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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just a FYI - Lowes carries gamma seal lids for 3-7 gallon buckets for $7.28 each. I needed a couple and was pleasantly surprised to find them at Lowes. I thought I would have to order online and pay shipping. I bought a bunch of July 5th 50% off fireworks and needed some air tight containers...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I read something on the internet the other day, don't know if it was this site or not, that said you could get this type of container from your local grocery store. So the other day while shopping at Fry's (Kroeger) I went to the bakery and asked if the had any that hadn't been thrown out yet...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It's a real question...lol...not an April Fool's prank. I've got some flour in ten pound bags, want to open 'em up, put the flour in a mylar bag in a five gallon pail, O2 absorber, etc., etc. Just wondering about how many pounds of flour I can expect to get into that size container. Thanks...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, Was looking for 5 gallon buckets. Just bought thirty at Lowe's on sale (yes, yes, I've read and hunted for used.). They have white and silver (gray?). White $3.97, silver $2.97. Lids $3 and $2 respectively. White are labelled by Lowe's sign as Food grade. I called the mfgr on the spot...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm wondering which is better for storage large containers or smaller ones.. I see people using 1-gal and 5-gal containers fo bulk storage. I'm leaning toward the smaller containers for the simple reason that they can be used in smaller batches therefore not compromising the integrity of the...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Often the advice is given to ask at your local bakery / grocery store for the 3 1/2 to 5 gallon food grade plastic buckets they get frosting, dough, and deli items in from distributors, because after those buckets are emptied the store will usually just throw them away; and by asking you can...
  7. Food and water
    I had a thought today as I was feeding the cats. Their litter comes in a plastic bucket that looks just like this other than color and the brand marking. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/FOOD731-1.html Does it seem viable to clean it out, take some food, put them in the leftover container, throw...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is an idea I've suggested before: If you have a relative, friend, or loved one who simply will not prep, instead of nagging them about it (probably to no effect), adding to your own preps to cover them and hoping they can make it to your door (although that's good, too), or abandoning them...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found some at Lowes this weekend. Really nice white heavy duty buckets. It says they are food grade.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My job is constantly going through 5 gallon buckets of floor wax and floor stripper, and I've been collecting them (with lids). My question is, what are good uses for these? I don't want to put food in them obviously, but what else?
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    hey everyone first post. i had this idea today about a survival bucket. one of the plumbers i work with organizes his tools into kits and stores them in five gallon plastic buckets. one for pvc one for sottering etc. so i thought this might have an application for prepping. maybe one bucket for...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found this WEB site that has a blog about the many uses of the 5 gallon bucket....thought it was kinda neat...H http://naturequestfarm.blogspot.com/2010/10/bucket-list.html
  13. Food and water
    Hey guys, I am proposing a food storage challenge here. For those who are getting started prepping, this is for you. Challenge: Store one 5 gallon sealed bucket of food a week for 12 weaks. It is not as hard as it sounds. You do need to get a few things. Oxygen Absorbers, Mylar bags, and...
  14. Food and water
    As I was about to store some foods in 5 gallon buckets a few days ago I started really thinking about when the time came to use the foods. I am currently only storing foods for 4 people. With that in mind, I would conceivably only be cooking these foods for 4 people. I do not want to have to...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all. Please forgive me if this question is either stupid or a repeat of one that has been asked many times before. I'm late to the game and just getting started learning in the preparedness arena. Would it make sense to store MRE pouches in sealed mylar bags with O2 absorbers like you...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How are most of you buying your preps? I've been sticking to 10 cans in the past due to the ability to use without disturbing the total (larger) amount. Yes I know they cost more when buying the same volume as the Superpails but I feel the versatility of the package outweighs the additional...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have acquired some 5 gallon buckets from Dunkin Donuts and purchased mylar bags and O2 absorbers. I have some food (rice, sugar) already and have an order from LDS coming for many things (wheat, oatmeal, potato flakes, etc). I think I read on this forum a thread talking about storing several...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place I have access to many buckets for storage but they contained hydraulic oil 1st :eek: I didn't think it would be a good idea to use them for food storage but my nephew didn't think it would be a problem. I am just getting ready to purchase a bunch but if...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After looking around, it appears that the Lowe's store labeled buckets are the best price around for HDPE buckets and lids. About $3.50 per set. I don't know/care if they are food grade because I'm using a vacuum sealer and packaging small units rather than loose bulk. The bucket is just for...
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