Vacuum sealing to prevent decay?

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Vacuum sealing to prevent decay?

Post by Fallout420 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:13 pm

Hello all, as my small vintage ration collection grows I have started to open some that I have duplicates of in order to add the contents to my display. Would it be okay to vacuum seal some of the contents to keep them from rotting once out of the can? An example is a package of charms hard candies from a lifeboat ration. I want to display them but am afraid they’ll begin to break down now that they are exposed to the air. Thanks for the thoughts!

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Re: Vacuum sealing to prevent decay?

Post by RGoodellSr » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:53 am

I see your logic, and can't imagine why this would be a bad idea.
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Post by jfko6 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:18 pm

We had a discussion discussing this topic back in the day here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1736&p=13822&hilit= ... ler#p13822
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Post by ViperGTS » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:11 am

I had a similar question about resealing outter bags, I know a chef that has a pro vacuum sealer in his restaurant, where you can adjust the sealing temp. , i have yet to try it, but it can't hurt
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Re: Vacuum sealing to prevent decay?

Post by DrPhat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:13 pm

I've done this with my Hershey Tropical bars, also stops further decay of the fragile wrapper. I just used a home vacuum sealer.

Happy to post pics if anyone wants to see how they look.


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