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Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

Another vote for vacuum sealer awesomeness.

Good candidates are either things that can compress well, things that are messy/small or things that can be stored for emergencies. I tend to use zip locks for everyday stuff as the sealer bags are so expensive. The space bags I use for big stuff

Emergencies
A few diapers
Small medkit
Home made mre
Home made survival kit

Messy
Plastic fishing bait (eg gulp)
Dried foods

Compressible
Set of clothes

Couple of tips
If something can get "scrunched" by the vacuum (eg clothes, documents), insert a bit of cardboard to keep the shape.
Things that had a bit of fluid, like meat, never could seal as the liquid would be drawn out. Sea lamely now has a special bag that stops this and they seal better.

I wish their was a 12V version and the bags were more available in huge Caribbean!

Has anyone tried the new handheld "portable" version?
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Last edited by vtsailguy; 01-03-2014 at 08:18 PM.
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