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Posted: 8/12/2007 3:05:40 PM EDT
I was just wondering what you guys thought about taking caned foods spam,chili oysters,soup etc directly out of the can vaccum sealing them to use for backpacking??

Would they last 5days with no refrigeration??????

If it's a stupid idea just say stupid idea
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:18:37 PM EDT
There are no stupid ideas, just stupid people


I don't think that would work, but my mind is not letting me think why
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:26:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Grog:
There are no stupid ideas, just stupid people


I don't think that would work, but my mind is not letting me think why


Yea my wife said the same thing that she though it would let bacteria get to it or some such stuff....... but she's a girl

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:45:32 PM EDT
why not just leave the stuff in the cans? is it the weight?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:09:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 4:09:50 PM EDT by acman145acp]

Originally Posted By OKIE-CARBINE:
why not just leave the stuff in the cans? is it the weight?


weight and easier to pack/dispose of the trash
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:19:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:38:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Pssst, that's why they make backpacking foods.


I know but i get tired of that stuff fairly quick........ thought this would be an easy way to add something diffrent to the mix
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 6:31:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By acman145acp:

Originally Posted By Grog:
There are no stupid ideas, just stupid people


I don't think that would work, but my mind is not letting me think why


Yea my wife said the same thing that she though it would let bacteria get to it or some such stuff....... but she's a girl


That was my thought too. Canned foods work because they are sealed and cooked.
You open them up, and they are gonna get bacteria in them, and will deteriorate the food, or worse make you sick or deadish.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 11:26:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:07:54 PM EDT by warlord]
In my instruction manual for the Black & Decker vac unit, it states, that vacuum sealing is no substitute from proper food preservation, ie canning etc. Therefore the short answer is no, you should NOT open the canned food and vacuum seal it, and it will NOT be safe to eat 5 days later.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:07:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:09:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Feral:

Originally Posted By warlord:
In my instruction manual for the Black & Decker vac unit, it states, that vacuum sealing is no substitute from proper food preservation, ie canning etc. Therefore the short answer is no, you should NOT open the canned food and vacuum seal it, and it will be safe to eat 5 days later.


+1

Can't vacuum seal canned goods, leave 'em at room temperature and expect a safe product 5 days later.

You could probably get away with vac packing the canned goods, then freezing them and planning to use them as soon as they defrosted. That might buy you a day.

I know that's not what you're looking, but in terms of food safety, I think it's the best you're gonna get here.
Your "not" is in the right place. I was in a hurry and I was "brain dead." I re-read my post and I forgot to put it in, sorry for the error.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 3:44:54 AM EDT
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