Originally Posted by sjohnson
If you are serious about dry pack canning, you may have a local LDS (Mormon) church community dry canning facility near you. Assuming there are some openings for time and equipment, they are usually quite willing to let non-Mormons use the facility.
Contact them, ask politely and be flexible in your schedule. The LDS canneries use actual cans in their facilities. While a bit more expensive than 5 gallon mylar canning, the smaller tin cans allow smaller quantities to be opened and used.
Tin cans are also more flexible in storage space demands.
There's big business in that now. You can go online and find sites that will sell you just about any kind of food properly preserved in #10 cans.
Like most stuff, the more you buy the better the deal.
But the point about the Mormons is right. They are masters of survival preparedness.
Good videos on YouTube show how they organize and store their supply's.
What's good about the mylar system is you can reseal the bag after you take out what you need.