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Hi All

Need some help got a Vacuum Food Sealer would like to make food that i can use for backpacking trip but no idea any tips or links where i can find out

so can the bags be boil in water or not?

all new to me but like to give it a go so your help would be great

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I had a recent post in the "backcountry cooking" topic on this forum with some questions about using a vacuum bagger for packing frozen food for reheating on the first or second day of a backpacking trip.

I'm going to experiment with vacuum bagging grilled steaks and baked lasagna, and then freezing them. The bags and their contents will then be reheated in boiling water. I'll post here later with results.

Someone suggested doing the same with stew, but it's hard to vacuum bag liquids. I guess freeze first in tupperware, pop out the frozen stew, then vacuum bag.

I've had a vacuum bagger for years, and it's perfect for fish and game. I carry it in my Tacoma while hunting birds, and can plug it right into the 110 outlet built into the truckbed.

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The bags used in my sealer can be boiled.
Adding a food dryer is also a good move.


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Buy freeze dried meats in bulk like chicken and beef and then seal it up in smaller one cup sizes. Also get a dehydrater and seal up veggies and fruit.
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I have tried freezing meat sauce and then thought it would be a good idea to thaw in boiling water. It works great until the bag touches the bottom of the pot for to long. I am not sure if I have bags that can be boiled or if they need a double boiler type thaw...

My two cents...

dehydrator is a good idea too!
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I second getting a food dryer.  I got one about a month ago and made my first backpacking meal (tofu spaghetti with asparagus). I brought a mountain house meal with me on our overnighter (just in case it didnt turn out), but it was amazing!!  I just made up a batch of homemade spaghetti sauce and made sure anything I added was cut up small, I also cut up the noodles (once they were cooked) into about 2' pieces and mixed in with the sauce.  The tofu was a little on the chewy side, but it was really good

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Im a big fan of dehydrating and vacum sealing, im almost done with 42 meals for 2 on the jmt.  chili works the best!

I heat it up in a pot though, and not the bags.

chili before dehydrated


chili dehydrated


dehydrated beans (cooked in pressure cooker, then dried) and dehydrated cooked orzo pasta added to dried chili


1000 calorie chilie meal, weighs 12 oz.  i add paper towels because i had problems with sharp edges punchuring the bags.  also if you are using a bear canister ive found they don't pack well, so we will have to cut a hole to let air in when we pack the canisters to fit lots of meals.
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Using a vac sealer turns food into bricks, which don't pack well into a bear can. So I don't vac seal anything but tortillas or flatbreads, which remain pliable when sealed.

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