Food Storage Basics: The Gamma Seal Lid

by Erich

If you’ve read any of my other articles on food storage, then you’ll know that I always stress the importance of rotating and using your food storage now — this includes your long-term bulk-food items such as sugar, dried milk, wheat, flour, grains and legumes.

Not only does this force you to figure out how best to use these items, it also gets you and your family used to eating what you one day may need to rely upon.  

The problem with bulk foods is that most people tend to store them in large, air-tight 5-gallon buckets (as I do), and once you peel back the seal strip and open the bucket, the seal breaks and forever loses it’s air-tight sealing properties.  

This obviously doesn’t lend itself well to reuse. And since you’re most likely not living exclusively off of your long-term food storage, it will take a bit of time to go through say a 5 gallon bucket of wheat or dried milk — increasing the potential of it spoiling or getting infested before it’s used up.

Up until recently, when I opened a bucket, I would transfer my bulk food from it to smaller individual mylar bags. This was before I found out about Gamma Lids.

Gamma Lids converts any food-grade 5 gallon bucket to a reusable, and resealable airtight and leakproof food-storage container. Check out this video to see just how easy it is:

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