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Quick Friday Updates – Gun Show Edition

I wanted to pass along some quick updates though its a busy, busy day today!

First, we’ve received our first shipment of new bags; I will update Discount Mylar Bags to have them available on Monday.  We did a small run of an awesome 4-layer 5mil 10″x16″ (A little larger than our current 1-gallon bag).  While we love our standard 3.5mil 1-gallon bag, we usually recommend them as an inexpensive way to extend the shelf-life of your food storage by a couple of years.  The 5mil bags are recommended for the ultra-long term storage (10 years+) many folks are looking for.  I already shipped out several pre-orders on these bags, and they are gorgeous!  They are a bit more expensive, but they are more than worth it.

We are also back in stock on our 8.5″x8.75″ Zip Seal Bags.  You can buy them at the old store at Advice and Beans Store today, and I’ll also put these up in the new store on Monday.  I have to say I was surprised by the quantities we sell of this item, as many people use them in their everyday cooking to store pantry items like flour, sugar or baking chocolate ; the Advicewife made me stock these, so I have to give kudos to her!  They are also great if you want to build your own ‘SmartPails'; that is a 5-gallon bucket that contains a number of items that would allow you to make a complete meal from a single bucket.  For example, a SmartPail might contain 1 gallon each of rice, macaroni, and wheatberries, with smaller packs of salt, pepper, garlic, yeast, cream of tartar, baking powder and other items that suit your families tastes.

We’ve also restocked on a full line of AdviceLok Bag Clips.  The largest ones are the perfect size to reseal open oxygen absorbers to keep them fresh.  The smaller ones can be used to seal any number of different types of plastic bags.  They are a patented item, and the best bag clips available on the market.

Tomorrow, we’re excited to be setting up at Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife Show at the TN State Fairgrounds in Nashville tomorrow.  Everyone is welcome to stop by!  We’ll be offering a great selection of Mylar Bags, Oxygen Absorbers, buckets and other good stuff, but without any shipping costs!  We’re also picking up the sales tax, so what you see is what you get!

Finally, I’ve been working on a longer article about the ‘enemies of long-term food storage’ that should post Tuesday, I hope you’ll come by and read it!

As always, thanks to all our friends and customers; we wouldn’t be here without you!

 

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