We have put our gamma lids to good use. It has helped us to save money when purchasing organic rice. We can buy it bulk and store it in the buckets and not need to worry about it going bad. I love the tips of taking the bucket/lids camping to keep everything dry.
Gamma seal lids are awesome… I only wish I had invented them!
I use gamma seal lids for keeping items waterproofed while canoeing. When canoe-camping they also double as a seat. Use them to keep anything from drawing moisture such as charcoal, grain and of course food.
Just got our first one tonight – it took me about 10 minutes to get the lower ring on but it was worth it. What a great buy!
I have several gamma lids (different colors) and love them. This is how I put the initial gamma seal on: I unscrew the top from the ring, then i set the ring on the bucket edge.
Next I use a board that is long enough to span the entire diameter of the bucket and set it on top of the gamma seal ring. I then use a hammer and hit the board, I rotate the board around the gamma seal ring and hit it every few inches.
By the time I make it back to the starting place, It is down nice and tight. I just put one on 5 minutes ago. Really! I would not recommend hitting the gamma seal ring with a hammer – hence the board. It works great!
Getting it on is hard – but getting them off to put on new buckets is even harder! Usually instead of moving the lid, I just refill the gamma lidded bucket from the newer buckets.
I love the ease to open these, but getting the ring on the bucket for the first time was terribly difficult! I'm glad I only have to do that once.