Re-packaging MH in Foodsaver bags
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Michael Coulter
(azhiker) - F

Locale: Arizona
Re-packaging MH in Foodsaver bags on 08/18/2010 01:35:30 MDT Print View

I've read some threads regarding re-packaging freezer bag meals (Mountain House) in zip lock bags. Does anyone have experience with re-packaging and vacuum sealing the dinners in Foodsaver bags?

JASON CUZZETTO
(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
RE: "Re-packaging MH in Foodsaver bags" on 08/18/2010 02:56:18 MDT Print View

I repackage all of my MH food in Zip Lock bags. But I do it pre-trip and put anything left in the freezer for the next trip. It seems to keep fine doing it this way. I have had no problems. But I repack because I want the smaller portions vs. cost. Thanks.

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
Repackaging MH in foodsaver bags on 08/18/2010 08:08:02 MDT Print View

I don't, but a hiking buddy of mine repackages MH and other brands in vacuum sealed bags, works great for him, less bulk.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re-packaging MH in Foodsaver bags on 08/18/2010 09:23:01 MDT Print View

Sure! It works great. And by removing the majority of the air you help keep the meals fresh. Food vac bags are a heavier mil (thickness) than freezer bags so are even more durable.

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Adding the Boiled Water on 08/23/2010 15:37:10 MDT Print View

Do you simply pour the boiled water in the zip-lock bags? Will they melt?

Sarah - thanks for your morning protein shake menu. I used it at Gold Myer hot springs Saturday morning and it hits the spot.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Adding the Boiled Water on 08/23/2010 16:05:05 MDT Print View

Zip-loc bags may or may not stand boiling water. Freezer bags will.

--B.G.--

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Adding the Boiled Water on 08/23/2010 22:02:21 MDT Print View

John - glad you enjoyed it!

On the bags...boil your water, let it sit for a minute or so and then pour into your freezer bag. I prefer to have my bag in a cozy for support.