In this video, we vacuum seal cereal for longer term storage. I am hoping to get 5 years. Ways to store: mason jars, food grade mylar bags, 1,2 4,5 6 gallon food grade buckets, #10 metal cans, as with everything, sample the stored items after 2 years and every 3 years start a rotation system to keep foods fresh. Hope this helps. I do not like food saver bags for mid to long term storage.