jars there in the fridge.

Admittedly, most of my own stored food is commercially prepared--MH freeze dried, as well as Yoders and Red Feather moist pack canned foods. I fully understand the issue of available storage space. Most of us all have some capacity limit that eventually is reached.

Your plan for using freezer bags w/ oxygen absorber in sealed mylar bags is good, in my opinion. (I would probably go with 200cc absorbers or more for a gallon bag though.) Yes--keep them as cool as possible. You should get several years of shelf life for most of your foods that way.