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Everything you need to know about using Oxygen Absorbers for Mylar Bags


Topics covered in this blog:
  • What are Oxygen Absorbers and how do they work?

  • How to use oxygen absorbers for Mylar bags?

  • How long do Oxygen absorbers last?

  • How long do Oxygen absorbers last?

  • The Dos and Donts of using Oxygen Absorbers


As a prepper, one of the most important things to ensure your family's safety is to store enough food and water for an emergency. But storing food and water for a long period of time can be challenging as it can easily spoil or get contaminated. This is where using Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers can be a lifesaver. Oxygen absorbers are small packets that suck all the oxygen from the bags and create an environment that is safe for food storage. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about using Oxygen Absorbers for Mylar bags.


What are Oxygen Absorbers and how do they work?


Oxygen Absorbers are small packets that are used to absorb oxygen from drug bottles, food packages, and other sealed containers. Oxygen is present in most sealed containers and can cause the products inside to deteriorate. Oxygen absorbers contain iron oxide and other chemical ingredients that react with the oxygen present in the container and convert it into water. These packets are the most effective way to remove oxygen from sealed Mylar bags and are safe to use for food storage.


How to use oxygen absorbers for Mylar bags?


Before you use oxygen absorbers, it is important to make sure the bags you are using are suitable for food storage. Mylar bags are the perfect choice for long-term food storage as they are resistant to moisture and are air-tight. To use oxygen absorbers, start by placing all the food items you want to store in the bag. Then, add one or two absorbers to the bag depending on the size of the bag and the amount of food stored. Seal the bag using a heat sealer and make sure there are no air gaps inside the bag. Oxygen absorbers work best in an air-tight environment, so make sure to squeeze out any air from the bag before sealing.


How long do Oxygen absorbers last?


Oxygen absorbers have a shelf life and will eventually lose their effectiveness. It is important to use them before the expiry date. An oxygen absorber can last up to 2 years if stored in an air-tight container at room temperature. However, once the packet is open, it will start to absorb oxygen and will therefore lose its effectiveness within a few hours. It is highly recommended to use oxygen absorbers as soon as you open them.


The Dos and Donts of using Oxygen Absorbers


Using Oxygen absorbers can be tricky, but if done properly, they can save you a lot of money in the long run. Here are some dos and don'ts that you should keep in mind while using oxygen absorbers: Dos: - Store oxygen absorbers in an air-tight container and keep them away from direct sunlight - Use oxygen absorbers as soon as you open them to avoid moisture and oxygen contamination - Use gloves while handling oxygen absorbers as they can react with moisture and form rust.







!! Do not use oxygen absorbers for non-food items or items that require oxygen to survive, such as seeds or live plants.

!! Do not reuse oxygen absorbers as they are designed for one-time use only.



Conclusion


In conclusion, oxygen absorbers are an essential tool for preppers and for anyone looking to store food for long periods of time. Mylar bags coupled with oxygen absorbers can protect your food from moisture, oxygen and other contaminants and can greatly increase the shelf life of your food. Remember to use oxygen absorbers as soon as you open them, store them in air-tight containers, and use gloves while handling them to maximize effectiveness. With these tips in mind, you can now store your food with peace of mind knowing it will be fresh and safe for years to come.




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