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Where to buy 6 gallon buckets?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by dsimonl, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. dsimonl

    dsimonl PDX Member

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    I can find them online, but are there any sources in the Portland local area?

    Thx.
     
  2. michaels

    michaels oregon Active Member

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    Find a wholesale bakery.

    Ask someone where the recycling is.

    You can find 5 gallon buckets with lids, that were used once.

    They're probably relatively clean, just some soap and water clean up.
     
  3. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I kept cruising Craigslist > Cities until I found what I was looking for.

    Also, you can try bakeries, pastry shops etc.. sometimes they give them away sometimes they sell them, be preare to clean out bakery type stuff out of them though. Personally the bakeries i talked to were always out when I got there, but have talked to other who go them their.
     
  4. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Interestingly I found that Home Depot carries the Gama Seal lids and they always have those bright orange 5 gallon buckets. I bought a 12 pack of lids and 6 gallon buckets from Costco a while back. They were here in 3 days with free shipping.
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Costco.com still has them --> Link

    189.99
    12-pack Gamma Lids & 6-gallon Buckets
    with 12 Mylar Pouches & 80 500cc Oxygen Absorbers
     
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  6. dsimonl

    dsimonl PDX Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I wanted to get some stuff packaged today and didn't want to wait for online delivery or drive all over the place.

    I didn't find any 6 gallon buckets today, but I found white 5 gallon food grade buckets at Lowe's for $3.50 each. The Gamma lids I got at Home depot for $6.97 each, and the O2 absorbers I picked up at Portland Preparation Center (nice people!).

    I packaged 325# of food staples this afternoon and feel really good about my progress.
     
  7. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    Hawaiian Teryaki -Corrner of 1st and Baseline in Hillsboro, 5 -6 gallon food grade buckets with Handles, o-ring lids and unopened pour spouts $2.00 each originally had soy sauce in them. Good food there too.
     
  8. ROC

    ROC Estacada Member

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    WINCO in Beaverton sells them. Lids,gamma lids, oxygen absorbers too.
     
  9. ExTXAstro

    ExTXAstro Whatcom County New Member

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    Try a homebrew store. The 5 gallon primary fermenter buckets they sell are 6 gallon food grade. They cut a couple holes in them and overcharge a bit, but if you talk to the guy you may be able to pick a couple up that haven't been drilled yet for a little over cost...
     
  10. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Bob's Red Mill has the 5 and 6 gallon buckets and the Gamma lids...I don't recall the price...sure it wasn't the cheapest you could find, but I just needed 2 and I was there.