This is IMPAK's comprehensive guide for long term food storage. It's a guide for you to prepare for any natural disaster or emergency that comes your way. If you are preparing for the possibility of a food shortage or disaster, IMPAK supplies the necessary materials for long-term food and product storage. These are general suggestions and may not apply to all applications. If you have different applications or conditions applying to your food storage you may need a more "custom" food storage system. We are glad to answer any questions and help recommend the best storage system for your application.

For Long Term Food Storage (LTFS), you need to have the following things; MylarFoil bags, oxygen absorbers, and heat sealers.

MylarFoil bags are the base of LTFS success. These specific bags provide you with the protection that you need to make sure your food doesn't spoil over time. Salts, pasta, sugars, oats, and grains are all susceptible to decay from light, oxygen, and water. Mylar bags prevent these elements from degrading your food by blocking out the light and reducing the amount of moisture and oxygen that can enter the bag over time. Check out our bundles to get started.  LEARN MORE

Oxygen Absorbers will continue to protect your goods throughout the time your food is stored. Oxygen can be detrimental to food because it oxidizes complex fats, carbohydrates (sugars), and proteins. The oxygen scavengers work in a two-step process by eliminating the amount of oxygen that is in your MylarFoil Bag initially and it will continue to keep at below 0.1% during the time that your food is stored. Our Bundles match the perfect sized oxygen absorber with the right Mylarfoil bag. LEARN MORE

IMPAK's Heat sealers make sure that you have a perfect and consistent seal every time. Other sites will recommend using other methods of sealing, but to make sure that you have a consistent seal for all of your packages, be sure to use the Constant Heat Hot Jaw Sealer is the best item on the market. This handheld unit can handle quart size bags all the way up to the 5-gallon pail liners. With an approximate 0.5" seal, this sealer makes sure your food is protected for many years. LEARN MORE

5 Gallon Bucket Liners

Are you packaging in 5-gallon buckets? We offer Mylar-Foil Drum Liners, including on sizes for 5-gallon buckets.

Watch Our Long Term Food Storage Video

Freeze Dried Food Packaging

Freeze-dried food is not only the most nutritious food preservation process, but because of this industry-standard method it can also be used for dehydrated/dried food packaging. IMPAK is proud to be a provider of supplies for the food preservation community for over 25 years and we look forward to the continued growth and education of the American public.

The most well-known applications for freeze-dried food are of course astronaut meals and military rations, without NASA and the US Military we imagine the industry would still be in its infancy. Also known as lyophilization or cryodesiccation in the biological, biomedical and food processing industries the prepared food is frozen at between -30°F and -50°F and once frozen a dryer will create a vacuum inside the chamber. As the food is warmed under vacuum the water turns to vapor and evaporates, this is known as sublimation. When finally dry the food is removed and placed inside vacuum sealed MylarFoil bags, or in MylarFoil bags with an oxygen absorber to maintain freshness and longevity.

The oldest method of food preservation is dehydration which removes the water, traditionally through evaporation, thereby inhibiting the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and mold. Electrical dehydrators are readily available in the marketplace but not required as you can achieve similar results with sun-drying or even wind depending on your locale. Some companies recommend preservatives but freezing or refrigeration are also generally accepted methods of storing dehydrated foods for extended periods of time.

IMPAK highly recommends the American Made Harvest Right freeze dryers found here:
The photo above is the most popular home freeze-drying system – we even have one here!

To help assist and support the food preservation community IMPAK has created the below complete package which includes heavy-duty MylarFoil bags, oxygen scavengers, and an impulse heat sealer. Once you have a freeze dryer you will be up and running!

Here’s what you get:
The heavy-duty moisture and oxygen barrier bags measure 8” x 12” OD and the bags are OVER 7 mils thick of a MylarFoil material and have tear notches at the top for easy opening when ready to use. There’s even a section printed on the bag which allows you to write on the outside with the contents and date which it was prepared.

A full master bag of 100cc oxygen absorbing packets, just like the ones you see in beef jerky to keep your food fresh. The absorbers are more than sufficient for the 8” x 12” bag so even if the bag is not filled to the top it will still do its job and keep your food fresh for years to come. Simply open the master bag of absorbers once you’ve got your foil pouches filled and ready to go, drop them in and heat seal. Any remaining absorbers in the master bag can be re-heat sealed in the bag or placed in a mason jar with locking lid.

Our most popular 12” impulse heat sealer which provides a hermetic seal at the open end of your bag in just a few seconds. It even comes with a free spare parts kit so you can use it for many years to come.

  • Full case of 500 bags (normally $111.00) +
  • Full 2,500-unit case of 100cc Oxygen Absorbers (normally $154.80) +
  • 12” Impulse Hand Sealer with 5mm element and free spare parts kit (normally $53.50)
Totaling $319.30 can be yours for only $255.40 plus shipping.
  • 100-unit bundle of bags
  • 100-unit bag of 100CC Oxygen Absorbers
  • 12” Impulse Hand Sealer with 5mm element and free spare parts kit
For $124.00 plus shipping.

  • 1 case (normally $111.00) with 15% discount $94.35
  • 2-4 cases @ $82.10

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50cc Oxygen Absorber (200 packets/bag) - SF50PK200
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100cc Oxygen Absorber (100 packets/bag) - SF100PK100
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200cc Oxygen Absorber; (1,500/case) - SF200CS1500
200cc Oxygen Absorbers. Dimensions: 1.56" x 1.72" Use with medium sized bag when not vacuuming..
300cc Oxygen Absorber; (1,500/case) - SF300CS1500
300cc Oxygen Absorbers. Dimensions: 1.70" x 2.12" Use one for a #10 can or equivalent size. Yo..
19.25" x 24.5" H x 11" D Mylar Foil Drum Liner; (10/case) - DLPCA1925H245D11
About: 19.25" x 24.0" H x 11" Diameter PAKVF4PCA MylarFoil Drum Liner  Quantity: 10 ba..
12" Tabletop Hand Impulse Sealer - 5mm Seal - IPK-305H with Spare Parts Kit
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12" Tabletop Hand Impulse Sealer - 8mm Seal - IPK-308H
Impulse Tabletop Heat Hand Sealer with 8mm Seal Seal Length:  12" (300 mm) Seal Width: 8 ..
6" Hand Held HotJaw™ Sealer - IPKHS-606T
This sealer has a PTFE coating on the jaws which allow it to reach very high temperatures and seal t..
KF108 - Keep Fresh Home and Lab Vacuum Sealer
The KeepFresh 108 retractable nozzle vacuum sealer is designed to be used right out of the box and c..
6.69" x 11" x 3.5" Black Mylar Foil Stand Up Pouches (Pack of 100) - DBB035ZRC
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16" Tabletop Hand Impulse Sealer - 5mm Seal - IPK-405H
Impulse Tabletop Heat Hand Sealer Seal Length:  16" (400 mm) Seal Width:  5mm ..
20" Tabletop Hand Impulse Sealer - 5mm Seal - IPK-505H
Tabletop Heat Impulse Hand Sealer Seal Length:  20" (500 mm) Seal Width:  5mm Ana..
6" Hand Held HotJaw™ Sealer with Foot Pedal - IPKFP-606T
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