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Brilliant Ways To Use Five Gallon Buckets

Brilliant Ways To Use Five Gallon Buckets

Brilliant Ways To Use Five Gallon Buckets Along with pallets, PVC pipes, and 55 gallon barrels, 5 gallon buckets are among the DIYer’s favorite materials for useful projects. Often obtained for free from delis, bulk grocery outlets, restaurants, feed stores, and even ice cream parlors and other local industries. They have a ton of uses …

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DIY 5 Gallon Bucket Fish Trap

DIY 5 Gallon Bucket Fish Trap This is a neat update on the native American Primitive Funnel Fish Trap made with a 5 gallon bucket rather than woven twigs. It is a great way to passively catch fish. No sitting with a rod and reel which is fun, but not as productive. You can only do …

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Recycled Nesting Boxes

Recycled Nesting Boxes Most Preppers use their 5 gallon buckets for food storage. But if  you have a few extra this is one use for them. I tend to think more along the lines of after you have used the food previously stored in them during a SHTF scenario. By that time I would hope …

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What Foods to Plant in Your Container Garden

What Foods to Plant in Your Container Garden Not everyone is fortunate enough to have space for a full fledged, full size garden. Some rent and aren’t able to dig up the property. Fortunately most of us do have a bit of space here and there where we can use a container for planting and …

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Aeroponics for Beginners

Aeroponics for Beginners This is a really simplified small model of an aeroponics garden system. It’s small enough for beginners to easily handle while they learn the best methods for the plants and environment they will be using. It doesn’t take an abundance of water to begin either, only 2 gallons to begin. Not to …

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DIY Mini Root Cellars

DIY Mini Root Cellars Not everyone has the space, financial ability or physical ability to build their own root cellar. But everyone does want to save money and keep their stored goods fresher longer. Once you understand the basics of how a root cellar works you can improvise on the structure. For an overview see …

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Reasons to Keep Buckets of Water

Reasons to Keep Buckets of Water We all know why we should have fresh drinking water stored. But what about the other uses that don’t involve cooking or drinking? If the grid goes down, these are things that will be important too and no one wants to use their stored safe drinking water for these chores. …

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DIY Hydroelectric Generator-Hydropower

DIY Hydroelectric Generator–Hydropower In a long term SHTF scenario the power could be out for a very long time if not permanently. You may also have a cool little cabin off the grid that you would like to have a bit of your own power running to. Especially nice for a bug out location that …

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Pallets and Buckets

Pallets and Buckets To people who prepare, live green, and want to recycle and reuse, pallets and buckets are as good as gold. There are literally hundreds of uses for them and in many cases they can be gotten for free! For information on use and locating them continue reading at the link below Pallets and Buckets  This …

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DIY Bucket Air Cooler for Camping or a Single Room

DIY Bucket Air Cooler for Camping or a Single Room Trying to sleep in an over heated room or tent is very uncomfortable. But no one wants to reduce their home or camp site security so much as to leave a  tent flap or window wide open either. So how do you inexpensively cool down a small …

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