Survival tip contributed by Kuli L
I was about to toss some old snack bags that had an aluminized inside, and as I looked at them I noticed the top seal was originally melted shut. So being of a thrifty nature, I thought these might be reusable. So I got out an electric hair straightener (which I use to seal commercial food storage bags), powered it up, and used it to reseal the bag. It was better than the original seal. Now I use the empty bags to store my rice. Just drop in a de-oxygenation packet with the food, seal it, done.
M.D. adds: Yes, they can be used – I mention this in my book “31 Days to Survival“. Only problem is that they’re thin and need to be handled and stored with that in mind….