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  1. Exactly what's needed for long-term food storage 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2013

    Here's everything you need to begin storing food safely. Sealed mylar bags inside 4 or 5 gallon food-grade buckets keep food fresh and free from oxygen, light, and humidity (3 of the 4 main killers of stored food). Keep the buckets in a cool location and you've covered all four! This site sells these products at the best prices, by far. I highly recommend Discount Mylar Bags for your food storage needs. In addition, they offer a website for FAQ's and other advice, a phone number if you require live support, and a new food storage calculator, to help you keep track of what you store. This is the only store you need!!!!

  2. Great Bags and found no defects 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Mar 2013

    I was very pleased with the quick shipment and the quality of the bags. The Oxygen Aborbers were fresh and held up for its intended purpose. I was very satisfied.

  3. Worked well 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Feb 2013

    We packaged about 10, 5 gallon buckets today. The bags are thin but I really don't know much about mylar bags so they could actually be thick by comparison. We had several items, one being spaghetti, no punctures or tears. Obviously a pretty good bag. FYI six one gallon bags will fit into a five gallon bucket. (I wish I would have know that, couldn't find the info anywhere.) Thanks

  4. Mylar Bag Kit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Nov 2012

    Received bags very quickly. Kit was an excellent value, works well, will order more.

  5. One Problem 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2012

    Quality of bags is good. Shipping was fast.Price is right. My problem with these is that all 10 of the oxygen absorbers are in one package. This means that you have to use all of them at once. I would suggest at least bundling them in packages of 5 each.

(10) ShieldPro Econ 5 Gallon Mylar Bags + (10) 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers (350lb Kit)

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The 10 5-Gallon Bag and 10 2000cc Oxygen Absorber kit is our 2nd most popular combination.  It can store up to 350lbs of food.  Use 1 2000cc oxygen absorber per 5 gallon bag; for less dense food like pasta or oats, use 2 2000cc oxygen absorbers. 

Our Mylar bags are 5 Layer PET/Foil/Poly bags that offer incredible protection from moisture, oxygen and light, 3 of the 4 main factors that determine your food's shelf life (Temperature is the 4th).

Common Questions:

What kinds of foods are good to store long term?

The best long-term storage foods have a moisture content of below 12%.  These includes things like pasta, whole wheat berries, beans and rice.  The less moisture your food starts with, the longer it will store.

How long should I expect food to last?

There are a lot of factors that determine the shelf life of your food.  Food stored in optimum conditions can last 5-10 years or longer!  You want to store your food in a cool, dark, dry place.  Using oxygen absorbers and a barrier bag (Mylar bag) can greatly extend the shelf life of your food.

How Many Oxygen Absorbers should I use?

Use 300-600cc of oxygen absorber per 1-Gallon Mylar Bag. 

What do I need to store food?

To store food, you will need (in addition to your food):
1) Bucket - Any hard-sided container with a tight fitting lid can substitute.
2) Bucket Lid.
3) Mylar Bags (5 gallon bags are for bulk food storage; if you plan on using your long term storage regularly, 1 or 2 gallon bags are more convenient).
4) Oxygen Absorbers. (Use 300-600cc per 1 gallon bag, and 2000cc-3000cc for a 5 gallon bag)
5) A straight edge, such as a level or 2x4 at least 14” long.
6) A clothes iron or clamshell heat sealer.

1) Put Mylar Bag into bucket. If using a 5 gallon bag in a 5 gallon bucket, you will have a significant amount of material protruding from the bucket. This is normal. All the excess will be folded into the bucket at the end.
2) Heat your iron, setting it on a middle setting if sealing a 3-3.5mil bag, on 3/4 high setting if sealing a 4-5 mil bag, and on high for a 7.5mil bag. (In all cases, test on a corner of a bag to ensure the right setting)
3) Put your oxygen absorber(s) into the Mylar Bag. It does not matter if it is on top or bottom of the food.
4) Fill Mylar Bag with food, up to about 1 inch from the top of the bucket. A 5 gallon bag will hold around 30-35 lbs of wheat and rice, 25lbs of beans, and 15lbs of oats.
5) Place the level or straight edge across the top of the bucket, as close to the center as you can. Fold the bag over the level, keeping the surface as smooth as possible ( a little tricky and will take some time to learn).
6) Seal the bag by running the iron across the bag where it is lying on top of the straight edge. The bag should seal very quickly if the iron is hot enough, no more than 1-2 seconds of the iron touching the My-lar.
7) After your seal has cooled, very lightly squeeze the bag. If you can make small ‘bubbles’ or pockets of air, the bag is sealed correctly. If you notice you can squeeze air out of the bag, it is sealed incorrectly. It is very normal to have problems with bags a high percentage of the time when you are first learning to seal them.
8) To view an actual demonstration, please review our FAQ at About halfway down there is a link to a post with pictures and a video.