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post #11 of 14 Old 06-08-2009
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So how do you use them, are they one of those containers that you suck all of the air out, do you store them in a refrigerator of some sort, how does that work ? I have never seen them or used them, don't even know where to get them.

By the way, nice website, and amazing journey, look forward to reading about your progress along the way! How do you like your SPOT, is it working out well ? Maybe you put that over on the SPOT thread we had, I don't remember seeing your comments there.

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Green Storage bags

We are just now planning our trip but I have already bought the green bags from Debbie....alot of them. I use them at home and they are amazing. I do not wash the vegetables and fruits before I put them in the bags because they need to be dry. I wash them after I take them out of the bags, just before I use them. It increases the life of veg and fruits for weeks.
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Take a look at "Voyaging On A Small Income" by Annie Hill. There are some very helpful hints and guidelines in the appendices, as well as entertaining and educating stories in the main chapters. I sail on a 33 foot double ender, and having no refridgerator, and between Annie Hill and Lyn Pardee, I have read some pretty good advice....I might just test the green bags out myself this next cruise...
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Have to look into those green bags.

I do know you're interested in storing fresh foods, but have you thought about drying foods as well? Been doing it for years for creating my own backpacking/camping foods. Use a vacuum packer and sealable bags. Also I cook up rices, beans, sometimes whole meals and pack those in vacuumed bags. Then, when time to cook, I put the whole bag in boiling water to heat. Keeps the pot clean and you can use the hot water to clean the counters, tables and other dishes you use.

Still haven't had time to experiment with drying meats yet.

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so how do you use them, are they one of those containers that you suck all of the air out, do you store them in a refrigerator of some sort, how does that work ? I have never seen them or used them, don't even know where to get them.
Foodsaver makes the containers you can suck the air out of. I have a set of them and use one for keeping salad fresh longer. I remember seeing a kit years ago, with an actual hand pump you could use. I use the electric version at home. Vacuum packers are cheaper than ever. I spent a little extra on a good one.

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