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5 Gallon Buckets

Nice clothes washing kit that would be a nice, no-power addition to a long-term emergency preparedness set up. NOTE: You could store two 5-gallon buckets, stack one inside of the other. Use one bucket for the soapy water and the other for the rinse water. You may be able to wash and rinse a couple of batches of clothes without changing the soapy water depending on how dirty the clothes are.

Store charcoal in 5 gallon buckets. 1 Bag of Charcoal Briquettes will make it possible for you to cook 1 Meal a Day for a whole month. Its a great storage item to have on hand. Add a couple bottles of starter fluid and you're good to go!

Wooden spool table. Sanded and stained the spool. Cut a hole in the middle and dropped in a 5-gallon paint bucket as a beer cooler!

Homemade air conditioner DIY - Awesome Air Cooler! - EASY Instructions. This is WAY better than the 5-gallon Homer bucket which I made this weekend. It was a waster of money. I wish I had seen this video first. I little more money, but so much nicer looking, already insulated and uses a lot more ice. BOOM!

Saw these at Meijer in a couple colors about a year ago. I think they'd be pretty easy to make - maybe starting with a 5-gallon bucket as a base to allow for storage?

Tyler 4H project: Maggie's Kinder Corner: Bucket Seats on the Cheap!!! Here is my version of the 5 gallon bucket seat!

DIY Tip of the Day: 5-Gallon Bucket Spacer. It’s nice to keep some empty 5-gallon buckets around, but the only way to efficiently store them is to stack them. The problem is, they can get stuck so tight it feels like they’re glued together. Put a short chunk of 2x4 between the buckets when you stack them. It’ll be a cinch to pull them apart. - Dennis Rowe

DIY Dip-dye curtains. Mix fabric dye in 5 gallon bucket. Mark curtains with rubber bands where you want color to stop. Wet fabric so it absorbs the color. Place fabric in bucket up to rubber band. Stir so fabric is covered evenly. Set timer for 15 minutes. Pull fabric out a foot or so and set timer for another 15 mins. Repeat until the end of the fabric. Wash in cold water.

5 Gallon Bucket Camping Ideas | Five Gallon Ideas

Be Ready For Summer With Awesome DIY Air Conditioners. This Is Awesome. - How to make a non-compressor based "5 gallon bucket" air conditioner. simple DIY. items needed: bucket, styrofoam liner, pvc pipe, small fan, and ice. (small solar panel is optional). One frozen gallon jug of water lasted 6 hours. Temperature in house was 84F. cooled air was in the mid. 40F range.

5 Gallon Bucket Swamp Cooler DIY Project - Cooling your tent or van. The basic idea for the bucket cooler is just a smaller version of Yellowdog's cooler made from a rubbermade garbage can. An evaporative cooler will reduce the temperature by 20 to 30 degrees. All the ideas that people came up with on this thread are a perfect example of radical self relience! (Bravo!!!)

Homemade Air Conditioner DIY - The "5 Gallon Bucket" Air Cooler! DIY- can be solar powered! iMAGINE THIS ! Instead of using the ice or water in a bucket ... Use the soil temp like in a celler to bring cool air into the home ?


HowTo make self-agitating washer ~ 5 gallon bucket with lid to prevent splashes . centered hole is better, ready-made or cut your own . modify RED toilet plunger by *carefully* cutting away inner rubber flap and 3-6 quarter-size holes around perimeter (reduced suds = less rinsing) . put 1/4-1/3 detergent as usual in bucket, fill half-way with hot water (or cold?) . dump in clothes, plunge, then rinse (twice if needed) . wring out water, hang to dry . longer handle much easier to use

Laundry Detergent:Liquid Laundry Soap-Family Sized Batch 1 bar grated Fels Naptha soap 5 gallon bucket 1 cup washing soda (Again, Arm and Hammer) 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax 4 1/2 gallons water I use approximately 1/2 – 1 cup per large load (depending on how dirty the clothes are!)

5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner DIY Project

Build Your Own 5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit. Everyone should have one of these emergency buckets packed and ready to go. If you only ever do one thing for emergency preparedness, put together one of these kits.

DIY PORTABLE ART STATION FOR KIDS - Clever idea using a 5 gallon paint bucket and a "bucket jockey" from tool section to create storage for colouring books, drawing pads, etc., along with various drawing tools (markers, crayons, coloured pencils, etc.)

Homemade 5 gallon bucket Air Conditioner: Small fan set on top of lid, 1 gallon milk jug of frozen water inside the bucket. Air output varies between 40-45 degrees F. It can also be made with a styrofoam cooler instead of the bucket.