I have owned over seven vacuum sealers in the last 15 years and the new Foodsaver Gamesaver Titanium Vacuum Sealer is the Rolls Royce of vacuum sealers. This year I will process about 15 ducks, 4-6 deer, 4-6 geese, 4-8 pheasants and whatever else I can get my hands on to fill the freezer. As a dad with five kids in the house, we eat a lot of game meat. Having a vacuum sealer and a large freezer makes all the difference in the world to this family. In addition, it also allows us to buy meat in bulk at Sam’s Club and from our local butcher and portion it out for the entire family.
Wanting to build a great relationship with our local butcher, I ordered 50 lbs of bacon when it was on sale. I helped him move his entire stock of bacon in one purchase and now I am on his speed dial for when he has something coming up for sale. I took all of that bacon and portioned it into 1lb packages for Sunday morning breakfasts.
Processing deer – whether it is one or more – is a ton of work and I tend to do everything in stages. We skin the deer, hang the deer, then do all of the boning on deer which takes about 45 minutes. I usually take a 20-minute break to warm up my hands and then I cut steaks and remove sinew from as much as the meat as I can. I separate steaks, roasts, stew meat, and fajita meat into separate piles and everything else goes into a ground tub.
We bag everything and I like to purchase the Gamesaver Heat-Seal Pre-Cut Bags that come 44 bags to a box. I also like the Gamesaver Heavy Duty Rolls, great for roasts because I do not always go through that meat quite as fast and I want to make sure those roasts are protected in the freezer. There is nothing better than a venison roast cooked all day in a slow cooker and turned into French Dip sandwiches.
Next week is opening day of Nebraska rifle season and I have to fill the freezer for our family. I will be packing for five days in western Nebraska and I want to be as organized as possible for those days in the field. I plan on packing five days of lunches filled with cheese, crackers, jerky, trail mix, and a five-hour energy to eat at lunch. I vacuum seal ach one of these lunch survival kits and every morning I reach into the cooler and grab one for my pack. These homemade MREs make my days a little easier.
The Titanium outperforms any vacuum sealer I have ever owned. The ability to lay down two ultra-wide sealing strips on each bag insures that my food is protected. The Gamesaver Titanium Vacuum Sealer handles up to a 15” roll and can handle up to 100 continuous seals without overheating. This kind of efficiency allows our packaging process to work like a production line. The Gamesaver Titanium is big and beefy and it looks good on my kitchen counter. I know it will outlast any other I have used in the past.
For a limited time, the Gamesaver Titanium Vacuum Sealer now comes with a complete package including the meat marinator, outdoor cookbook, six rolls and three gallon DAM bags. The Better Venison Cookbook , authored by Scott Leysarth, is a fantastic resource for great recipes.
As I can testify, the uses for vacuum sealers are endless. And if you are going to own one, you might as well own the best. I absolutely know that this unit is the best sealer I have owned. I currently own the GAMESAVER Silver for sealing game on the road as well as the Titanium for use at home. This is a unit worth owning!
The HuntingLife French Dip
4 Pound Venison Round Roast
1 Can Beef Broth
1 Can French Onion Soup
1 jigger of Sherry
1 jigger of Worcester sauce
2 Pinches of Sea Salt
2 Pinches of Course Ground Pepper
Vacuum seal the entire mixture together and toss in the freezer when processing the game.
Pull out the roast, thaw to room temperature, empty entire packet into the slow cooker, pour in one good beer and cook on high for 6 hours. Take out the roast, shred or slice it, open another beer, and break out French rolls and some fried onions and you have the perfect French dip.