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 Post subject: Vacuum Sealers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Hope this isn't out of line. Just wanting some insight and recommendation for a vacuum sealer for all these fish we catch. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum Sealers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:24 am 
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I also use to seal spare batteries or radio battery packs. Anything we carry on the boats that gets used only once in a while, but must be kept dry.

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum Sealers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:34 am 
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Not out of line at all pmojoe389. I just bought this for under $80 on ebay.

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No particular brand. I thought it was going to be one of those appliances that I'd use a couple of times and than stick it on the top shelf of the pantry with the popcorn and waffle makers. But it's brilliant. I always take Biltong ( beef jerky ) with me whilst sailing or kayaking and by packing up strips of 6 in each packet it's so convenient and keeps it dry. Never thought about the batteries Bob. Good thought. I have matches and paper sealed up as well just in case the gas cooker doesn't work.

I've yet to find bags that are suitable for 'boil in a bag' food. It would be so convenient for what we do. If you know of if they exist or where to get them, please let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum Sealers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:38 am 
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I buy a lot of high quality meats and fish and decided to just get a really good vacuum sealer. It's been very well worth the money. Weston Pro-2300 in stainless steel.

If you only do this occasionally, this might be overkill. Either way, it'd be the last one you'd ever have to buy.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacuum Sealers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:35 pm 
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During this years Fraser trip Paulo had a pretty cool manual vacuum seal system. I remember to think man that's cool, and then forgot about it.
Guess what Santa brought me?
It contains reusable ziplock bags in different sizes and a manual hand pump which is very lightweight and works very well.
That allows me to vacuum seal things from food to clothes while I am on a trip.
Take some serial out and then vacuum seal the rest again.
Brilliant.
It is called airLock.
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