Do It Yourself SuperPail Combo



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This DIY SuperPail Combo allows you to protect your long-term storage foods from the deteriorating effects of oxygen, light, and moisture—all in the comfort of your own home. This DIY SuperPail™ Combo allows you to protect your long-term storage foods from the deteriorating effects of oxygen, light, and moisture—all in the comfort of your own home. Foods protected from oxygen and light store longer, and keeping foods in plastic buckets alone leaves your foods exposed. Use this combination of food-grade plastic buckets, metallized storage bags, and oxygen absorbers to package grains, legumes, and other low-moisture foods for more effective long-term storage. For more information, see the tabs below.

It Works

We sealed up 6 bags today and for the most part all went well. This is a two person project. One to hold the bag taut and one to seal the bag with the iron. This is the method that worked for us. We placed the bag in the bucket and filled it with food (rice, sugar etc.). Then we placed the oxygen absorber(s) into the bag. We put a dish towel over a 1x6 board and placed it on the bucket, essentially using it like an ironing board. We placed the end of the mylar bag on the towel covered board and stretched it tight. We pulled one end over the side of the board about an inch to keep this part unsealed. Then using a clothes iron we sealed the mylar bag. Medium heat worked well for us. We tried low heat but it just wouldn't seal. When the iron was too hot, the iron would stick to the plastic. Once the bag is sealed, we inserted a plastic hose into the end which we left unsealed and attached the other end to a Foodsaver VAC1050 to vacuum the air from the bag. Generally we reached two bars on the Foodsaver and could hear the motor laboring as an indicator that we had removed most of the air. At this point we pulled out the hose and quickly sealed the remaining opening. We set the bucket aside for a few hours to make sure that the entire seal was good and that no air was pulled back into the bag and then put the plastic lids on using a rubber hammer. A few other comments are worth noting. First, the Foodsaver hose has a fixture on each end. We pulled one of these fixtures off so that only the tube was left. Second, we stored the opened oxygen absorber in a zip lock bag during this process to minimize exposure to the air until it was needed. Third, some foods such as sugar and salt are inert and do not require oxygen absorbers.

Posted on 3/21/14 by Jim

Excellent product

If you know what ur doing the bags r super easy to seal.. I had a friend show me what to do.. The first one on my own was a little rough.. But we have it down now.. Nothing but good things to say about the whole package.. Gonna order more asap..

Posted on 3/17/14 by Prepper madness

In Defense of This Process

I have used these bags and absorbers. I do like the idea of suctioning the bags first although it is not a necessity. The Oxygen absorbers bind all the oxygen and leave only Nitrogen anyway. I have a special sealer for these bags and it works great. I have another vacuum sealer that I re-seal my absorbers in after every single use. that saves them for later. I will purchase this kit as soon as I can.

Posted on 10/10/13 by Renfro

Sealing Mylar bags

I use the hot iron for straightening hair. It seals the bags in one pass, and it is less cumbersome than the iron and 1X2 method. I seal part of the bag leaving a small opening that will fit tightly around the vaccum cleaner crevace t tool. I then add the oxigen absorber and vaccum out the air until the bag conforms tight ly around the food, just like a vaccum sealer. Slowly pull crevace tooll out and seal bag with hot iron right beneath the tool before turning off the vaccum. I sealed 50 lbs rice bags years ago, and it worked so well that you can see the outline of the individual grains through the bag. Hope this helps.

Posted on 9/13/13 by Judee

OXegin absorbers

A little while back i bought some buckets and a large package of absorbers opened them to get one for a bucket and guess what someone is right all the others 9 are no good now well as they say my bad but they need to be wrapped separate.

{Response from Emergency Essentials - We're sorry to hear about your situation, but it brings up a good point. If you can reseal your absorbers in an air-tight back (like a good quality freezer bag), unused oxygen absorbers will be ready to use later on. If that information wasn't available to you from our site, that is our mistake. Give us a call at 1-800-999-1863 and we'll get you taken care of. Thanks for taking the time to post a review.}

Posted on 9/10/13 by Blockhead

Sealing mylar bags

Thought I'd add my two cents about sealing the bags. I use an iron and a piece of 1 X 2. First I roll up the excess bag material on the 1 X 2, trying to get at least one end and 3/4 of the top of the bag smooth and far down into the bucket as possible. I seal this portion, but leave the last few inches on one end unsealed. Then I remove the 1 X 2 and cut off the excess bag all the way across. Then I add my oxygen absorber(s) and squeeze as much air out of the bag as I can and hold the 1 X 2 under the last few inches and seal it. My corner seal is usually somewhat at an angle because I'm working down in the bucket a bit, but it doesn't matter as long as you get a good seal all the way across. I've found when sealing a partially full bag it's easier to take the bag out of the bucket when it's full, seal it and then put it back in. You might have to turn it sideways to get it back in the bucket, but what does it matter?

Posted on 9/3/13 by Don


The metalized bags are difficult to seal. I was unable to get an airtight seal with the bags. The bags crinkled and left pockets. I suppose someone with a lot of experience (guy in video) could get a good seal. But your first half dozen bags are not going to be airtight. Which makes them useless.
The oxygen absorbers are all packaged together so you need to use them all the same day you open the pack.
Very disappointed.

{Response from Emergency Essentials - Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear of any complications sealing your metalized bags. Please contact customer service directly at 1-800-999-1863. We would be happy to walk through the steps with you of how to properly seal the bags and provide you with some replacement bags. Please know we are eager to assist you. This product is a great option for those who want to package their own food.}

I spoke with Customer Service and they were helpful and very nice about everything. I opened and emptied the first bag and practiced sealing it (repeatedly). I was finally able to get a seal I was fairly confident with. I still recommend buying an extra bag to practice on.

I used a clothes-iron, on the recommended setting.

NB: Yes, I dont know what I am doing, cause Ive never done this before. If youve never sealed a metalized bag before, dont be surprised if it doesnt go smoothly.

Posted on 7/25/13 by disappointed


This product is easy to use, do not let that bad review above scare you, the person has no idea what he/she is doing. if you know what your doing it is fast and easy, and this package makes it a great deal. it is very easy and quick, I use a hair straightener to seal.

Posted on 7/21/13 by cahebayx

Easy to do!

I thought this was a great alternative to purchasing pre-packaged goods. I have a picky DH who likes a particular kind of rice (ONLY), and this is the only way I am able to store it cost-effectively. The video on how to seal the mylar bags was kind of hard to find on the website, but once I found it, it was easy to follow. It was kind of hard to get the lids on, but IMO this is ok, because it means they won't get easily knocked off by accident! I did kind of wonder if it was too much air-exposure for the oxygen absorbers, because the dot in the package turned purple before I got the last one sealed. Maybe a matter of 10 minutes total from start to finish, so I just didn't know how I could have been faster on that.

{Response from Emergency Essentials - Thanks for the review DH. The video can be found on this page by clicking the play button next to the product image list. For the oxygen absorbers, it is normal if the dot on the packaging bag to turn purple after it is exposed to oxygen. If this happens before you open the bag, that means the packets inside the bag were prematurely exposed to oxygen during shipment or while on the shelf. As long as the dot was pink when you opened the bag, the absorbers are still active and will function as designed when you're ready to package your items.}

Posted on 6/11/13 by JH

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Tech Specs
Metalized Bag Dimensions - 20" x 30" x 4 mil PET (polyethylene) aluminum bag
Bucket Dimensions - 6 gallons, 17” x 12”, 90 mil
Oxygen Absorbers - 10 pack of 2000 cc absorbers.
Additional Info
Number of oxygen absorbers to use:
Weight of product
Number of oxygen absorbers needed
0-15 lbs
16-35 lbs
over 35 lbs

Simply fill your metalized bag with dried product, insert an oxygen absorber, heat seal the metalized bag using a warm iron or industrial sealer and then place the sealed bag inside a food grade plastic bucket and you have items that are packaged for long term storage. For any absorbers not being used immediately, place them in an air-tight storage container such as a freezer-grade zip top bag to preserve them for later use.

Oxygen absorbers protect packaged food and other products against spoilage, mold growth, color change, loss of nutritive values and loss of quality by removing residual oxygen inside the packaging (to below .01%). Effectively protect your food and extend the shelf life without the use of food additives and preservatives. There is no need for moisture to activate these fast reacting absorbers. The applications are many including: flour, grain, dried mixes, dried fruits, dehydrated vegetables, beef jerky and other meats, nuts and snacks, spices and seasonings, candies and confectionaries, bird seed and pet food, breads and cakes, cookies and pastries, dietary supplements, even art work and important documents.
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