Anyone who has had to wrap an entire deer with freezer tape and freezer paper will most likely appreciate this! I have a big family and we all like to hunt and we grow our own garden and we also raise cows for the meat. That makes for lots of food that needs to be stored for an extended period of time. We had always used freezer paper and had to wrap each package and clearly label each package for what it was and when it was packed. It takes a lot of time and it's a lot of work to get the packages wrapped tightly and taped securely. And still the tape comes undone sometimes, the packages are ackward and the paper is not tough enough to withstand tears if the packs get knocked around. The paper just wasn't cutting it and my meats were not staying fresh enough and They were also freezer burning. That is a lot of food and money down the drain when meats need to be thrown away. I bought this food saver right before deer hunting season and we used it for 2 deer and I could not be happier with the way it works and the freshness of my food. The meat is in the pack and is totally suctioned of all air in the package and then is sealed completely. The meat won't see air again until you open it to eat it. I love how much better the meat tastes and how much neater my freezer is. I can see what is in all the packs and I can see how they look the same way They did when they were packed. Never freezerburnt and never have had a package come open or get air in it. We have tried every bag and wrapping technique there is and there is nothing we have used before that even comes close to the results we get from the food saver. We save so much money every year by not throwing any meat away. We are buying less meats and we are using every pack we sealed. Before we would have to toss packages out all the time because of a hole being punched through a package or because of freezer burn. I truly believe it paid for its self in one year because of it saving all of our meats and veggies!!