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    Hello Out there!

    Hello from Canada!
    My husband and I are new to prepping. Unfortunately (and thankfully, too) it was the american election that finally prompted us to get started and have a deadline. We've been talking about for quite a while and now we have a start at least.
    My first question that I wonder if some could help with regarding food storage buckets. Every year we order grape juice that comes in 5 gallon food grade pails for making wine. They have a gasket and a little thingy in the lid to let air out when the juice starts fermenting. I have been saving these and using them to store dry goods. Is this sufficient to keep food stored properly? I do not have flour for example in a bag and then in the bucket. Just looking for additional advice or suggestions or for someone to let me know if this is a terrible idea! Below is a photo of the bucket.
    Thanks!
    (don't know why its sideways)
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    Welcome, Evie!

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    Welcome!

    Use the search tool and type in "food buckets". You'll probably get your answer that way. Or wait around and one of our knowledgeable members can help you out.

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    Hello Evie,

    I may not be able to help with all of your questions but I'll do my best.

    Regarding your picture being sideways, CONGRATS! I don't know much but I know if you are drankin' some Vino and thangs ain't a bit sideways then you must not be doing it right!

    There are a number of threads regarding food storage in food grade buckets, mylar bags, vacuum sealing etc. Do a search and you should find them.

    Also, it used to be customary for new folks to post a picture of themselves in swimwear but I think that rule was lifted a while back. I'll check with the Powers to Be on that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evie1058 View Post
    Hello from Canada!
    My husband and I are new to prepping. Unfortunately (and thankfully, too) it was the american election that finally prompted us to get started and have a deadline. We've been talking about for quite a while and now we have a start at least.
    My first question that I wonder if some could help with regarding food storage buckets. Every year we order grape juice that comes in 5 gallon food grade pails for making wine. They have a gasket and a little thingy in the lid to let air out when the juice starts fermenting. I have been saving these and using them to store dry goods. Is this sufficient to keep food stored properly? I do not have flour for example in a bag and then in the bucket. Just looking for additional advice or suggestions or for someone to let me know if this is a terrible idea! Below is a photo of the bucket.
    Thanks!
    (don't know why its sideways)

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    Howdy from Texas.

    The buckets should be fine. I would put storage items in a mylar bag though first to ensure long term storage.

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    Welcome from NE Texas, and don't sweat this prepping stuff, its only another thingy.
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