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Feed Buckets with Lids








5-gallon, #2 plastic food-grade feed buckets with lids

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These feed buckets with lids are just like their lidded-bins counterparts inasmuch as they are great for long-term storage of your dehydrated foods.

These 5-gallon #2 plastic food grade feed buckets are fantastic and can easily be stored in a closet, walk-in pantry, or your garage.

Store buckets together that have the same kind of food items inside, such as flour and bread yeast next to each other; and sugar and salt side-by-side. Veggies in another 'column' etc.

Another thing: Safety First– leave the HEAVY buckets on the floor, or at least on the lower shelf. You don't want to be hit in the head by a full bucket! :-) (Note: These are readily available at your home building center or farm feed supply stores). 

When you have your buckets filled with your Mylar bags which should have their contents and the date written on the bags, it's time to do the same on the outside of the bucket and date it!









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Food-Grade Plastic Pails (Feed Buckets)


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The Food Grade plastic pails (buckets to me!) are also from Amazon.com – that's a good price for six of them.

Basically, we're looking to store our filled Mylar bags in bulk. So the buckets with handles makes it easy to move 'em around.

But back to the bucket lids, you (gently!) 'hammer-on' the 'rim' and then you can simply screw-out the center part!




For Feed Buckets with Lids:
Gamma2 Bucket Lids that Screw Out!


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These buckets are great for stacking in the garage - preferably an air-conditioned garage ...

NOTE: I came across these great Gamma2 lids at Amazon (see the links below).





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5-Gal Food Grade
Plastic Pails
with lids! 6-pk!


You can see
these buckets
(and some
grey buckets
from our local
hardware store)
in our
Great Wall of
Dehydrated Food
photo and page!

Keeps bugs out!
Gamma2
Air-Tight Lid




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Screw-Out Lids Are Air Tight And Bug-Free!


One reviewer said the Gamma 2 lids (and buckets!) kept her flour etc. totally bug-free – as they really are air-tight!

No more losing finger nails and hurting your finger tips trying to pry lids off, especially in cold weather ... ouch!

We also use grey buckets from our favorite home improvement store.




Don't Forget Your Oxygen Absorber
(aka oxypack)

Don't Forget Your
Oxygen Absorber
(aka oxypack)

Don't forget to add a 2000cc oxypack!
Remember, the dehydrated foods are being stored long-term,
so we need to bear in mind that we don't want to be opening
and closing these buckets on a daily basis – ideally maybe
twice a year, for stock rotation.

100cc
Oxygen Absorbers


300cc
Oxygen Absorbers


2000cc
Oxygen Absorbers


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vacuum sealer bags 6 x 10 inches

Vacuum Sealer Bags

Store your dehydrated foods in vacuum-sealer bags. Add an oxygen absorber prior to vacuuming the bag.


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Vacuum Sealer Rolls

Create your “just right” sized bag from rolls. See how easy it is!








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