Why Use Mylar Bags?
Mylar bags provide a wide range of benefits to your emergency preparedness food storage plans. Here is a list of the major reasons to use them in your emergency preparedness planning.
1) Oxygen Protection
Regular plastic bags and Ziploc plastic bags allow oxygen to seep back into food products. Mylar Bags are air tight once sealed and stop oxygen from seeping back into your food storage.
Mylar Bags provide an effective oxygen barrier to help preserve your food longer while maintaining its freshness. The thicker the Mylar Bag, the lower the oxygen transmission rate. Mylar bags sold by Rapid Survival are the thickest available at 5 mils.
2) Light Protection
Some types of food are more sensitive to light then others. When exposed to light, the temperature of the product can increase. Oil based products such as nuts, biscuits, crisps, and chocolate are some of the more light sensitive types of food.
Mylar Bags that are 4 mils and above can completely block out light. Mylar bags sold by Rapid Survival are 5 mils thick and are guaranteed to stop light from destroying your stored food.
Most foods absorb odour, which affects the taste of food products and viability of your food storage. Plastic and paper bags allow external odours to seep into your stored food over time. These external odours cause your food stores to become contaminated and lose flavour.
Mylar bags create an oxygen barrier that prevents contamination against odour and gases.
4) Moisture Protection
Moisture can destroy your food when in storage. Dampness created by moisture can cause mold, fungus, insects, and bacteria to thrive and negatively affect your food.
Mylar Bags are laminated in several layers with aluminum foil and are waterproof. Food stored in a properly sealed Mylar Bag will remain completely dry from any external water source.