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    Beans, Beans, The musical fruit...

    The more you eat, the more you toot, the more you toot the better you feel so eat your beans with every meal!

    I broke into the mylar world today and bagged about 1.5 gallons of rice as a test. I have really no flipping clue what I am doing right or wrong. Insert rice, insert O2 packet, seal with iron on counter top mostly, press out air, finish sealing and burn hand on hot bag. The fresh rice I didn't freeze for bugs, the older stuff I did.

    I wondered if anyone had tips for beans. I am getting some red beans and some black beans. Any other tasty beans? Do I freeze them too or just stuff them in the pouch haphazardly and seal with an iron that smells of fragrant clothing starch?

    Maybe I did something intelligible on accident. Figured I would goof around with a bunch of quart sized mylar bags and O2 absorbers for $10. Best case I have rice for 25 years. Worst case, it is doing about the same thing it was doing before in my tupperware tub. I figured it was time to change pace from buying MH meals here and there.
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    I don't think freezing is necessary. Oxygen depletion will kill anything in there.

    It freezes here every winter, and we keep getting bugs in the spring.
    I don't know.

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      #3
      Thanks, I have read mixed thoughts on the deep freeze and bugs. I'm not worried much about eating bugs TBH.

      Handy tip I learned, the silk setting on an iron is too low. I had to use the polyester setting for a quick and easy seal. I also realized I was a dumbass when I sealed the very first bag below the "tear here" notches.
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        #4
        Unless you just have freezer space mylar and oxygen absorbers/vacuum sealing is enough. My deep freeze is a 21 cu ft and it packed with chicken/beef. I need a 2nd one for deer/beef and other normal people things.




        Hopefully that resizes itself.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Ben View Post
          I need a 2nd one for deer/beef and other normal people things
          Like arms and legs... Right Hannibel?
          Go Space Force!!!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mayaca View Post

            Like arms and legs... Right Hannibel?

            Well definitely back strap and shoulders...

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              #7
              So I got a shopping list for dried red and black beans, peas, and corn. As well as a package of bisquick to toss in a couple bags.

              The meat I am working on, I am set to take down either a 4,6, or the coveted 10pt at my hunting spot (or any doe TBH). I just have to wait til they get stupid enough to come out during legal hours for now. Promising sign was a few does about noon, the weather is cooling so that helps as the rut nears.
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                #8
                I think all of us should learn how to make berry enriched pemmican. That would also help storage and portability in some cases if you actually like the taste/texture.

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                  #9
                  If you are making real pemmican you will NOT like the taste/texture. Fat is nasty like that. But there is a recipe to use peanut butter..... and it is also pretty shelf stable.........
                  Go Space Force!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Harry Henderson View Post
                    Thanks, I have read mixed thoughts on the deep freeze and bugs. I'm not worried much about eating bugs TBH.

                    Handy tip I learned, the silk setting on an iron is too low. I had to use the polyester setting for a quick and easy seal. I also realized I was a dumbass when I sealed the very first bag below the "tear here" notches.
                    A woman's flat iron is easier than hauling out a regular iron. You can get one at dollar store cheap. They're by the hair dryers and curling irons
                    Tuesday is soylent green day

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mayaca View Post
                      If you are making real pemmican you will NOT like the taste/texture. Fat is nasty like that. But there is a recipe to use peanut butter..... and it is also pretty shelf stable.........

                      Could you post that or forward it via pm. I'd be interested in it. Real pemmican is kinda harsh. I could eat it if I was truly hungry, but I'd probably have a period of adjustment with the pipework accepting that much fat.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ben View Post


                        Could you post that or forward it via pm. I'd be interested in it. Real pemmican is kinda harsh. I could eat it if I was truly hungry, but I'd probably have a period of adjustment with the pipework accepting that much fat.

                        I will be happy to, but will have to really dig to find it off another site, so just be patient....
                        Go Space Force!!!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mayaca View Post


                          I will be happy to, but will have to really dig to find it off another site, so just be patient....

                          Works for me, took me forever to find the correct way to make real pemmican so i would imagine finding any decent alternatives is just as harsh. TY!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Night View Post

                            A woman's flat iron is easier than hauling out a regular iron. You can get one at dollar store cheap. They're by the hair dryers and curling irons
                            I will have to look into that if I get bag crazy. I just happened to have a regular iron handy when I bought some bags. I went crazy and practiced stashing some flour and sugar to go with my rice and beans, found that if I put the bag in the kitchen drawer the lip that needs sealing folds over the edge of the counter top pefectly. I don't really have a goal, I just wanted to try out the mylar addiction.
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