Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#174749 - 06/12/09 05:21 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: Jeff_M]
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2153
Loc: Bucks County PA
Originally Posted By: Jeff_McCann
I've gone a little nuts with mine, and sealed all kinds of things. Best use? All my first aid supplies. It really reduces the bulk, and keeps things safe, dry and easy to sort through. I notch the edges of the packets, and they do tear open quite easily.


Yeah, for me that's the best use too - trauma stuff, quick open and always clean and dry.

Top
#174823 - 06/14/09 05:46 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: MartinFocazio]
DannyL Offline
Member

Registered: 02/22/08
Posts: 103
Loc: SE Alaska
I bought both, the Reynolds and zip-lock system ,and i like the zip-lock because it doesn't need batteries. But either work well.

Top
#175328 - 06/26/09 03:52 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: MartinFocazio]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2396
Is the walmart vacuum packer a good choice ?

Top
#181686 - 09/08/09 07:39 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2396
ok, now I want one. To seal up food, socks, first aid gear, electronics, etc...

Top
#181793 - 09/09/09 03:41 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: TeacherRO]
Rancehood Offline
Stranger

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 1
I use it to pack up individual daily cloths packets.

I put the following in a single pack

1 pair of socks
1 pair of underwear
1 undershirt
1 wash cloth

Roll the whole thing up around the undershirt an then vacuum everything up. This way you get a daily pair of clean undies and washcloth to towel wash if needed.

I keep a pair of pants/shorts & shirt in a bags by them selves as these only get worn every other day.

Top
#181805 - 09/09/09 04:41 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: Rancehood]
Susan Offline
Geezer

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
The ZipLock system is totally manual, so you can do it anywhere without batteries, and you can re-seal the bags.

I was surprised how well they worked. I also wash and reuse them, and they still hold their seal (which I did wonder about), but I did wash them by hand with hot tap water, not a dishwasher. The only thing I don't care for is the scored design of the plastic bag itself (inside and out) which may trap food particles. And I would never reuse them after raw meat.

Sue

Top
#181810 - 09/09/09 04:49 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: Rancehood]
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2153
Loc: Bucks County PA
Just added diapers to the shrink-wrap set. (See my other post in Campfire)

Top
#185407 - 10/15/09 04:07 PM Re: Vacuum packing thing other than food? [Re: MartinFocazio]
jmd4x4 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Rosenberg TX
I have both the ziplock system and a food saver. I prefer the food saver, the bags are thick and I have had only a few bags not seal the 1st time around. I have done just about everything menchend here.


later
jmd

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2



Moderator:  MartinFocazio, Tyber 
March
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
3 registered (Hanscom, Russ, Craig_Thompson), 177 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
StrangerInTheWoods, Tauricornous, Jackandco, lis, Dystor
5307 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Small Scalpel Blade Holder / Handle
by Russ
Plague humor - Chad
by brandtb
02:14 PM
MacGyvering the coronavirus
by nursemike
12:48 PM
Helping our ETS Community
by UTAlumnus
12:59 AM
Things I have learned recently
by Phaedrus
11:52 PM
John Prine in critical condition!
by wileycoyote
05:05 PM
Good advice on mentally coping with COVID-19
by AKSAR
03/29/20 10:44 PM
And, now a wee bit of entertainment...
by Doug_Ritter
03/29/20 09:40 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.