Feeding the Family with FoodSaver® GameSaver®
Growing up in a family of outdoor enthusiasts definitely had its advantages. There was never a shortage of salmon, venison or elk in our freezer. Buying beef or fish at the grocery store was almost unheard of and we never ordered fish from restaurants because, let’s face it, it wasn’t as good as our own. Fast forward to raising my own family and things haven’t changed. We still are blessed to harvest wild game and the many species of fish around the northwest. With that said, harvesting is only half the work. Most sportsmen know, the real work starts after the shot or the net!
With National Hunting and Fishing Day approaching on September 22, I thought it would be a great idea to talk about how we store our wild game meets, especially salmon fillets. One product we rely on heavily is our GameSaver® Big GameTM Vacuum Sealing System, by Food Saver®. We use it for a couple of reasons. First, it’s quick and easy. You can process game faster with up to 80 consecutive seals, or up to 240 pounds. Second, it’s keeps our food fresh 5x longer that other storage methods, without freezer burn. Nobody wants to thaw out a pack of their hard-earned salmon or backstrap to see that it wasn’t stored properly. To a sportsman, that’s heartbreaking. We use the GameSaver® Heat-Seal Bags and Rolls because they are extremely durable. I’ve never punctured or torn a bag and they block out oxygen and moisture, keeping our food safe until it’s needed in the kitchen. You can also take your Big GameTM with you in the field, as they all come with a 12-Volt DC adapter for use in your hunting rig, boat or RV. They are also designed with a sturdy carrying handle for easy travel.
There are endless reasons why I choose to spend time in the outdoors, but harvesting my own food is one of the most rewarding experiences. I love that both my husband and I can take time each fall to bring home meet for our family, to feed our children and to teach them where their food comes from. Though I haven’t had many experiences processing game with my youngest children yet, I know it won't be long off. Soon, they’ll be labeling packages with their childish handwriting and a black Sharpie that read something like, “Backstrap 18”, or “Elk Roast”. This was a job that I once had as a child. There are so many things I look forward to, in the field and in the kitchen, and a food storage system like the Big GameTM is really a great tool for any outdoors family.