The last thing I wanted was another gimmicky fish packer, which is just what I told an old curmudgeon when he asked if I'd gotten into vacuum packaging yet. Sure, I told him, the kielbasa I get from the grocery store all comes packed like that. "No, no," he said, "what about the fish you keep?" I told him the double-zip plastic bags work well enough. He scoffed, "Not only will the vacuum pack make the stuff last like two years, but it makes everything taste better."