Metal cans are a great way to protect your stored dry goods from the environment, including rodents. The trick is to package the food in a way that protects it from the can. Jim asked us if we thought it would be possible to store food inside of a Mylar bag inside of a paint can. His idea was brilliant and inspired us to create this video.
In this video, we demonstrate how to line a paint can with a Mylar bag, fill it with split peas, and seal it for long-term storage. Then we expand this idea to include a repurposed #10 can with a plastic lid and also a metal barrel. The Mylar bags protect the dry goods from the metal and create the ideal environment for the long-term storage of dry goods.
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Another source for high-quality Mylar bags is Harvest Right. These are smaller gusseted bags and are ideal for small quantities https://bit.ly/2YaSRox
You can find a huge selection of Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers on Amazon. These bags are 5 mil https://amzn.to/3gDuEgD which is one of the important things to look for. Buyer beware on Amazon. Not all sellers offer quality Mylar bags or oxygen absorbers.
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