My partner bought us a vaccume sealer. You know the the machine that could create a minature black whole in the universe if there were not an off switch?
We added a dehydrator a week later but that is a whole ‘nuther’ story. The dehydrator recommended you have a vaccume sealer so….
It is an amazing little machine. Not that I am doing a 3a.m. info-mercial for the thing. No I don’t get a commission if you purchase one after reading this blog. Dang! Missed out.
My oldest daughter has one. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know about my oldest daughter and my SIL the Marine.(( ((pride))))
SIL Robert was going out for training maneuvers, prior to his second deployment to the desert. They are in the rainy south east U.S.A. How you train for desert deployment in that region? I will never know but, Marines i.e. infinite wisdom. (See the eyes roll?)
ahhem. Anyway. She vaccume sealed his clothing, a uniform per day. Then, individually sealed extra underwear, socks. You get the idea. He showed up packed light and tight in his dufflebag. As the mission progressed, he was the only man in dry clothes each day.
His commander wanted to know the scoop. God do I wish I could have been a fly on the tent wall when he replied, “My wife vaccume sealed my clothes, sir.”
I believe he got a promotion in the field. Now all marines are commanded to vaccume seal their clothes prior to missions. She wishes there were vaccume sealer multi-level marketing opportunities for a side income.
It is true there may have been a line of men at her house prior to the next deployment, all holding roles of plastic vacume sealer baggies waiting their turn with the magical machine.
So, this morning, I am thinking on all this, giggling, and vaccume sealing our grocery swag from Costco. My step-daughter comes in to observe my progress. She enlightens me with further uses of my new toy. Her suggestion was to vaccume seal ice. It keeps the food cold while camping and when it melts you have a container of clean drinking water. It is very possible the heavens opened up and a beam of angel light descended around her. Amazing. Brilliant!
OMG. We are so gonna be ready for the zombie apocalypse!
What are your hints for being prepared?