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There are many people that have started to stock up on the food that they store in their homes.
Being able to count on your own food supply, in case of an emergency, is a great way to prepare
for the unknown and ensure that you will be able to feed yourself should there be a lack of food
supply in your area. Many people take their food supply for granted, but when something in the
food supply is disrupted, you do not want to be stuck without the food that you need.

As you start to look into food storage
options, it is easy to get intimidated by all of
the options that are available and by how
expensive many of them are. Although this
can be very intimidating at first, if you
simply get creative with the way that you
store food you can find that you can save a
lot of food. A vacuum sealer is a great tool
when you are looking to preserve your food.
Vacuum sealers are not expensive and can
help you take care of any food storage needs
that you may have.


When to Use a Vacuum Sealer

When you decide that you want to use a
vacuum sealer, it is important that you
understand how it works. First, you should
realize that your vacuum sealer will attach to
foodsaver bags and take all of the air out of
the bags. By taking all of the air out of the
foodsaver bags, you will be able to minimize
the oxidation process, and ensure that food
stays fresher for a longer amount of time.

Just because your food is not exposed to the air does not mean that the temperature of the food
does not need to be regulated. When you put meat in a vacuum sealer, for example, you will
want to make sure that the meat then goes into a refrigerator or a freezer. This way, you can be
sure that the meat does not spoil because it is not stored in the proper temperature.


How to Use a Vacuum Sealer

As you are using a vacuum sealer you should be sure that you do not overfill the bag. There are
many people that try to put as much stuff as they possibly can into a vacuum sealer bag, without
realizing that they need to leave at least three inches of empty space at the top of each bag. By
leaving room for the vacuum sealer to attach to the bag, and seal the bag, you can be sure that the
vacuum sealer is able to do its job.

You should also be sure that you find a foodsaver bag that you know you can trust. Do not try to
make your own bags, and do some research about the different types of foodsaver bags that our
out there so you can be sure that you have one that you like. Experiment with a few different
types and you will be able to notice differences in different types. Eventually, you can nail down
what you like and you will be on your way to saving food that can last longer in your refrigerator
or on your shelf and sustain you, should your food supply be interrupted.

				
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