Where do I get oxygen absorbers

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and why. Thanks to all that answered the Bulk Food question.

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), March 12, 1999


1.www.glitchproof.com 2. a. primarliy to absorb oxygen from closed airtight containers; food spoils by several methods including bacterial action, enzymatic action and oxidation. The oxidation is primarily of oils in the foods. Oxidation of oils in foods is synonymous with rancidity. o2 absorbers help lessen rancidity. b. Pests have a harder time thriving in oxygen depleted environments.

I've also heard of a supplier called Royco, but I know nothing about them. Glitchproof gave good service.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 12, 1999.

U.S. Plastics has been a highly reliable supplier for us. http://www.usplastics.com

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), March 12, 1999.

I got some from glitchproof but they came without instructions and I realized that I wanted to be in and out of my containers (5 gal buckets) all the time, so I sent them back and am using bay leaves and diatomaceaous earth -- the latter you can get at www.wholewheat.com. I am in the dry southwest, if I were in a humid climate I would go with the O2 absorbers.

Hope this helps.


-- rosana (rh@fone.net), March 12, 1999.

One more question,

How much diatomaceous earth should you use, say per gallon, or per pound of grains/beans?

-- Rick (doc_u_ment@hotmail.com), March 12, 1999.

O2 Absorbers........Try DESICARE AT 1-800-446-6650 I think they are in the LA area. Also try these two.......Survival center 1-800-321-2400 and Emergency Eessentials 1-800-999-1863

-- sal estrada (dedorojo@primenet.com), March 12, 1999.

Capitol Hill is full of oxygen absorbers.

[Sorry, I am really in a crazy mood today...]

-- PNG (png@gol.com), March 12, 1999.


How did you manage to purchase oxygen absorbers from U.S. Plastics? I have a half dozen of their catalogs & oxygen absorbers are not listed. They are an excellent company for buckets & such. You can e- mail me direct if you prefer.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), March 12, 1999.

Why waste your time and money on preparing for long time storage with oxygen absorbers, if you will be using your food storage in 9 months? Don't waste your money buying plastic buckets and storing for long time? It just does not make sense to do that! Y2K is just around the corner!!!

-- Freddie the Freeloader (freddie@aol.com), March 13, 1999.

Bingo -- Check out their web site or call them. They added absorbers a couple of months ago and we got a bunch from them indeed.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), March 13, 1999.


Beg to differ. If you're going to the trouble and expense to put away staples, go ahead and do the whole thing. It doesn't cost much more or take much more time if you do everything while you're in the process, and your staples will be good for years and years if you store them properly.

Glitchproof is a good source- see www.glitchproof.com for how's and why's as well as order info. Get mylar bags too if you plan to use buckets... .

-- nobody (nobody@home.org), March 13, 1999.

I went to the Mormon cannery and purchased 100 oxygen absorbers for 8 dollars. Look in your phone book for their number. Tman

-- Tman (Tman@IBAgeek.com), March 13, 1999.

Try this link.


Delivery of my oxygen absorbers and bags took 8 days from when I snail mailed the order and check.


-- John (fm_trainmaster@my-dejanews.com), March 15, 1999.

We have lots of 300cc oxygen absorbers for sale at Four Star Foods. They are packed 60 per bag ($9.00), and 2400 per case ($288.00). Our web site: www.fourstarfoods.com

-- Rex Pierson (rex@fourstarfoods.com), June 25, 1999.

Remember not every thing should be stored with 02s.Sugars get hard as a rock.I would not use 02s with sprouting beans either although mwny do opinions differ.Seeds too.

ck out sprout people .com and mrssurvival.com

-- tazz (tazzz75@hotmail.com), June 26, 1999.

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