When it comes to cutting corners to save a buck or two, storage containers for your food preps isn't where you should do it. If you do not use food grade buckets you will find your food may end up on safe to consume. In the end that is not savings.
Gathering food storage and emergency supplies can be simplified by using 12 monthly emergency prep lists. With different monthly goals, these lists can put you on autopilot and help you establish a habit of gathering year-round while you regularly shop.
Chef Tess Bakeresse: 52 jar method Just bc you're preparing for disasters doesn't mean you have to eat like a poor college student. These meals in jars have a shelf life of 5-7 years. This blog has instructions on how to make a large variety of meals that can be prepared with minimal effort and resources.