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calamityjane

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2009, 07:47:16 PM »
Sadly the nearest Cabela's from me is probably 600 miles. I was at one in PA last week, but didn't look much in the food preparation section, dang it.

On the one you're buying, is it just the add on kit, or does it come with the sealing machine (?) as well? I was looking at the vacuum sealers a little while ago at wally world, and most have an accessory attachment area. Will this do hickey work on any of those? Also, noticed the prices on the vacuum sealers go from $40 to over $100, I guess the "you get what you pay for" thing applies to these as well. I was thinking about doing what I usually do and setting my sights on the mid range ($70-$80) model.  Any suggestions?

*Edit*
Answered some of my own questions here, while I was looking at how to combine some of these similar topics.
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=6142.0


The sealer I bought last year was the FoodSaver® V3840 Vacuum Sealer Kit.  I decided to step up a bit and get the vertical unit to save some counter space.  I leave it out all the time and use it all the time.   But after reading tons of posts here and watching some sealing vids on YouTube, I see how a 'flat' model might be functionally easeir to use if you are sealing mylar bags, due to the controls being easier to reach while holding in your sack-o-stuff.   

I found it on a sale at Kohl's, and they were having a 15% off (which they run almost every week), plus and addition 15% off.  So, I think I ended up paying about $130.   I  know they are now offering some new heavy duty sealers for hunters/game etc., and seem to be getting more spendy.   

You might find a great deal on craigslist too.  I've seen people sell them with bags included for el cheapo.  Good way to get started and test out what you like and don't. 

After I bought my sealer I went insane for a little while.  It will keep  you up at night thinking of stuff to seal.  ;)   I went back later and bought some cannisters, which I just love.   They aren't cheap, but again, Kohls has deals now and again and you can still make a decent purchase. 

cj

« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 07:54:27 PM by calamityjane »

sage0925

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2009, 10:45:07 PM »
It would keep me up at night, thinking of things to seal? Girlfriend, you need more of a life...lol.

Sage

calamityjane

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2009, 07:56:26 AM »
It would keep me up at night, thinking of things to seal? Girlfriend, you need more of a life...lol.

Sage

I have all that I can handle, thanks tho'.

I found a link you might find helpful for your area:

Choosing and Growing Adapted Vegetable Varieties   

Recommended vegetable varieties for short-season, high-altitude regions, including cool-season hardy vegetables; cool-season tender vegetables; and tender warm-season vegetables.
2009 BUL 863
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Price: $0.00


Available online in the following format(s): PDF

http://info.ag.uidaho.edu/pdf/BUL/BUL0863.pdf

More Catalog info here:
http://info.ag.uidaho.edu:591/catalog/default.htm


Offline mash

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2009, 04:59:44 PM »

Choosing and Growing Adapted Vegetable Varieties   

http://info.ag.uidaho.edu/pdf/BUL/BUL0863.pdf


Thanks calamityjane! It got down to -6 C here the other night... I'll be looking into some of these. +1 for that

calamityjane

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2009, 05:46:54 PM »
Thanks calamityjane! It got down to -6 C here the other night... I'll be looking into some of these. +1 for that

Hoooooodang, that is Kold........  crimeny!  Hope that site is helpful!!  Thanks !! 

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2009, 02:16:19 PM »
Ok, there was a lot of info on here already about dry packing in mason jars, so I combined a couple of other threads here:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1475.0

So if you guys don't care, let's continue the topic of sealing mason jars here, and leave this one more about reusing other jars. Some of the stuff already talked about on this thread probably needs to go there as well, so, I may change this around a little more to try to organize things a little better, as I get a little more used to combining topics.

                                               Thanks
                                                  -Chris
« Last Edit: June 17, 2009, 02:20:52 PM by khristopher23 »

calamityjane

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Re: spaghetti jars
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2009, 04:47:00 PM »
Ok, there was a lot of info on here already about dry packing in mason jars, so I combined a couple of other threads here:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1475.0

So if you guys don't care, let's continue the topic of sealing mason jars here, and leave this one more about reusing other jars. Some of the stuff already talked about on this thread probably needs to go there as well, so, I may change this around a little more to try to organize things a little better, as I get a little more used to combining topics.

                                               Thanks
                                                  -Chris

Okie doke.  Thanks for pulling all this stuff together! 

I spent half the day vac-sealing dry stuff in mason jars and I'm sold on it.  As with any program, each person needs to personalize to their needs.  Buckets, jars, food saver bags, mylar.. whatever.    But, I'm settled on trying to include oxy absorbers in all of it.  It makes sense to me so far.   If a good argument is developed otherwise, I'm all ears.   

Well not all ears, but I can adapt.  :)

Thanks Khris.