Storing in Buckets

Storing in buckets is very easy and another great way to preserve your food.
I offer buckets ranging in size from 1/2 gallon to 6.5 gallon.
Depending on the size of your family you can store in 3.5 gallon, 5 gallon or 6.5 gallon. It will also depend on how fast you go through stuff, for example your flour, sugar, wheat, etc.

How to store in Buckets:

For every gallon of your bucket you want to use 1 oz. of dry ice. So for a 5 gallon bucket put in 5 oz. of dry ice. Put the dry ice in the bottom of your bucket, dump the food on top and then ONLY seal down your lid half way. DO NOT SEAL THE LID ALL THE WAY CLOSED, or you will have lids exploding off your buckets. You will finish sealing your bucket when all of the dry ice is gone. To tell if this has happened, feel the bottom of your bucket. If it is still cold then you are not finished yet. This process will take a few hours, so it is best to do it in the morning and then check it every so often throughout the day. As soon as you can not feel any more cold spots on the bottom of your bucket, finish sealing your lid. To seal the lid down, you can use a rubber mallet.
You must use dry ice on anything that you put in buckets, except white sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar and salt. These food items don't need anything. Simply dump them in the bucket and seal down the lid.
DO NOT USE OXYGEN PACKETS, they will not work in buckets.

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