Senario: Know a guy in Iraq serving his country and loves jerky. I have heard of people sending it over there and I personally checked with the post office and it is legal to send that type of food. Question: When I make my jerky it is always out of beef. I season it, smoke it low 200 degree for about 2.5 - 3 hours. Then I always vaccum seal it and keep it in my fridge until I am ready to open a bag. Jerky in the store is vaccum sealed and I see it non refridgerated. Why couldn't I send over some of my vaccum sealed jerky to this guy in Iraq???? How long can it stay vaccum sealed before spoiling?? Help me out with any info u can, much appreciated!!!!!!