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vacuum sealer bags?

Postby DarenN » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:15 am

has anyone tried using vacuum sealer bags for Freezer Bag Cooking? (ie Foodsaver). i'm about to buy one and was wondering if the bags would work for rehydrating. seems like a natural twofer. storage and cooking.

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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby irrationalsolutions » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:23 am

the wife has be wanting one of those too. i would also like to know the answer to the question.
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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby Vibe » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:08 am

We got a Rival Seal-a-Meal for Christmas, so I'd really be interested as well. We haven't used it yet.
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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby hoz » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:30 am

I've used them. Ours are heavy plastic (much heavier than ziploc freezer bags. They are rated for in the bag boiling so I figured they would be OK for freezer bags cooking.

My hang was after a couple long distance canoe trips I became disillusioned with all the stinking, left over plastic and decided to go back to using a mess kit for rehydration.

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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby sarbar » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:40 am

Sure! They work great. Use a office style paper clip to fold the bag over after adding water.
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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby DarenN » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:50 am

sarbar wrote:Sure! They work great. Use a office style paper clip to fold the bag over after adding water.


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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:15 pm

One side note: when you vacuum seal, use extra plastic so you have enough to hold your water when rehydrating. ;)
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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby SSDD » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:13 pm

Ridgerunner wrote:One side note: when you vacuum seal, use extra plastic so you have enough to hold your water when rehydrating. ;)



X2 make sure you leave extra space when you seal it up and also make sure the type of bags you get is rated for boiling water

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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby zelph » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:40 pm

I tried them this year and all went well. :D

The vacuum thingy works really well. I'm going to see how it works on a pillow size "Space Bag" for group campouts :lol:
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Re: vacuum sealer bags?

Postby irrationalsolutions » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:15 pm

sounds like its a good idea. i'll give the wife the green light.
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