Demand for Mylar Bags WAY UP - Backordered!

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by IndieMama, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. IndieMama

    IndieMama Monkey+++

    My mylar bags I have on order are backordered, due to very high demand. I guess the manufacturers have not been able to keep up with this "new" demand.

    As long as I don't have them, I will have 500 lbs. of wheat in my living room.

    Should be interesting when guests come.....
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Just tell them it's a new bean bag chair!
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    CANDY fISHER Monkey+

    I get mine from amazon and I get them for a real good price. last ones I got were 50 mylar bags and all the oxy absorbers also got the 5 gallon bag ones, ( 10) and the huge oxy absorbers. I think I paid less then 30 bucks for all of this. Im on my second batch of mylar bags LOL I have 15 left then going to get more.
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  4. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

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  5. sparker20

    sparker20 Monkey+

    5 gallon Bucket size Mylar Bags for sale - NZ

    Hello guys, I have recently imported some mylar bags and selling my surplus on trademe.

    19"x29" Mylar bags. Perfect for your 5 or 6 gallon buckets. 4.5 mil thick.

    I also have oxygen absorbers available.

  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

  7. ezmoney

    ezmoney Monkey+

    If I use mylar bags do I steal need to use food grade buckets,[yack] if so why?
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    It is nice to have, but in truth.... No... You do not NEED to use Food Grade buckets... ...... YMMV....
  9. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Creighton Bluejay

    I second this question!
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I second this answer.

  11. ezmoney

    ezmoney Monkey+

    thanks guys for the help next ? 4.5 mil or or 7.5 mil Mylar bag which should I use for long term? and are thy resealable
  12. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    Sorry to disagree (sort of) with you super-knowledgeable folks...but I had always understood that Mylar, while a wonderful product, was not a safeguard against rodents or insects ON ITS OWN. That's for starters, there are other drawbacks to Mylar on its own, but I can't recall them now. If I am incorrect on all of this, it would be good to know the rationale behind your statements, because I use Mylar extensively and have used pails. Would be great to eliminate them if I safely could.
  13. ezmoney

    ezmoney Monkey+

    weegrannny the ? is food grade Bucket or not food grade Bucket or will a plan bucket from home depot work.
  14. carly28043

    carly28043 Monkey+

    If you plan to use mylar bags food grade is not necessary. The reason for food grade plastics is to eliminate some of the dangerous chemicals that can leach into food and water. I work in a plastics manufacturing plant that produces both food grade and non food grade products. There is a huge difference in the chemical composition of the plastics used. If possible I would use food grade simply because that would increase the number of uses for each item. If you do chose to uses non food grade buckets clean them well. The contamination standards are much lower for non food grade.
  15. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    Ezmoney, I would have replied to you with much the same info as carly did in that post. My buckets are from a jam and preserves company. To me, they are priceless! You can, however, I believe - although I have not tried this myself - buy new buckets from hardware/building supply stores. They would not be food grade but they are at least unused and have not had any contaminating products in them. You can line the buckets with a food grade plastic, perhaps? And then use the Mylar. Of course, you must have the lids also....

    The type of bucket I have is the kind you see in bulk food stores, filled with honey or peanut butter, for example. Sometimes, the health food stores will save their empty buckets for you if you tell them you will clean them out yourself. I believe they return them to their suppliers but I think that maybe they have to clean them before returning, since they seem quite anxious to give them to me! Competition is quite stiff for the buckets though.....other folks are catching on! My first buckets were from the store and then my son-in-law got a bonanza of 40 buckets from the jam place - he himself passed away last May and I treasure the buckets because they were the greatest gift he could ever have given me.

    Well, I am sure you don't want to know the entire history of plastic pails so am closing....there are some really good YouTube instruction videos on how to pack into Mylar and then buckets. Good luck!
  16. ezmoney

    ezmoney Monkey+

    I tell my children good times , good memory's, and be happy this is what is priceless.
  17. strunk

    strunk Monkey+

    I just got another shipment of them in last week, no delays.
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