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reusing mylar bags from purchased food products?

 
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Most of my dry foods are vacuum packed in canning jars for storage. But I've noticed that many purchased food items are packaged in mylar bags: cereal, crackers, cookies, catfood, etc. My frugal gene can't stand to throw these out. But I don't know what I could do with them other than re-use them with O2 absorbers and reseal. Is anybody doing this? I hate throwing out things if I can find another use for them.
 
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Leigh Tate wrote:Most of my dry foods are vacuum packed in canning jars for storage. But I've noticed that many purchased food items are packaged in mylar bags: cereal, crackers, cookies, catfood, etc. My frugal gene can't stand to throw these out. But I don't know what I could do with them other than re-use them with O2 absorbers and reseal. Is anybody doing this? I hate throwing out things if I can find another use for them.



I wouldn't risk long-term storage in thin mylar already used once bags. Maybe for short term things for convenience. Good mylar bags are fairly inexpensive. I think I paid 36 cents a bag plus shipping. (1 gallon 5 mil thick)
 
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Benjamin, welcome to Permies!

I have noticed there is quite a difference in these various bags. Some are quite thin and tear easily, others (like the catfood bag) are quite sturdy. At least I'm assuming it was mylar---silver on the inside even though printed on the outside.
 
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