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30 minutes ago, Mark A said:

I was in a couple of Home Depot's over the weekend. They had a big box of hand and feet warmers on clearance. The hand warmers were 10 pair for $6.00 and the feet ones were 5 pair for $6.00

These come wrapped in individual packets so no worrying about opening and resealing a big bag...

As I mentioned earlier, I've never tried the handwarmers in lieu of dedicated o2 absorbers. How well have they worked for you Mark?

I'm definitely open to options...

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I've only used O2 absorbers a couple of times. I had to buy a bunch and the majority went bad because they were all packaged together and after I opened them I found that out. So, I vacuum can (or dry can, whichever you want to call it)

I do know that both hand warmers and O2 absorbers use the oxidation of powdered iron to generate the heat and consume oxygen in the process. I have friends that use them all the time. I just don't have the personal experience. The main thing I like is that (especially now) they are generally cheaper and they are packaged individually. It would only cost a dollar or 2 to do a side by side comparison and see if you can tell any difference


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Thank you Mark. They certainly should save some money. :up:


I have some hand warmers and o2 absorbers, so I'll give both a try the next time I put up some jars of dehydrated food.

I'll make sure to post back with my observations. A penny saved and all that. :)

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For those of you that want to try the jar sealers, and don't have the attachment on your bag sealers, you can simply use a pistol vacuum for the same results.

I use a Waring pistol vac, but I have seen some [off-brand] lately for $20 on Amazon.

We use it every day for something, leftovers, half jar/can of things like pasta sauce. spiralized veggies, almost limitless for things.

Even if you have a big sealer, [mine doesn't live on the counter] the pistol vac is much handier for daily use.

We, of course, also use it for dry-canning just about anything else for storage......pantry, fridge, or freezer.

If you want fast and easy dehydrated meat.......When I catch lean meat on sale, I grind it in a food processor, spice it how I wish,

then use a jerky cannon and put it directly onto my dehydrator trays. I do suggest a good jerky gun. I have tried several cheap

ones [blah], which some dehydrators will come with, but my favorite is the LEM (The Original) Jerky Cannon.

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3 hours ago, monkeylizard said:

w00t! has a FoodSaver on sale. I don't know if that's a good price or a good model. Just passing along the sale.



They are $175 on Amazon at the moment, so it's a great price. It also has the Accessory switch,

so you can also use the jar sealers.

From their site:

" The unit also has an accessory button, allowing you to evacuate air and keep your food fresh with all FoodSaver Containers and Canisters."

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