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Quick Reference – Colored Mylar Bags

For those of us who are too lazy to use labels or perhaps the ladies who just have to match even their preps, try colored mylar bags on for size. I didn’t even realize they existed until a few days ago. As for me, I’ll stick with the traditional mylar bags and use a permanent marker.

7 comments to Quick Reference – Colored Mylar Bags

  • T.R.

    Actually , this is a good idea . color coding anything is a very underrated way to organize your gear . I do this a lot , I started by painting the bottom of ammo magazines , Why ? so I know at a glance ( stress situation ) what type of round is in that magazine ( FMJ , hollow point , hunting , etc.) It works very well . Color coding your food bags will tell you what type of food you have , and what you need more of when it starts being used . Remember , if something does happen …..your time may be at a premium and being able to reasonably account for things visually is a valuable tool .

    • Ok. But, you still have to remember what the colors meant. That is, were the beans in the red, yellow, or blue bag? Or, maybe it’s potluck surprise.

      • T.R.

        true , what color you use doesn’t matter . If it makes sense to you , you will remember it . food groups may make more sense than trying to break it down into specific items . And yeah , it may be pot luck , but if you had to pack things up in a hurry , you may indeed end up eating the same thing over , but at least you would know you had 4 breakfasts , 4 lunches , and 4 dinners packed if you used that system ………what they are may be the least of your worries . The late WW2 ration boxes were color coded for that reason . Color coding works best when you keep it simple , if your trying to use 20 different colors …….your doing it wrong , 6 max .

  • Martin

    I didn’t know these existed either. Not sure if they have a true real world application considering how easy they are to label or write on. Maybe it would be similar to an EMT bag with color coded pouches being quickly recognized but I can’t imagine a scenario where you would need to know ASAP what’s stored in your mylar bags.

    • T.R.

      What if you are forced to bug out …….time to stand around and read labels might be a luxury you dont have . just sayin