Friday, April 20, 2012

Redneck Vacuum Sealer

Bill and I watched a few episodes of Doomsday Preppers last night.  If you haven't seen any yet, they air on the National Geographic channel.  From what I read, this show has the largest audience from anything Nat Geo has aired.  It's worth the time to watch, even if you don't agree with the concept or buy into the gloom and doom scenario.  If you are a prepper, you might discover a new idea, too.

I have been interested in being more self sufficient for years...mostly because there were too many times that we were broke.  But I think it's also just my own OCD.  Whenever I think of something I need, the first thing I do is try to figure out how I can make it/do it/etc using what I have on hand.

Yesterday I was baking two big pans of boneless chicken breasts because they were starting to get some freezer burn on them.  If I would have had the vacuum sealer, I could have put them in smaller bags right when I got home from the store, sealed 'em = no problem later.   Or I could have used some foil.  But I didn't.  So...now I'm serious about getting a vacuum sealer.  And I want the jar attachment, too.  In my research I stumbled onto this youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGHoCLwUheQ

I have to admit, now I'm wondering where my turkey baster is.