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  1. darwin

    Best mylar bags for vacuum sealing

    I can easily put a pound in a gallon bag. Two ounces of ribbon would rattle around in a quart bag, but that should work okay if you press most of the air out and seal thoroughly.
  2. darwin

    Best mylar bags for vacuum sealing

    I use these: https://mylarpro.com/product-category/mylarpro-extreme-bags/ I have a large Rubbermaid tub full of bulk tobaccos in these, sealed with a mylar specific sealer, and there is no smell of tobacco in the tub. Good enough for me.
  3. darwin

    Time to take weight loss seriously

    Brian it's true that cutting out the processed crap yields big benefits but the supposedly "good" carbs, whole grains, legumes, fruits, etc., aren't any better in terms of metabolic health. Also seed oils, incorrectly called "vegetable" oils, contribute extensively to our modern chronic disease...
  4. darwin

    Time to take weight loss seriously

    Brian I can testify to the efficacy of low-carb. In fact I've been zero-carb for six months. I'm down 50, BP is dead normal. Blood glucose is in the range of 85 and very steady. Psoriasis gone. Esophogeal ulcer and GERD gone. Even my vision's improved. I am on no meds, prescription or...
  5. darwin

    Has Anyone Ever Eaten Pemmican? It Sounds Utterly Disgusting!

    Mawnansmiff "back in the day" native peoples' teeth were by and large perfectly healthy. Well they were until cheap sugar and white flour showed up and brutally sabotaged the dentition, and overall health, of many reservation tribes.
  6. darwin

    Let's Show Off Our Falcons!

    The first Mustang really was just a Falcon with different sheet metal. The underpinnings were virtually identical. They diverged rapidly after that.
  7. darwin

    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (April 2019)

    Mac Baren HH Latakia Flake in a Peterson spigot bent bulldog. Simply delightful.
  8. darwin

    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (April 2019)

    Five year old Best Brown Flake in a humble Chacom Canadian.
  9. darwin

    Let's Show Off Our Falcons!

    Couple of unusual combos. The exquisitely grained bowl is from Hobo Pipes in Australia.
  10. darwin

    What Book Are you Reading? - 2019

    The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Kieth. Eye opening.
  11. darwin

    Tobacco Mylar Storage - One Man's Method

    The bags referred in the link are 4 mil. thickness. This is probably why the Food Saver works okay. The 5.5 mil bags I've been using are better sealed with a dedicated mylar sealing rig. The difference in thickness is probably inconsequential for tinned tobacco but I'm more comfortable with...
  12. darwin

    Shameless Plug Department

    Second update. The sequel is up on Amazon. The Empty Ocean
  13. darwin

    Shameless Plug Department

    Update. Now available you know where. Sea
  14. darwin

    Bacon

    Happy National Bacon Day!
  15. darwin

    Shameless Plug Department

    Thanks for the feedback unadopted. I set out not to violate or ignore the imperatives of story structure but I did set out to outright sabotage some of the more common tropes of current hard SF. Specifically there are no mass quantities of blood, guts, and death and no gratuitous killing off...
  16. darwin

    Shameless Plug Department

    Thanks mityahicks. Since I finished it I've added a sequel to it and am working on a third book. Neither are standalones thus they would make no sense read out of order. They are also very different from the first although the original cast of characters remain throughout but many new ones...
  17. darwin

    Shameless Plug Department

    My blog post provides a bit of info but a detailed precis would need a lot of spoilers. It is nominally science fiction but of an unusual but not threatening or bloody sort.
  18. darwin

    Shameless Plug Department

    The rules of this section of the forum state that we can talk about books. So let's talk about a book, mine. http://thecenterpunch.blogspot.com/2018/08/purest-sea.html The book is in PDF form and is free to anyone therefore the mods should not object on commercial grounds. My blog post is...
  19. darwin

    *** What Are You Smoking?*** (December 2018)

    Seven year old McClelland #24 Virginia in a Ropp Extra Canadian.
  20. darwin

    Vacuum Sealing

    Two problems with your scenario abridgedpause. Firstly the typical freezer bags meant for use with kitchen bag sealers are not gas impermeable. Cellaring that way for years invites dried out tobacco. Secondly heavy duty mylar bags are far more gas impermeable than kitchen bags but kitchen...