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5gal Square Buckets

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by CaughtSteelin, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    I am looking at getting about 10-15 5gal square buckets. But I can't seem to find any... I have searched the forum, but I must really suck at it, b/c I can't find any info. They don't have to be brand new, just able to put food grade items in them (ice).

    Is anyone able to point me in the direction of finding some? Matter it be Astoria, Newport, Portland and Salem surrounding areas.


  2. wheretheheckami

    wheretheheckami Vernonia, OR Member

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    go to craigslist and do a search for "food grade buckets".
  3. ernurse

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    Ive only found round ones, the only square 5 gal buckets I know of are cat litter buckets.
  4. michaels

    michaels oregon Active Member

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    If you have the time, find a bakery.

    Raid their recycling.

    If you don't have time and way too much money, Bob's Redmill in Milwaukie has them, but they were Way too spendy there.

    I think around 8 bucks a bucket. :wow:

    Wait, was it the round ones that were spendy, and the square ones reasonable?

    Can't remember, give 'em a call
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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  6. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member

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  7. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    There is a guy in Hillsboro that sells all sorts of buckets and barrels (4gallon square buckets are amongst his inventory)

    I have his email if you are still looking.

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  8. sailorman2010

    sailorman2010 Kittitas County,WA Member

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    Hi. Check with old time drive in burger joints (no McD's or BK's). They always seem to be getting square buckets with food product in it. They might smell like what came in them, but they are clean! I got a few once from one in Lake Chelan for cleaning our boat.
  9. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try Stuffy's Restaurant in Longview, WA. Mayonnaise comes in the square buckets.
    Use to work there.
  10. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    P.S. don't wash with bleach water, use a Hydrogen peroxide-water mix
  11. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link as to why no bleach? I've been using it in dilution all along.

    I also wash them with a baking soda/water mix. It removes odors.
  12. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    From an e-mail I received,
    "This is good information.

    Peroxide VS Bleach

    This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me:

    "I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store. What does bleach cost? My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide.

    "Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office? NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

    "Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill troops.

    "Peroxide was invented during WWI. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:

    1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
    hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash..

    2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of

    3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and
    leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.

    4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
    kill salmonella and other bacteria.

    5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of
    peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

    6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
    several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal
    with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

    7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and
    keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic
    system like bleach or most other disinfectants will.

    8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
    whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to
    kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose
    into a tissue.

    9 If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right
    away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
    minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

    10. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus,
    or other skin infections.

    11. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
    whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

    12. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which
    is why I love it so much for this.

    "I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without!

    "With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!"

    This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from
    it, too.

    I worked in catering chef for years and use to do the same as you.:thumbup:
  13. wheretheheckami

    wheretheheckami Vernonia, OR Member

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    "P.S. don't wash with bleach water, use a Hydrogen peroxide-water mix "

    A bleach solution is fine to use. Both items are oxidants....bleach is cheaper. You have to use common sense, but the fact of the matter is, chlorine has saved hundreds of millions of lives. Both as a disinfectant before discharging treated wastewater back to rivers and as a disinfectant in the drinking water supply. Typhoid fever, cholera and the like are nearly unheard of in this country and western europe due to chlorine use.
    I use a soap/bleach solution to clean. I use a rag with dry baking soda and rub it around inside the pail for odor control. The powder seems to leave a film on the walls of the bucket and it won't hurt anything.