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#18211 - 08/09/03 09:30 AM Food saver
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I hope I am not wearing out my welcome, I am haveing a great time with this site.
Does anyone use the food saver home vacuum sealer, it works great for all your gear. If you have never used one you will be really surprised at how small a change of socks and underwear is when vacuum sealed, and totally waterproof. You can seal your PSK and everything will remain totally waterproof, and reuse the bag as a water carrier. It's really a great piece of gear the possibilitys are endless.

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#18212 - 08/09/03 10:31 AM Re: Food saver
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I haven't used one but it sounds like a great idea. The only problem would be carrying out the gear, all you clothes would be twice the size.

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#18213 - 08/09/03 12:27 PM Re: Food saver
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Registered: 04/08/02
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clothing and that kind of stuff can be stored in "space-bags" which are like XXL ziploc bags with a vent so you can roll the airout to save space, which can do it in the field. the food saver is more sutiable for smaller things, but man the price tag of that foodsaver...
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#18214 - 08/09/03 12:37 PM Re: Food saver
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PC2K,
I hunt, fish, and garden so the food saver kinda pays for itself. There are several such as the black and decker brand that work well and are cheaper.

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#18215 - 08/09/03 04:15 PM Re: Food saver
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Nobody wlil wear out their welcome here, barring surpassing me in volume of posts <img src="images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> Compressing gear is the strategy for maximizing limited space in an aircraft,boat or rucksack. Nobody is going to complain about to much gear to pack out. Not when that mummy bag and parka get opened inside a hastily built snow shelter 250 aeronautical miles from some fishing village. <img src="images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#18216 - 08/10/03 01:21 AM Re: Food saver
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I use my Tilia foodsaver on a lot of gear and really like it.

My only small caveat is that the (*&*%# bags can be *tough* to tear into if you're in a hurry and are only using your hands (or, uh, your teeth <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> ) I vacuum sealed my Leatherman in a bag, since it was living in my BOB in the car trunk & I didn't want it to get dirty. One day I wanted it pretty fast and had a hard time getting to it.

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#18217 - 08/10/03 10:38 AM Re: Food saver
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I ran into the problem with tearing the bag too. I solved it by introducing a predetermined breaking point. I created it by welding a small seam (about 1/4 ") from one side. It makes tearing really easy and didnīt encounter any problems with it so far.
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#18218 - 08/10/03 11:04 AM Re: Food saver
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Max,

The preset tear point is a great idea, thanks!

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#18219 - 08/11/03 05:48 AM Re: Food saver
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Hi Yall
Max is this sort of what the tear point tear point look like hope this
helps.
Teen suriver

P.S we just got a new Tilia Food saver
it is great I have vacuumed my PSK
and alot of my stuff for kayaking.

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#18220 - 08/11/03 03:35 PM Re: Food saver
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Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 477
I love mine, and use it to the extent of being the brunt of everyone's jokes. In fact, on one 10 day deer hunt I shrunk all my clothing into a tiny, tight bundle. Since I had un-shrunk clothing, and a large Mule Deer to pack back, I actually took the Foodsaver pump and bags with me. Butchered and vac. wrapped the meat, shrunk my clothing, CHARGED FOR DOING THE SAME FOR MY 4 BUDDIES who had jacked with me...

I seal my PSK in an extra long 6"wide bag, which I can later use as a water bag if I need to. Stronger than any other bag I've seen reviewed here. I also have several tiny pocket fire kits, and pocket first aid kits (Minor cuts,etc) vac. packed in minimal pouches.

Remember, you can make the bags as small as you want to. I have a few that are 2"square!

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