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I have a question regarding Gamma Seal Lids:

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/emergency_supplies/gamma_seal_lid.htm

I am looking at storing bulk dried foods (Ex: wheat, rice, beans, etc) in 5-gallon HDPE buckets (Ex: Home Depot) with 5-6 gallon heat sealed Mylar bags. I will be using 2000cc oxygen absorbers. I will be storing these in the garage or in the shed (during the winter).

Is it really necesary to also use the Gamma Seal Lids since the food will be in the Mylar bags, or is it OK to just use the stock 5-gallon bucket lids? What are the pro's and con's? I am hoping to not have to spend $6+ for each Gamma Seal Lid.

Thanks!

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As I understand it, Gamma Seal lids are a great product, but they would be un-neccesary overkill if you're already using mylar.
On the other hand, I've had lots of problems with mylar bags not sealing or easily coming un-sealed ( admittedly, it could be my faulty technique, I seem to be getting better at it). But I kinda wish I'd bypassed the mylar bags and just poured the rice/beans/flour straight into the buckets and only used the Gamma lids with O2's.
 
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