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Old 11-10-2012, 12:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Couldn't find the exact one I use but this is close enough. Large locking handles. When all dogs are on same food I can just dump food in when they are on different foods I can just put the different bags in. Keeps dogs out.

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I also leave my food in the original bag inside a plastic storage container as I do not want the food to have contact with the plastic.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I've been using food-grade 5 gallon buckets for kibble for a couple years now. I just dump the kibble in the buckets (2 buckets per bag) and put the lid on. The buckets are numbered in sequence (1, 2, 3, 4) so there is no question about rotating. Right now, I'm on bucket #3; after that I go to bucket #4. In the meantime, buckets #1 and #2 have been washed, and since they are right there empty, I know it is time to buy dog food again.

The raw stuff is in plastic in the freezer.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I use two of something similar to this. Only mine have sealed locking lids.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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If they aren't food safe, I wouldn't trust the plastic...some is recycled and can be toxic from either the components or how they were manufactured.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Plastic can get tiny scratches over time which can harbor bacteria, and it can be difficult when washing to fully get into the scratches to clean. The fats from the food are also hard to wash off of plastic which can end up leaving a greasy residue, resulting in old fat coming in contact with the food.
Also if the plastic is a disposable container not meant to be reused it may weaken over time, and I would also be aware that chemicals could leach out of the plastic when reusing containers that are meant for one time/limited time use.

I like to keep foods in the original bag and just put the whole bag of the food into whatever storage container I am using.
The other reason to store in the original bag is if there is ever a problem you will have all the manufacturing info, and know things like the manufacturing date and batch number of and such in case there is ever a recall.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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VITTLE VAULTS!!
Nothing but.
We tried all the others and they were not truly airtight, as a result we got rodents.

We still do but they can't get in and we don't have waste now.
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They are pricey but the last one you'll ever buy or need.
We use these too. They are fabulous! I can fit the bag in the taller container but I normally just cut off the UPC and lot number code. I feed Earthborn Holistic and do the UPC for trees deal so I have to cut it off to mail it in anyway.
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