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Daily YouTube – Vacuum Sealed Clothing

While I do use compression sacks for some of my bug out bag clothing in order to save space and to keep my clothing from getting wet, this idea of vacuum sealing them instead takes space saving and dryness to a whole new level! While I enjoy finding new stuff to vacuum seal, I haven’t tried any clothing yet. :) Looks like a good idea if you ask me.

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6 comments to Daily YouTube – Vacuum Sealed Clothing

  • Crazy Stevo

    I have done this and it can be tricky. All my clothes are air tight. A buddy of mine did it and one of his pants didn’t seal as well. YOu have to always make sure the bag is bigger than want you want, not a whole lot bigger but bigger.

    • That would be my biggest problem: willfully using more bag than I think I need… instead I would try to save a bit of bag and end up having to do it all over again.

      • T.R.

        There are a few youtube videos of people using a food sealer on firearms for use with burial tubes .

  • T.R.

    I do this when I go backpacking ….but instead of vacuum sealing with a food sealer , they do make bags for that purpose , you put your cloths in it , then seal it up , then start at one end , press down and roll up , they have a 1 way air valve on the end so you can keep pressing out the air . They work pretty good and are reusable . What he does works probably better , but its a one time use . you use a lot of material to do it . That would be great for long term clothing storage , be perfect for caching ……but short term …..better things out there for that .

    • I think the idea was meant as a long term option; maybe be a good idea for bug out bags but you’re right that it will use a lot of material for a little bit of space gain. Thanks for pointing out the one-way valve bags.

      • T.R.

        Like anything else , it depends on how much you want to pay for them , any department store should have them …..even Walmart on occasion . The higher price ones have an attachment , so you can suck the air out with a vacuum cleaner hose , but they all let you do it manually . They do work for what they are , and are reusable ( basically a super heavy duty zip lock bag with a valve ) ……….somebody got rich on that one lol .