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How to Be a Navy Seal -- as seen on Lone Survivor FB page- this hard training saves their lives to lower the standards would be akin to putting them in battle w/o bullets.
(great idea for no electricity and using a food saver-read the 13th comment about how she seals her lettuce without electricity) I recently discovered that you can also use the 4.25 hand vac by Ziplock that is used for their ziplock bags. I use the pump with the Foodsaver widemouth attachment. It is less expensive, and no batteries or electric needed. Use the pump with spaghetti jars too. Prick a hole, cover with electrical tape and pump the air out.
The Homestead Survival: How to Waterproof Your Canvas Shoes Naturally