This video expands on video one. It shows how I use my vacuum sealer in a unique way to make smaller, custom-sided bags and with those custom bags, how to make portions of more-usable, easily removed seeds from bulk storage. It briefly touches on other uses such as camping and prepper uses.
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Way to hack the sealer! Fiddling with stuff helps.
I was P.O.ed about wasting so much of these vacuum sealing bags for so long I had to just accept it. I heartily agree with Jim that this is a great hack for the sealer. Can't wait to check it out.
You got your own Arkansas seed vault going. Nice hack on how to use it without the little bar.
Brent that is something like I would do. Figure out how to make the smaller bags. Good going. Best wishes Bob.
The question about N2 were a little crazy as the air is composed of almost 80% of N2. So it seems quite logical it isn't a problem for seeds.
I have a really cheap vacuum sealer (I bought it for less than $50), and you can choose to suck air or just use it as a sealer (no trick needed, lol). And there is a button to select if you want SIMPLE seals or DOUBLE seals, to be able to cut between the 2 seals. So it's done with just 1 operation.
I'm pretty sure you have a far more expensive vacuum sealer which does things more automatically, but it's actually worse than a really cheap one for your use 🙁
If you had this foodsaver, it is no problem sealing a bag without the vacuum coming on. The top button is for sealing only. the bottom button is for vacuum and sealing a bag.
If you let the new seal cool for 3 or 4 seconds after the seal is made, it makes a far superior seal over simply removing it immediately after sealing.
And this Foodsaver has a dual vacuum pump and it runs on 12 or 120 volt.