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Food Saver #2517447 08/19/11 04:03 PM
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Anyone else use a food saver for putting your wild game and fish in the freezer. I have wanted one for a long time and recently picked one up. This is the foodsaver gamesaver silver. I guess its designed more for hunter and outdoorsmen. We used it to put up some fish and stuff from our garden and it worked good. Cant wait to package some venison this season. I did a review on it also in case anyone was interested in one.


Re: Food Saver [Re: Perry Outdoors] #2517480 08/19/11 04:20 PM
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Someone posted a 70% discount for Foodsaver.com months ago and a ton of us all jumped on the deal. I got mine sent to my door for a grand total of $26.10!! Sweet little machine too!



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We use our frequently, but mostly during hunting season. Wouldn't take for it.



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Great for fish. Don't use it that often on other game, but I should.

I mostly use mine for packaging jerky to send over to Iraq. Any jerky I keep at home just goes in a zip lock cuz it don't last long enough to get the sealer off the shelf.


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I wouldn't freeze my fish and game any other way.


Re: Food Saver [Re: Bonehead] #2517630 08/19/11 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bonehead
Someone posted a 70% discount for Foodsaver.com months ago and a ton of us all jumped on the deal. I got mine sent to my door for a grand total of $26.10!! Sweet little machine too!


Man, I wish I would have known that. That's a steal.


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one of the best investments an outdoorsman could make. just ate my last pack of deer sausuge from last year,,,,,,,tasted like i made it this past weekend



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Re: Food Saver [Re: txbowhunter2006] #2517774 08/19/11 06:29 PM
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Had one andwore it out, I need to get another one before the season starts. Great little investment that pays off BIG time.



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Re: Food Saver [Re: Hogfather] #2517795 08/19/11 06:39 PM
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I used my first one until I wore it out and bought another one right away. We package a lot of hogs with ours. I also use it to package everything in my cut kit for my dogs so it all stays dry and clean.



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I use mine all the time. Even use it to reseal potato chip bags made of Mylar.



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I've had one for years. Great product. Must have for anyone storing frozen goods. It will eliminate freezer burn.



Re: Food Saver [Re: Bonehead] #2518774 08/20/11 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bonehead
Someone posted a 70% discount for Foodsaver.com months ago and a ton of us all jumped on the deal. I got mine sent to my door for a grand total of $26.10!! Sweet little machine too!

still using mine all the time


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They are great


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use it for a lot more than food too; mini-med kits in deer bags; spare ammo in hunting bags, toilet paper for deer bags.....

Pre-packaged chili spices or taco spices for deer camp.....

Pre-measured rice and beans and spices....

Sealing marinating steaks to throw in the cooler.... or tubes of breakfast sausage....

We have even once pre-made omlette's the night before into bags, eggs and all.......


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great for tbones when HEB runs tthem on sale for 3.77 a pound, and those boys are good, they will hand cut whatever size you want....now i have about 100 waiting to be grilled...



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I've not used the Silver model, but do have two older models that are all but worn out from long use. My experience is that they are quite finicky and often do not seal properly. One day they do great on every package, and the next day half the packages will refuse to seal. Some people report that the brand of bag makes a difference.

Read the reviews on the Cabela's website for them. Some love them, while other report them breaking after just a little use. If/when I get another, probably this fall, I'll step up and get a more expensive model, as I'm tired of the problems I've seen. As expected, the more expensive the model, the better the reviews. Small jobs seem to do well with any model, but when you do 10-15 pigs a year, like I do some years, they wear out faster.

I've gone back to butcher paper for all ground meat, steaks, and roasts, and they seal up nicely and I've never had any go bad on me yet.



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Re: Food Saver [Re: LAstrutter] #2524769 08/22/11 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted By: LAstrutter
I wouldn't freeze my fish and game any other way.


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Re: Food Saver [Re: Bonehead] #2524837 08/22/11 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bonehead
Someone posted a 70% discount for Foodsaver.com months ago and a ton of us all jumped on the deal. I got mine sent to my door for a grand total of $26.10!! Sweet little machine too!



Yep I got one then, they are great.



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