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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. Food and water
    I've been thinking about this for awhile now. I have the idea to fill 5 gallon buckets with salt and/or sugar (even water?) and using them to support a raised square foot garden bed in the backyard. I could hide 5 or more buckets under a 4'x4' garden in plain sight. Of course, boards could cover...
  3. 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...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I did a Video On some of my own personal thoughts on Obtaining Buckets Thought someone here might find the info helpful http://youtu.be/bZuOZPtWDMo
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  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
    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...
  11. 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
  12. Food and water
    Hey guys I picked up some buckets a few weeks ago from a local sub shop called Firehouse Subs, Up until yesterday I was under the impression that there were only 2 of these in Colorado....Come to find out there are over 430 locations and growing. Now I don't work for this company or know anyone...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen many different posts (and when you google it you find many different answers) about this, some say yes, some say, maybe, some say used to be. Others have said they have called and were told yes (no offense, but I'd rather see for myself). I've stopped at 5 different Wal-marts on a...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I used to work with this guy named John. We were never close friends but got along well enough. In the ten years since we both quit working for the same company, we've kept in touch since our kids go to school together. It finally dawned on me late last week that he is a manager at a local...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read several things about using buckets but what is the difference in "food grade" and just plain ole buckets? couldn't you use regular buckets to store things that are still in their original packaging, not touching the buckets?
  16. Vendor Deals
    I decided to do another update as we've got even more going on at the store: Advice and Beans ■We are offering Oxygen Indicator Tablets, which folks can use to measure the oxygen levels in their food storage, test Oxygen Absorber packs, and any other experiments they might want to do. They...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found the thread a while back, but I can't anymore. I got some 5 gal food grade buckets and lids from chic-fil-a. They were used for pickles. What's the best way to get the pickle scent out/ clean and disinfect the bucket for use in storing and possible wine making? again, sorry for the...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've put up about 100 lbs of wheat, beans, spelt, using 1-gallon mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. These are stored in totes in a closet. I can see right now that I'm going to run out of closet space long before I get all the bulk pack stuff that I want in my preps. I need to find another...
  19. 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...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to buy air-tight empty food grade buckets for storing food locally. Is there a website where I can look up my town and find the nearest place to buy them? How about websites with good deals on sealed 5g buckets? What about hardware stores that sell these buckets with fitting...
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